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Health in Your Hand: Seven Mudras for Amazing Health Benefits

Mudras are very powerful. If you practice these mudras regularly you can see the wonderful health benefits.

Long before this much publicity came to yoga my grand father used to practice asanas, chakras and mudras in yoga. To my knowledge my grandfather has never gone to a doctor. He has neither diabetes nor blood pressure. He taught us the way to practice mudras. Mudras are very powerful. If you practice these mudras regularly you can see the wonderful health benefits.

  1. Gyan Mudra (Mudra of Knowledge):

    Method:

    Touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the index finger, with the other three fingers stretched out.

    Specialty:

    As it is a mudra of knowledge, it enhances the knowledge. The tip of thumb has centers of pituitary and endocrine glands. When we press these centers by index finger the two glands work actively.

    Time duration:

    There is no particular time duration for this mudra. You can practice by sitting, standing or lying on bed whenever and wherever you have time.

    Benefits:

    • Increases memory power and sharpens the brain
    • Enhances concentration and prevents Insomnia
    • If we practice it regularly, it will cure all psychological disorders like Mental, Hysteria, Anger and Depression
  2. Prithvi Mudra (Mudra of Earth):

    Method:

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

    Specialty:

    It reduces all physical weaknesses.

    Time Duration:

    It has no particular time duration. You can practice it any time you want.

    Benefits:

    • It helps to increase the weight for weak people
    • It improves the complexion of skin and makes the skin to glow
    • It makes the body active by keeping it healthy
  3. Varuna Mudra (Mudra of Water):

    Method:

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

    Specialty:

    It balances the water content and prevents all diseases which come due to lack of water.

    Time Duration:

    It has no specific time duration and one can practice it according to their time.

    Benefits:

    • It retains clarity in blood by balancing water content in the body
    • Prevents the pains of Gastroenteritis and Muscle Shrinkage
  4. Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Air):

    Method:

    Keep the index finger on the base of the thumb and press with thumb keeping the other three fingers straight.

    Specialty:

    It prevents all the diseases that occur due to the imbalance of the air.

    Time Duration:

    The practice of this mudra for 45 minutes reduces the severity of the disease in 12 to 24 hours. For better results practice it for two months.

    Benefits:

    • It cures Rheumatism, Arthritis, Gout, Parkinson’s disease and paralysis without any medicine
    • It is useful for Cervical Spondilytis, paralysis to face and dislocation of nerve in neck
    • It corrects the disorder of gas in the stomach
  5. Shunya Mudra (Mudra of Emptiness):

    Method:

    Keep the middle finger at the mount of Venus and press it with thumb.

    Specialty:

    It reduces the dullness in our body.

    Time Duration:

    One can practice it for 40 to 60 minutes daily until to be cured from the disease.

    Benefits:

    • It relieves an earache within 4 or 5 minutes
    • It is useful for the deaf and mentally challenged, but not for inborn ones.
  6. Surya Mudra (Mudra of Sun):

    Method:

    Bend the ring finger and press it with thumb.

    Specialty:

    It sharpens the center in thyroid gland.

    Time Duration:

    Practice it daily twice for 5 to 15 minutes.

    Benefits:

    • It reduces cholesterol in body and helps in reducing weight
    • It reduces anxiety
    • It corrects indigestion problems
  7. 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.

    Specialty:

    As it is the mudra of life, it improves the power of life. Weak people become strong. It reduces the clamps in blood vessels. If we practice it regularly, we will become active.

    Time Duration:

    No specific time duration. One can practice it any time.

    Benefits:

    • It improves immunity
    • Improves the power of eyes and reduces eye related diseases
    • It removes the vitamin deficiency and fatigue
  8. 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.

    Specialty:

    It plays an important role in our health as it regulates the excretory system.

    Time Duration:

    Practice it daily for 45 minutes, but practice for longer time yields more benefits.

    Benefits:

    • It regulates diabetes
    • It cures constipation and piles
    • It helps excreting the normal waste regularly
  9. 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.

    Specialty:

    It benefits the heart. It works like injection in the reduction of heart attack. It is as powerful as sorbitate tablet. It reduces the gas content in body.

