Gyan Mudra And Its Benefits

gyan mudra benefitsWhat is Gyan Mudra?

Gyan Mudra is the hand position during performing the yoga and meditation. The hand position is a powerful and spiritual strength that brings calm and peace of mind. This method is followed since thousands of years by many guru’s and yogi’s. The word is derived from Sanskrit. Gyan means knowledge and mudra means hands gesture. It actually means the psychic gesture of knowledge and wisdom.

In meditation and the every mudra’s are related to each planet. Gyan Mudra is related to the planet Jupiter. Gyan Mudra is a famous mudra followed by many in the world and it is also seen by famous people following this mudra during their meditations. Apart from its spiritual strength Gyan Mudra has shown good health benefits and many conditions are been cured with just the Gyan Mudra methods of meditating.

How to do Gyan Mudra?

Doing Gyan Mudra is very easy and simple. When you sit for meditation, relax your body and sit straight. Put your hands both in front your knees and join the tips of your thumb and forefinger. It is important to make sure that you touch the tip from skin to skin and not to the nail. Keep all the other fingers straight and relaxed position.

Benefits of Gyan Mudra

Meditation is one of the best mind exercises to relieve tension and to attain peace of mind. Gyan Mudra is a powerful method that allows you to concentrate and find the inner peace in a spiritual way.  Gyan Mudra is also known as Vaayu Vardhak in ayurveda. This Mudra stimulates the air elements of your body thus purifies our brain, pituitary glands, empowers mind and cures many nervous problems. Some of the benefits of doing the Gyan Mudra are,

  1. Gyan Mudra helps in concentrating and is a best remedy for dullness, in-activeness, lack of enthusiasm, recklessness, and lack of creativity.
  2. The Mudra helps in stimulating the brain and makes the flow of blood easy thereby helps in solving the loss of memory problems. People suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, nervous system problems, disorders of drowsiness, and any other problems relating to brain will be benefited in reducing the illness with this meditating method.
  3. Gyan Mudra helps in treating diseases such as Hypothyroidism, Hypoparathyroidism, Hypoadrenalism, Hypopituitarism, and other similar ailments.
  4. This Mudra is an exercise to boost the air elements. Thus it helps in curing respiratory issues. It also helps in stimulating the endocrine system by drying out the fluids in joints and cartilage which are one of the reasons for joint stiffness.
  5. Gyan Mudra is also a best solution for muscular problems such as the myopathies, myasthenia gravies, paralysis, paraplegia, hemiplegia, etc

Gyan Mudra is beneficial and shows good healthy results when it is practiced everyday for half an hour preferably early morning when the day is yet to begin and there is calm and peace around you.

Try Shakti Mudra for good night sleep.

How to do Vairaagya Mudra?

Vairaagya Mudra is one of the Mudra’s in Yoga meditation techniques. This method of meditating helps you to detach from worldly materialistic attachments and makes you realize the power of taking a spiritual path.

To do Vairaagya Mudra follow the below simple steps.

  1. Sit to meditation in a calm and peaceful place in sukhasana position.
  2. Keep your hands on your thighs facing upwards.
  3. Join the tips of the thumb and the forefinger and make sure you sit straight and relaxed.
  4. Chant a mantra to keep your mind concentrated and sit for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Benefits – Vairagya means monasticism. This mudra is a part of gyan mudra which again stimulates the brain creating vibrations. It helps in developing knowledge and wisdom and achieve enlightenment.

How to do Purna Gyan Mudra?

Purna Gyan Mudra is one of the advanced method of gyan mudra. It is believed that Lord Gautama Buddha was in this position when he received his enlightenment and Lord Krishna used the same mudra when he gave Gita upadesh to Arjuna. These two bear a prominent significance for the importance of the Purna Gyan Mudra.

To do the Mudra follow the below steps.

  1. Sit in Padmasana or Siddhasana in a calm and peaceful place.
  2. Keep both hands on your thighs in Gyan Mudra position.
  3. Keep one hand on thighs and then slowly move the other hand near chest
  4. Keep your hands in this position and meditate minimum for half an hour everyday.

Benefits – This mudra stimulates the electromagnetic activity in brain. Thereby, helps in increasing better understanding and clarity of mind. Improves intelligence and wisdom and also calms the mind when irritable and tensed.

How to do Dhyan Mudra?

The main focus on any mudra or meditation is for spiritual attainment and to develop concentration and improve abilities. Dhyan Mudra is mainly derived from the way Lord Buddha performed his meditations and attained enlightenment under the pipal tree. In today’s world this mudra is very much necessary as it eliminates stress, anger and depressions.

To do the Dhyan Mudra follow the below steps.

  1. Sit in Padmasana position and bring both your hands front by sitting straight.
  2. Put both your hands in Gyan Mudra position.
  3. Bring both the hands together on top of each other in the middle and keep it same rested in your lap.
  4. Meditate in this position minimum for half an hour everyday for good results.

In conclusion the yoga mudras are very beneficial for human body for good health and to have a peaceful mind. It creates a balance between the five vital elements of our body that is water, air, ether, earth, and fire. Each finger representing each of these elements, the mudra creates a perfect balance and helps in spiritual attainment. It clears the psychic centers of the body and eliminated negative forces away from us which is the main reason for all kind of health issues. Practice the above mudra for your own wellness and to stay healthy and happy.

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