List of Mudras and Benefits

MudraPostureMethodSpecialtyTime durationBenefits

Gyan Mudra (Mudra of Knowledge)


Touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the index finger, with the other three fingers stretched out.As it is a mudra of knowledge, it enhances the knowledge. The tip of thumb has centers of pituitary and endocrine glands. When we press these centers by index finger the two glands work actively.There is no particular time duration for this mudra. You can practice by sitting, standing or lying on bed whenever and wherever you have time.Increases memory power and sharpens the brainEnhances oncentration and prevents Insomnia. If we practice it regularly, it will cure all psychological disorders like Mental, Hysteria, Anger and  epression.

Prithvi Mudra (Mudra of Earth)

finger touches the tip of the thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out.It reduces all physical weaknesses.It has no particular time duration. You can practice it any time you want.It helps to increase the weight for weak people.It improves the complexion of skin and makes the skin to glow.It makes the body active by keeping it healthy.

Varuna Mudra (Mudra of Water)

Tip of little finger touches the tip of thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out.It balances the water content and prevents all diseases which come due to lack of water.It has no specific time duration and one can practice it according to their time.It retains clarity in blood by balancing water content in the body.Prevents the pains of Gastroenteritis and Muscle Shrinkage.

Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Air)

Keep the index finger on the base of the thumb and press with thumb keeping the other three fingers straight.It prevents all the diseases that occur due to the imbalance of the air.The practice of this mudra for 45 minutes reduces the severity of the disease in 12 to 24 hours. For better results practice it for two months.It cures Rheumatism, Arthritis, Gout, Parkinson’s disease and paralysis without any medicine.It is useful for Cervical Spondilytis, paralysis to face and catching of nerve in neck.It corrects the disorder of gas in the stomach.

Shunya Mudra 
(Mudra of Emptiness)

Keep the middle finger at themount of Venus and press it with thumb.It reduces the dullness in our body.One can practice it for 40 to 60 minutes daily until to be cured from the disease.It relieves an earache within 4 or 5 minutesIt is useful for the deaf and mentally challenged, but not for inborn ones.

Surya Mudra (Mudra of Sun)

Bend the ring finger and press it with thumb.It sharpens the center in thyroid gland.Practice it daily twice for 5 to 15 minutes.It reduces cholesterol in body and helps in reducing weightIt reduces anxietyIt corrects indigestion problems

Prana Mudra (Mudra of Life)

Bend ring finger and little finger and touch the tip of thumb with their tips keeping the remaining two fingers stretched.As it is the mudra of life, it improves the power of life. Weak people become strong. It reduces the clamps in blood vessels. If we practice it regularly, we will become active.No specific time duration. One can practice it any time.It improves immunity.Improves the power of eyes and reduces eye related diseases.It removes the vitamin deficiency and fatigue.

Apana Mudra
(Mudra of Digestion)

The tips of middle finger and ring finger touch the tip of thumb while the other two fingers are stretched out.It plays an important role in our health as it regulates the excretory system.Practice it daily for 45 minutes, but practice for longer time yields more benefits.It regulates diabetesIt cures constipation and pilesIt helps excreting the normal waste regularly

Apana Vayu Mudra
(Mudra of Heart):

The tips of the middle finger and ring finger touch the tip of thumb, while the index finger touches the base of thumb and little finger stretched out.It benefits the heart. It works like injection in the reduction of heart attack. It is as powerful as sorbitate tablet. It reduces the gas content in bodyPractice it as many times as you can. Heart patients and BP patients can practice it for 15 minutes daily twice for better results.It strengthens the heart and regularizes palpitationIt regulates excretory systemIt redeems gastric trouble

Linga Mudra (Mudra of Heat)

Interlock the fingers of both the hands and keep the thumb of the left hand vertically straight and encircle it with the thumb and the index finger of the right hand.It generates heat in our body. Take milk, ghee, more water and fruit juices
in addition to practice of this mudra for much benefits.
Practice it any time you want. But don’t practice it a lot as it produces heat in the body. It can cause sweating even in winter if you practice it longer.It stops production of phlegm and gives power to lungsIt cures severe cold and bronchial infectionIt invigorates the body
Mahasirs Yoga Mudra For HeadachesPlace your ring finger into the fold of the thumb. Touch the tips of your thumb, index and middle finger. Keep the baby straight.Do this with both hands. Hold it as long as necessary.This mudra relieves all tensions.15 to 20 minutesRelieves tension
Balances energy
Eliminates mucus congestion in the frontal sinuses
Quiets the senses and calms the emotions.


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