    Time Duration:

    Practice it as many times as you can. Heart patients and BP patients can practice it for 15 minutes daily twice for better results.

    Benefits:

    • It strengthens the heart and regularizes palpitation
    • It regulates excretory system
    • It redeems gastric trouble
  10. Linga Mudra (Mudra of Heat):

    Method:

    Interlock the fingers of both the hands and keep the thumb of the left hand vertically straight and encircle it with the thumb and the index finger of the right hand.

    Specialty:

    It generates heat in our body. Take milk, ghee, more water and fruit juices in addition to practice of this mudra for much benefits.

    Time Duration:

    Practice it any time you want. But don’t practice it a lot as it produces heat in the body. It can cause sweating even in winter if you practice it longer.

    Benefits:

    • It stops production of phlegm and gives power to lungs
    • It cures severe cold and bronchial infection
    • It invigorates the body

It is amazing but true. If you want to see the results, start today!

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  1. I enjoyed this article very much. I know many people who would like to read it as well so I am sending your link in my email.

    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thanks for ur comment.

  3. It was really great of you to share ancient Indian techniques with all. I knew some of them before, but didn’t know the exact names. Also, you’ve introduced me to many new ones.

    Great work,
    Onflame

  4. Hi Valli
    I read the article and tried to practice the Mudras. It really loosened the muscles of my palm & fingers.

    But how can I sustain any mudra for 45 minutes?
    Susan

  5. Thanx for all the comments.

    @ Susan

    Need not sustain any Mudra continuously for 45 minutes. Give a break of minute or two when u feel u cannot sustain. Just make sure that the total time you exercise is 45 minutes.

  6. Seriously, you expect people to believe contorting your fingers yields medical results? How absurd. I may as well visit a witch doctor!

    What’s the rational connection? Show me scientific medical studies.

  7. Travis, neurons(nerve cells) have their tips throughout the base of the skin. However, they are most active at certain points on our palms and beneath the feet. When mudras are practised, these neuron tips get activated and function efficiently to give better results. The best part is, there are no side effects like those due to some types of medicines. This has been proven scientifically. These practices have been there in India since long and they are slowly gaining international popularity and worldwide acceptance.

    Hope that helped,
    Onflame

  8. These are surprisingly hard! One hand at a time or both at once?

  9. Thats well explained by Onflame. It has been long known that nerve endings in our palms and feet can be stimulated to activate various organs.

    @ Ken
    You can practice with one hand as well, but it is supposed to be more effective when done with both the hands at once.

  10. Many thanks for sharing these ancient Mudras, I am sure there was some basis to these techniques; I would love to read the scientific evidence, where are they reported? Conceptually it does not sound dissimilar from the Chinese system of auricular accupuncture however.

  11. Valli, this is an outstanding article; thanks to you for writing it. For the debunkers wanting “scientific studies” and medical proof, your orthodox medical cartels in the US alone, kill over a quarter of a million people a year – and that’s by the AMA’s own admission. Of those victims, over a hundred thousand a year die from FDA-approved drugs. If the FDA ever approved mudras, they’d promptly make them illegal! I haven’t been to a doctor in thirty years and I have less reason now than ever to begin doing. Don’t forget: a cured patient is a lost customer.

  12. OK, I’m sorry I jumped the gun on this one!!! I was looking for more information and found that article…I will put my brain into gear in future before commenting!

  13. With all due respect, I have a hard time believing that holding the hands in a particular position can cure a cold.

  14. I am sceptical, but open-minded. If there are any scientific studies published om mudras, preferrably, by some kind of objective, blind control comparison, please direct us to them.

  15. Hi Valli, that was a great article. I really enjoyed reading it. And Dont BOTHER about anyone who asks you scientific evidence for these. These orthodox people take any drug given by medical practioners without asking for evidence that it cures any problem, or even wonder if that drugs have any side effects. But They are “sceptical” to try something which is harmless. Valli, I ask u to just disregard these comments. Just because a few orthodox people dont like ur article does not mean it isnt good or helpful. According to me u have done a very good job introducing these mudras to people who suffer so much due to all those chemical drugs.

