Mudra Secrets: Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Air)

Vayu means air and the Vayu Mudra helps to regulate the element of air inside the body. Yoga mudras are specific hand gestures that help to channel the flow and balance off the different elements inside the body.

Vayu mudra (Mudra of Air)
can be practiced in a standing, sitting or lying down posture. It’s easy to do. Fold your index finger. As you fold your fingers you can see two bones. These are called phalanx bones. When you have folded your index finger the second bone that you see, you have to press it with the base of your thumb just as shown in the above picture. The rest of the three fingers should be kept extended as much as possible.

Do this at any time of the day as per your convenience. There is also no compulsion of doing this at an empty stomach. You may also practice this mudra with a full stomach.

Caution:
Once you achieve the benefits from this mudra, stop doing it. After a certain time, it may cause imbalance within your system.

Benefits:
As the name suggests vaayu mudra, it balances the air element within your body. 
  • Thus, the benefits of the Vayu Mudra extend to problems such as flatulence and joint pain related to rheumatism, sciatica, arthritis, or gout.
  • This Mudra is also said to help with the uncontrollable tremors experienced by those suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
  • If you feel uneasy after a meal, you should practice the Vayu Mudra while seated in the Vajra Asana (Diamond Pose).
  • It can also be used for pain management for the victims of polio.

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