10 Different Hasta Mudras and its Benefits

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Hasta means hand and Mudra means “seal”, “mark”, or “gesture”.

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Hasta Mudras are gestures performed with the hands and are used to convey various feelings, or expressions or meanings.

1. Gyan Mudra – Mudra of Knowledge

Method:

Thumb & index finger should touch each other with the other three fingers stretched out.

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Benefits:

Improves concentration, helps to increase memory and prevents insomnia. Anger can be controlled and reduces depression.

2. Prithvi Mudra – Mudra of Earth

Method:

Thumb & the ring finger should touch each other with the other three fingers stretched out.

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Benefits:

Equilibrium is set between body & mind.

3. Varuna Mudra – Mudra of Water

Method:

Tip of little finger touches the tip of thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out.

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Benefits:

It retains clarity in blood by balancing water content in the body

4. Vayu Mudra – Mudra of Air

Method:

Bend the index finger on the base of the thumb & hold it by thumb keeping the other three fingers straight.

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Benefits:

It provides relief in Rheumatism, Arthritis, Gout, Parkinson’s disease, Facial Paralysis, Paralysis.

5. Surya Mudra – Mudra of Sun

Method:

Bend the ring finger & hold with thumb.

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Benefits:

Generates body heat, improve digestion, reduces cholestrol.

6. Prana Mudra – Mudra of Life

Method:

Bend ring finger and little finger and touch the tip of thumb with their tips keeping the remaining two fingers stretched.

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Benefits:

It improves immunity, improves the power of eyes and reduces eye related diseases and removes fatigue.

7. Apana Mudra – Mudra of Digestion

Method:

The tips of middle finger and ring finger touch the tip of thumb while the other two fingers are stretched out.

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Benefits:

It regulates diabetes, cures constipation and piles and helps in excreting the normal waste regularly.

8. Apana Vayu Mudra – Mudra of Heart

Method:

The tips of the middle finger and ring finger touch the tip of thumb, while the index finger touches the base of thumb and little finger stretched out.

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Benefits:

It strengthens the heart and regularizes palpitation, regulates excretory system and redeems gastric trouble.

9. Linga Mudra – Mudra of Heat

Method:

Fingers of both palms should lock each other barring left thumb which should be left perpendicular.

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Benefits:

Improves immunity, generates heat in the body, burns body fat, provides relief in cold.

10. Dhyana Mudra – Meditation Mudra

In this mudra, the seated Buddha is seen with hands placed on his lap, right hand over left, palms facing upward and fingers stretched in a relaxed pose.

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