    Please write more articles like these,
    jetty

  16. Thanks for all the comments.

  17. Wow, I really like jetty’s comment (comment #18) What he speaks is indeed true, and I agree. I too request for more articles like this as it is really easy to keep good health this way.

  18. I plan to write more articles on yoga anyway, but they might take a bit of time…

  19. Wonderful and it works for me

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  20. #1 really works! Thanks!

  21. I liked what jetty had to say. I myself have taken prescriptions from my doctor without a second thought. I’m going to give mudras a try, after all even if they don’t work for me what harm has been done.

  22. @jetty:
    That’s a straw man argument if I ever saw one. You’re making a huge leap, and a blindly emotional one, by assuming everything you do about those who ask about the scientific evidence behind a practice that the author is CLAIMING TO BE SCIENTIFIC!

  23. Great:) Thanks

    I find that even focusing on a particular result EX:(releasing stress) while doing a routine- Improves whatever i am focusing on.

    I do Feel there is great power and energy in the hands

  24. My acupuncturist, who has had twelve years of study in Chinese medicine, says that Chinese medicine evolved from Indian aurevedic (sp) medicine.

  25. Thank you so much for this guidance

  26. For Jesse:

    You make an excellent point. If one makes a ’supernatural’ claim then it is up to the individual to make a leap of faith, but if one declares his or her method to be scientific it’s more than reasonable to ask for the relevant research.

    For Jetty:
    Science is not evil. We look to see if we can understand the world to make it better- higher standards of living, lower death rates etc. We would not make progress if we did not ask questions.

  27. “It is not the sign of a candid and scientific mind to throw overboard anything without proper investigation. Surface scientists, unable to explain the various extraordinary mental phenomena, strive to ignore their very existence. They are, therefore, more culpable than those…”
    “They (the sages) ask us to take up the method and practise honestly, and then, if we do no find the higher truth, we will have the right to say there is no truth in the claim, but before we have done that we are not rational in denying the truth of their assertions.”
    - Swami Vivekananda in Raja Yoga.

    Don’t just say it’s not scientific or that it’s supernatural. Just as you ask for evidence why don’t you follow the path and get the evidence yourself.
    Go to the roots of it and know the Truth. And I bet knowing more about Science would surely complement you in knowing more about the Truth.

  28. I think we should dance this one out.

  29. I thankyou for the above outstanding article.It is beneficial for all.

  30. Thank you for sharing! God Bless!

  31. I am depressed and suicidal. will try Gyan Mudra as often as I can. c what happens.

  32. Great and good info i also making site about health like yoga, aerobics, stomach exercise…Find more here
    http://simple-life.nazrikin.com/

  33. i use the f u mudra, great with road rage

  34. Hi valli

    Excellent article, i have been practising yoga and mudras. Experinced amazing benefits. One day some one will give a serious study and submit thesis on “Mudra therapy”.

  35. Thank you very much for all the comments.

    @ Siva, really mudras do wonders and there is a need to study and develop these alternative remedies.

  36. Hi valli
    Nice article.what are the mudras will help autistic, hyperactive childs. will you pl. help ?

    Sandeep

  37. Many thanks to Valli for the wonderful and informative artcile. I googled to find info on mudras and have been in the past few weeks, till now, have not seen even one that speaks actually about how long to practice for each of the mudras. Would be great to read more from you..
    I am getting my elders to try this out as they are too week to do more rigourous gym exercises. I guess this is a powerful short cut. Would love to hear from someone with success on reducing weight by practice of the Mudras..

  38. Many thanks Valli for sharing your knowledge of the Mudras. I’m about to try the Shunya Mudra as I have earache due to a heavy cold. I read in a book on Jin Shin Jyutsu that each of our ten fingers can regulate 14,400 functions within the body.

    Our bodies contain intelligence beyond our understanding, until we take time with an open mind to learn how it can help us.

    Om Shanti

  39. mudras are really effective. I have been using this for a long time now and i recommended all my friends. They too are happy now.

