Effective Yoga Mudras
If our heart is healthy, we’re on the go, because it’s the main resource that keeps us going. We often do cardio and other exercises to keep our hearts healthy and happy, but there are certain mudras that must be practiced in order to have a healthy heart.
Let’s take a look at these mudras to keep our hearts happy and healthy:
1# Apana Vayu Mudra
This mudra is also known as ‘Mrita Sanjeevani Mudra’ as it gives instant relief to the person who is suffering from cardiac arrest. It helps in relieving the pain and improves blood circulation in the body. You should sit in Padmasana pose and put your hands on the thighs so that they rest on your thighs. Keep your palms facing the ceiling and now fold your middle and ring fingers so that they touch the tip of your thumb. Fold the index finger inward so that it touches the base of your thumb. Extend your little finger out and keep it straight. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and hold this mudra for as long as you want.
2# Surya Mudra
Surya or sun is filled with light and energy and this mudra will positively affect your thyroid. This will protect your heart health and keep you healthy. It also lowers bad cholesterol and protects your heart from high cholesterol.
You have to sit in Padmasana and take a deep breath. Rest your hands on the thighs and let the palms face the ceiling. Bend your ring finger inward so that the tip rests on the base of the thumb. Press the ring finger with the thumb. Other fingers should remain straight. Close your eyes and hold this mudra for as long as you want. Do this twice a day for better heart health.
3# Ganesh Mudra
This mudra helps prevent health-related obstacles and is ideal for those who have high cholesterol or whose heart is very weak. It helps improve blood circulation and opens the heart chakra, strengthening your heart. It also opens the bronchi. Sit in a Padmasana position and stretch your hands out while resting them on your thighs. Raise your arms and bring them close to the heart. The palm of the left hand should be outward and of the right hand inward. Close the fingers of the left hand with the right hand to form a fist. Stretch the palms in opposite directions and take a deep breath. Repeat 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 which is harmful to the heart. Practicing this asana regularly will not lead to heart problems.
Keep your mind relaxed and sit in the lotus position. Stretch your hand in front of your body and clamp them together. The thumb of the left hand should point toward the ceiling and then enclose the thumb with the index finger and thumb of your right hand. Breathe in and out and do this daily for 15-20 minutes.
5# Prana Mudra
This mudra improves vitality and helps in clearing clogged arteries and prevents the problem of cardiovascular disease. This mudra improves fitness and boosts your immunity. Sit in Padmasana, resting your hands on your thighs.
Keep your palms facing the ceiling and bend your pinky and ring fingers toward your palm so that they touch the tip of your thumb. Keep the middle and index fingers extended outward. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and stay in this mudra for 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 an extensive experience of nearly 15 years in writing career. She did her MA in English from IGNOU along with a journalism diploma course from YMCA, New Delhi. She has worked as a Content Manager at Times Of India, Noida for 10 years. Writing is her passion and she tries to do her best every time she writes about a particular topic. Writing articles on home remedies is her area of interest and she has gained vast knowledge by writing and researching extensively in this area.