Hand Mudras in Yoga
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Hand Mudras in Yoga

Simple hand gestures used in holistic healing techniques with Yoga.
4.7 (54 ratings)
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Last updated 12/2016
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 13 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand the different types of body mudras or gestures used along with yoga practices.
  • Perform basic hand mudras after learning them from demonstration videos.
  • Understand the benefits of each of the mudras.
  • Know about various hints and cautions while performing mudras in yoga.
  • Ensure success by understanding the importance of five basic elements and their connection with our fingers.
  • You should have trust in yoga and related knowledge that originated in India.
  • You should be patient enough to try the simple methods told here for sometime before the results start coming.

A treasure of knowledge was created and experimented by ancient Indian Yogis and Sages. One such pitcher of  treasure was the gestures or ‘Mudras’ that were advised to be performed while doing yoga practices. There are many forms of mudras done with various parts of the body. One of the most frequently performed ones are done with fingers of both the hands together and are called ‘Hast Mudras’ or gestures of hands. These are related to harnessing the power of and balancing of basic elements of nature which are ‘Fire’, ‘Earth’, ‘Water’, ‘Air’ and ‘Space’ and space. Please do not confuse them with periodic table elements. It is simply that all energies are ‘Fire’, all solid state things are represented by  ‘Earth’, all liquid state things are represented by ‘Water’, all gaseous things are represented by ‘Air’ and everything the matter is suspended in as ‘Space’.

This course is an outcome of our personal experience of more than 40 years, about effects of gestures of hand or ‘Hasta Mudras’ for improving our mind body and soul related aspects and a technique that can be effectively used for supportive holistic healing. The highlights of this course are.

  • More than an hour of easy to follow video material.
  • Quizzes that will test your learning level.
  • Knowledge Retention Check Sheet after you have learned every mudra.
  • Only those mudras have been explained, which have been personally shared and positive results have been seen on thousands of Yoga practitioners in past forty years
  • Course is structured neatly as Basic Concepts, Mudra Performance Videos with Benefits Explanation and the support material.
  • A quick reference sheet for Disease to Mudras to be done has been added.
  • Another quick reference sheet for body postures, fingers used, elements involved, sitting preference and breathing styles have been added.
  • Every gesture demonstrated here can be performed by almost every person of any age group and can take the advantage of amazing treasure of ancient knowledge percolated by Indian sages to their disciples.

So friends! Let us get going.

Who this course is for:
  • Any one, of any age, who is looking for simple holistic healing support technique should take this course.
  • Anyone who can happily adopt a time tested harmless support healing techniques.
Course content
Expand all 20 lectures 51:59
+ Concept Building Session on Mudra
3 lectures 09:23

Here you will know about how certain body formations that were related to balancing of mind body and soul can be effectively used for healing and protection.

Preview 02:13

Mudras are broadly categoried on the basis of body parts with which they are performed, such as mudras of hand, mudras of head, mudras of whole body etc. 

Categories of Mudras

The category of Hand Mudras, which will be the point of illustration in further sessions will be introduced here. The concept of connection of basic five elements 

About Hand Mudras

A quiz based on section 1 to test your skills related to basic concepts of mudras

Mudra Basics Quiz
4 questions
+ Basic Hand Mudras
12 lectures 35:00

Chin Mudra/Gyan Mudra is a hand gesture to combine index finger representing the air element with the thumb representing the fire element to achieve everlasting 

Preview 04:19

Vayu mudra is also called the vayu shamak mudra as it is used to suppress the excess of vayu (air) element in your body. This is performed by using index finger and the thumb.

Vayu Mudra

Aakash mudra is also called the aakash vardhak mudra as it is used to enhance the power of space element in your body. This is performed by using middle finger and the thumb..

Aakash Mudra

Shoonya mudra is also called the aakash shamak mudra as it is used to regulate the space element in your body. This is performed by using middle finger and the thumb.

Shoonya Mudra

Prithvi mudra is used to enhance the power of earth element in your body. This is performed by using ring finger and the thumb.

Prithvi Mudra

This mudra regulates the earth element and causes the same effect in the human body the way Sun regulates various aspects of the Earth. This mudra is done using the ring finger and the thumb. This mudra is also called ‘Prithvi Shamak Mudra’.

Surya Mudra

Varun is the God of water, which represents the fluids in the human body. Fluids cover entire glandular secretions and other liquids. The little finger of the hand represents the water element. The balance of body fluids indicates good health and the imbalance indicates the presence of some ailment. To stablize body fluids Thumb is joined with the little finger to form VARUN MUDRA.

Varun Mudra

This is a variant of Varun Mudra and is quite important for its independent use. This is done with little finger and thumb.

Jalodhar Nashak Mudra

Water, which represent the fluids and secretions in the human body, Earth which represents the tissue mass in the body and Fire, which represents the energy systems in the body are all used in this mudra for getting the benefits in problems that are due to imbalance of these elements.

Pran Mudra

Apaan mudra is a combination of earth element represented by ring finger and the space element, represented by the middle finger joined with the tip of the thumb which stands for the fire element. 

Preview 02:31

Apaan vayu mudra is a combination of apaan mudra and vayu mudra. In this mudra the tip and the root of the thumb, both are utilized. The tip harnesses the power of ‘Earth’ and ‘space’ element which uses the ring finger and the middle finger resepectively. The root of the thumb is simultaneously regulating the ‘air’ element using the tip of the index finger. This mudra is also called the hridya or heart mudra.

Apaan Vayu/Hridya Mudra

This mudra is an extension of jalodhar nashak mudra explained earlier and it involves using the control over the earth element represented by the ring finger along with regulation of the water element which is represented by the little finger. As per ayurvedic concepts this mudra is also called the cough-nashak mudra.

Vrikka/Kidney Mudra

A Quiz that can do a small test if you have understood things related to Hasta Mudras.

Hasta Mudras Quiz
4 questions
+ Support Information
3 lectures 05:56

While practicing mudras you should follow certain guidelines that are a sort of cautions and hints. Learn them here point by point.

Preview 02:28

In every mudra session the benefits of mudras have been given. Here is a quick reference chart which will be a ready reckoner regarding which mudras are helpful in which diseases.

Disease to Mudra Guide

This a reference chart for a quick view of list of mudras, along with fingers used, elements affected, breathing technique, recommended sitting postures etc.

Mudra Fingers, Postures and Breathing Reference
+ Finally
2 lectures 01:40

The conclusive remarks are not just formal. They contain some fine tips that will enhance the experience of this course and your mudra practice in day to day life. Please do read them.

Conclusive Remaks

Here you will get our weblinks and the special offers from the instructor's side.

Bonus Lecture