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Science of Mudra – Part-1

11 Oct 2019 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy

Science of Mudra

The Equinity of Nature is the important rule of the divine in the Universe. There is the balance of Pancha tattva e.g. Aakaasha (space)-6%, Vaayu (Air) – 6%; Agni (Fire) – 4%;  Jala ( Water) – 72%; and Prithvi (Earth) – 12%.  Of these five elements, ether is the most expansive and pervasive, Air is the most dynamic.  In modern times, this balance has been upset too much due to lifestyle disorders.  If this is imbalanced, it will spell disaster for mankind. The human body has a very complex networking system. It is a huge chemical factory wherein chemical reactions are taking place every moment. Various types of Bio-energy, magnetic energy, Electrical, Mechanical, and chemical energies are present in our bodies. These energies run the bodies which are the vital force of the body or Prana Shakti. Further about the Science of Mudra

The five fingers of our hands are the depositories of the Prana Shakti. Maximum energy flows in the tips of these fingers but these fingers represent different components of Prana Shakti. The Middle Finger represents AAKAASHA (Ether), the Index finger represents VAAYU (Air), the Thumb represents AGNI (fire),  , the Little finger represents JALA (Water) and the Ring finger represents PRITHIVI (Earth).

As already mentioned, the five fingers are the storehouse of vital energy or magnetic energy. The tips of fingers have the maximum energy which can balance these five elements. Any imbalances in five elements affect the vital energy and create sickness. We can restore the balance through these fingers so as to keep healthy.

Yoga is the science of life and also a healing science. Mudras are an integral part of yoga, but unfortunately, the healing aspect of these mudras has not been well-published so far. The science of Mudras provides the safest and the most convenient, easy-to-do hand mudras, both for prevention as well as for the healing of diseases. With five fingers of our hands magically affect the body’s metabolism, growth of the human body and mind, releasing of mental tensions or depression,  improving memory and concentration, for improving efficiency, gaining height and physical strength, increasing sexual power, improving intuition, and for spiritual advancements.

Tattva MudrasFingers & Elements

  1. Aakaasha (Ether/Space) Tattva – Middle Finger – Aakaasha Mudra
  2. Vaayu (Air) Tattva – Index Finger – Vaayu Mudra
  3. Agni (Fire) Tattva – Thumb – Surya Mudra
  4. Jala (Water) Tattva – Little Finger – Indra Mudra
  5. Prithvi (Earth) Tattva – Ring Finger – Prithivi Mudra

1.1. Aakaasha Mudra; 1.2. Shunya Mudra 2.1. Vaayu Mudra; 2.2. Gyaana Mudra; 3.1. Surya Mudra; 4.1. Indra Mudra; 4.2. Varuna Mudra; 5.1. Prithvi Mudra

fingers and elements relation

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