Effective Yoga Mudras
When our heart is healthy then we are up and running as it is the main source that keeps us going. We often do cardio and other exercises to keep our heart healthy and happy but there are certain mudras that should come into practice for getting a healthy heart.
Let’s take a look at these mudras for keeping our heart happy and healthy:
1# Apana Vayu Mudra
This mudra is also known as ‘Mrita Sanjeevani Mudra’ because it gives immediate relief to the person suffering from cardiac arrest. It helps in easing down the pain and improves the blood circulation in the body. You need to sit in a position of Padmasana and place your hands on thighs so that they rest on your thighs. Let your palms face the ceiling and now fold your middle and ring finger in such a way that they touch the tip of your thumb. Fold the index finger inward so that it touches the base of your thumb. Stretch your small finger outward and keep it straight. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and hold this mudra as long as you wish to.
2# Surya Mudra
Surya or sun is filled with light and energy and this mudra will give a positive impact on your thyroid glands. This will safeguard your heart’s health and keep you healthy. It also lowers down the bad cholesterol level and shields your heart from high cholesterol.
You need to sit in Padmasana and inhale a deep breath. Rest your hands on thighs and let the palms face the ceiling. Bend your ring finger inward so that its tip rest on the base of the thumb. Press the ring finger with the thumb. Other fingers should remain in a stretched position. Close your eyes and hold this mudra as long as you want. Do this twice in a day for improved heart health.
3# Ganesh Mudra
This mudra helps in preventing health related obstacles and is ideal for those who have high level of cholesterol or whose heart is really weak. It helps in improving the blood circulation and opens up the heart chakra thereby strengthening your heart. It also opens up the bronchial tubes. Sit in a Padmasana position and stretch your hands outwards resting them on your thighs. Lift your arms and bring them close to the heart. The palm of left hand should be outward and of the right hand should be inward. Clasp the fingers of left hand with right hand to form a fist. Stretch the palms in opposite direction and take a deep breath. Repeat this for 6-7 times and then change the position of your hands.
4# Linga Mudra
As the name suggests Linga means male reproductive organ and this mudra helps in curing diabetes, obesity that proves harmful for the heart. If you practice this asana regularly then this will not lead to any any kind of cardiac problem.
Keep your mind relaxed and sit in the Lotus position. Stretch your hand in front of your body and clasp them together. Thumb of the left hand should point towards the ceiling and then encircle the thumb with your right hand’s index finger and thumb. Inhale and exhale and do this for 15-20 minutes on daily basis.
5# Prana Mudra
This mudra enhances life force and helps in clearing up clogged arteries and prevents the problem of cardiovascular disease. This mudra improves the fitness and raise your immunity levels. Sit in Padmasana and let your hands rest on your thighs.
Let your palms face the ceiling and bend your little finger and ring finger towards your palm so that they touch the tip of your thumb. Keep middle and index finger stretched outward. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and sit in this mudra as long as you want. Practice this mudra as many times as you want to get a healthy and happy heart
Mrs. Divya Sharma is an avid writer with a vast experience of almost 15 years in writing career. She did her MA in English from IGNOU along with Diploma course in Journalism from YMCA, New Delhi. She has worked as a Content Manager with Times Of India, Noida for 10 years. Writing is her passion and she tries to give her best every time she writes on any given topic. Writing articles on home remedies is her area of interest and she has gained immense knowledge by writing and researching a lot in this field.