Thursday, July 8, 2010

Linga Mudra

"Linga" or "Angustha" refers to 'thumb' in Sanskrit.

  1. Join both your palms.
  2. Intertwine your fingers.
  3. Keep your right thumb raised.
  4. Encircle the right thumb with your left thumb and index finger.
  1. Increases fire element in the body
  2. Practice of this mudra can be beneficial for obese people.
  3. Cold (chronic and seasonal) can be treated with this mudra.
  4. Phlegm of chest can be cleared with Linga Mudra.
  5. People with irritable nature should perform this mudra to gain calmness.

Dhyana Mudra

Dhyana connotes meditation in Sanskrit. This mudra is assumed during meditation.

  1. Sit cross-legged.
  2. Place hands in Gyan Mudra, on your lap.
  3. Right palm should be resting above left palm in Gyan mudra Sit cross-legged.

  1. This mudra increases the ability to focus.
  2. Dhyana Mudra is the mudra of meditation and concentration.
  3. Makes you tremendously peaceful and tranquil.
  4. Cures depression and other mental ailments.
  5. Practitioner can experience the final state of eternal yogic bliss

Purn Gyan Mudra

The mudra of Lord Buddha.

  1. Sit cross-legged.
  2. Keep both hands in 'Gyan Mudra' Posture.
  3. Now keep right hand near chest region.
  4. Keep left hand near knee region.

  1. Clears the aura in the subtle astral body
  2. Causes electrical changes in the electromagnetic activity of the brain leading to increased clarity and understanding
  3. Improves memory to a great extent
  4. Soothes irritable temperaments
  5. Bestows intelligence and wisdom

Abhaya Mudra

Abhaya means fearless in Sanskrit. This mudra is a sign of benevolence and peace.

  1. Sit comfortably in Padmasana.
  2. Raise both your hands to ear level.
  3. Join the thumb and index finger at the tips.
  4. Keep the hands raised.

  1. This yoga mudra restores inner strength.
  2. It develops a sense of fearlessness.