The Mudras are an Important part of Yoga. It is based on the fundamental principles of life, the five elements namely Fire, Space, Wind, Earth and Water. Balance of these elements establishes health and imbalance cause diseases. The diet, lifestyle and stresses of life, lure body and mind away from equilibrium. This causes disturbance in the five elements, hence invite diseases. Mudras arrest electromagnetic power emitted continuously through our fingertips and maintain equilibrium in the body elements that result in a healthy life. They are mainly performed as gestures by fingers, hand positions and also in combination with asanas. With the right positioning for prescribed periods, Mudras can rejuvenate the body, heal diseases and also help in spiritual awakening. Mudras are not only therapeutic but also prevent ailments. They are very effective.
Mudras are symbolic or ritual gestures in Hinduism and Buddhism. It’s an ancient science based on the energy of our body. According to the Science of Mudra, the secret of good health lies in the hands, fingers and Mudras which can be performed with the help of fingers. A particular kind of energy or Electro-Magnetic waves or the electricity of the body (aura), is continuously emitted from our hands. We can heal our self by practising of some Mudras. Daily practice of Mudras is an effective intervention in the treatment and management of back pain, joint pain, tinnitus, allergies and exhaustion. These Mudras do not require a dedicated place of practice, nor require any specialized equipment or resources and are easy to perform and non-inventiveness, they are a promising intervention for the treatment of a variety of health conditions. In Yoga Mudras are used in conjunction with pranayama (yogic breathing exercises), generally while seated in Padmasana, Sukhasana or Vajrasana pose, to stimulate different parts of the body and mind, and to affect the flow of Prana in the body. We have five kinds of Mudras Hasta, Mana, Kaya, Bandha and Adhara Mudras.