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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
HINDUISM DECODED---Discription of various Mudras and how to open Chakra.
1. Prithvi mudra, this mudra increases the Prithvi (earth) element within the body. At the same time, it decreases the Agni (fire) element. Therefore, it can also be calle...d Agni-shaamak mudra.
Method:This mudra is formed by joining together the tips of the ring finger and the thumb.
Effects : Prithvi-vardhak mudra increases the Prithvi (earth) element within the body but decreases the Agni (fire) element within the body.The element earth is a vital component of bodily tissues like bones, cartilage, skin, hair, nails, flesh, muscles, tendons, internal organs, etc. Practice of Prithvi-vardhak mudra builds and invigorates these tissues. In other words, this mudra increases vitality, strength and endurance. The element earth is also associated with the nose (smell). Therefore, Prithvi-vardhak mudra can be used to overcome nasal disorders (e.g., loss of sense of smell). The element earth is also a component of the bodily humor kapha. Practice of Prithvi-vardhak mudra increases the kapha humor within the body. Therefore, this mudra can be used to overcome disorders caused by kapha deficiency. However, it should be practised in moderation by people who already have an excess of kapha in their bodies. The element Agni (fire) is concerned with body-temperature and metabolism. Since Prithvi-vardhak (= Agni-shaamak) mudra reduces fire, it can be used to pacify an overactive Agni and overcome disorders of Agni-excess like emaciation, fever, inflammation, etc. The element fire is also a component of bodily humor Pitta. Therefore, Prithvi-vardhak (= Agni-shaamak) mudra is an excellent mudra for people with a pronounced Pitta constitution. They can regularly use this mudra even to avoid illness.
Benefits of Prithvi-vardhak mudra:
Chronic fatigue, general debility, convalescence
Lack of stamina or endurance
Inexplicable weight-loss, emaciation
Osteoporosis osteomalacia (diminished bone-density), rickets,
Fracture (to expedite union)
Degeneration of articular cartilage (Osteo-Arthritis)
Weak, atrophied muscles, myopathies,
Paresis, paralysis, poliomyelitis
Dry, cracked, burning, mature skin
Hair-loss, premature greying of hair
Burning in eyes, stomach (acidity), urine, anus, hands, feet, head
Aphthous ulcers in the mouth
Ulcers in the stomach, intestines
Inflammatory diseases (diseases names end with 'itis')
Duration : 30 to 45 minutes every day, either at one stretch or in 3 parts (i.e., for 10 to 15 minutes, thrice a day). However, people with kapha deficiency can do it even for longer periods.
Ideal time : Though Prithvi-vardhak mudra can be performed at anytime of the day.
2.2.Matangi Mudra is a miracle cure
It strengthens the respiratory rhythm and the energy balance around the solar plexus. Practice it as needed for five minutes if you are suffering from symptoms such as restless... legs and a wandering mind .It also strengthens the digestive organs – stomach, liver, spleen, gall bladder, pancreas, and kidneys.
Join the middle fingers of both hands. After that clasp the remaining fingers of both hands over one another.
3.Shakti Mudra to cure sleep disorder and menstrual discomfort :
It helps people who suffer from chronic insomnia by relaxing the body and fighting mental stress. It also relieves tension in the pelvic area, prev...ents spasms in the intestines and helps women during their menstrual discomfort. Close your eyes and practice it for fifteen minutes every day.
Bend the thumb of both hands towards the palm. Cover it with two adjacent fingers. Now join the ring and littler finger of both hands.
4.Gyan Mudra for insomnia and mental problems :
Gyan Mudra for insomnia and mental problems :
Gyan Mudra is used for the treatment of mental disorders, insomnia, high blood pressure and depression. It is very useful in improving the memory and concentration... power. It opens the psychic centre and stimulates the pineal gland. Practice it for around half an hour every day.
Touch the tips of index and thumb. Other three fingers should be in relaxed state – slightly curved.
5.Ganesha Mudra strengthens the Heart
It’s very useful for people suffering from weak heart and excess cholesterol. Ganesha mudra strengthens the heart by opening the bronchial tubes, improving blood circulati...on and by opening the heart chakra (Anahata chakra).
It’s named after the Hindu god ganesha – one who removes the obstacles from your life. If you are living in a state of depression and in the absence of trust and openness, please practice it regularly. It will improve the love, compassion, courage and openness around you.
Please keep your left arm at the level of your chest (closer to heart) with palm facing outside. Now grasp it with your right hand as shown in the figure. Now exhale vigorously while pulling the both hands in opposite direction. Inhale slowly, take a deep breath and release the tension in the hands. Repeat it six times. After that change the position of the hands and repeat six times.
1. Open the Root Chakra
Let the tips of your thumb and index finger touch.
Concentrate on the Root chakra at the spot in between the genitals and the anus.
Chant the sound LAM.
2. Open the Sacral Chakra
Put your hands in your lap, palms up, on top of each other. Left hand underneath, its palm touching the back of the fingers of the right hand. The tips of the thumbs touch gently.
Concentrate on the Sacral chakra at the sacral bone (on the lower back).
Chant the sound VAM.
3. Open the Navel Chakra
Put your hands before your stomach, slightly below your solar plexus. Let the fingers join at the tops, all pointing away from you. Cross the thumbs. It is important to straighten the fingers.
Concentrate on the Navel chakra located on the spine, a bit above the level of the navel.
Chant the sound RAM.
4. Open the Heart Chakra
Sit cross-legged. Let the tips of your index finger and thumb touch. Put your left hand on your left knee and your right hand in front of the lower part of your breast bone (so a bit above the solar plexus).
Concentrate on the Heart chakra at the spine, level with the heart.
Chant the sound YAM.
5. Open the Throat Chakra
Cross your fingers on the inside of your hands, without the thumbs. Let the thumbs touch at the tops, and pull them slightly up.
Concentrate on the Throat chakra at the base of the throat.
Chant the sound HAM.
6. Open the Third Eye Chakra
Put your hands before the lower part of your breast. The middle fingers are straight and touch at the tops, pointing forward. The other fingers are bended and touch at the upper two phalanges. The thumbs point towards you and touch at the tops.
Concentrate on the Third Eye chakra slightly above the point between the eyebrows.
Chant the sound OM or AUM.
7. Open the Crown Chakra
Put your hands before your stomach. Let the ring fingers point up, touching at their tops. Cross the rest of your fingers, with the left thumb underneath the right.
Concentrate on the Crown chakra at the top of your head.
Chant the sound NG.
Warning: don't use this meditation for the Crown chakra while you don't have a strong Root chakra (you need a strong foundation first).