  40. I had menstrual problem. I spent so much money for this problem but once i stopped medicine again the problem came up. But now after practising mudras my periods are regular and that too without any medicines. I feel wonderful.

  41. Thank you very much, Vinitha.

  42. Fascinating read. I read this long ago, but perhaps did not leave my comment then. I believe wholeheartedly that this practice should prove healing.

  43. Thank you very much, Judy.

  44. Dear Valli ,Warm Greetings…..
    Hats off to u, Really MUDRAs are very powerful. Im practicing them everyday. But what I noticed is, I practice them at night for around 30-35 mins, after that I wont get sleep for around 1-1.30 hrs. Is that I should practice them only in the morning ?

    Pls send some more mudras to become STRONGE as I am very lean and weak.

    THX a TON,
    Umashankar Shashidhar Kallur, HCL Technologies UK .

  45. I have re-read this article several times, and enjoy garnering a better understanding with each passing.

    This time around, it’s occurred to me, that in the US’ youth groups of the “Boy Scouts” and “Cub Scouts” (of which I have been a long standing member and participant/leader) they have a hand signal that is VERY similar to the Gyan Mudra! In fact, the hand position usually calls for the tip of the first finger rolled into the thumb, instead of tip-to-tip. Still, everyone does it different; I find this distinct similarity amazing!

    FTR, the groups have been official for many years, though I am unsure if the group has reached a centennial mark yet.

  46. @Umashankar Shashidhar Kallur
    Thanks a lot 4 ur comment. As Mudras r known to activate ur nerves some ppl do feel activeness and lack of sleep immediately after practicing them. Practice them in the evenings if u can, or else stick only to the mornings. And coming to the mudras for becoming strong, they alone wudnt be able to make u so. Have proper diet and practice Surya Mudra and Apana Mudra, so that feel more hungry.

    @LateElf
    thanks for the comment

  47. Thanks A lot for sharing such a knowledgeble tips for protecting health.

    These are simple and everybody will be able to do this.

    Thank you once again

  48. Once again Thanks a lot Valli.
    Awaiting for more mudras from your end.

    Regs,
    Uma…..

  49. A few days ago, I was suffering from a horrible toothache, which started for no apparent reason. I felt so much pain in my gum, that I wasn’t able to sleep at all. I googled using keywords ‘yoga toothache’ and came across couple of sites that suggested that I do the Varuna mudra (where you touch the thumb to the little finger). I must admit I was quite sceptical, but I was ready to try anything. I sat in my bed and did the mudra for 10-15 minutes, and wonder of wonder, the pain subsided! Since then, I have been doing quite a bit of research on mudras – that’s how I came to this site. I can’t believe this information is not known to the general public. I suggested to my mother (who is arthritic) to try out a few mudras, and she already told me her arthritic pain has gone down significantly.

    By the way, this site was the place that got me started on my mudra journey: http://hubpages.com/hub/Toothache_and_Mudras

  50. 4vmstWhat a GREAT contribution to our wellness. After being a holistic healthcare provider for 25 years, this is especially outstanding!

    I have gone to the trouble of writing a book “Definitions for the Soulful Seeker”, which is soon to be available on PublicBookshelf.com free of charge as an e-book. This book will deal with the religious, spiritual, and enlightenment side of our being, and your efforts seem to be in the direction of the more physical side of our health, and that in turn is transformed into the area of the directing of the Chi via the Mudras! GREAT WORK!

    Dr T

  51. Thank you, Swamy Achanta, Umashankar Shashidhar, Jay, and Dr. Donald Thronburg for your appreciation and information.

  52. Valli,
    I was wondering, during these exercises, is it better to keep your fingers and hands relaxed or to keep them flexed and rigid?

  53. @ thehoff88
    Keep your fingers relaxed and practice.

  54. how about exercise for the foot……..is foot spa really a good exercise

  55. Dear Valli,
    Thanks for the lovely article. It is a pity that I came across this only yesterday. Looking forward to many such practical articles from you. It is indeed a great to share knowledge without looking for reward!
    God bless you !

  56. Hi,
    Very very useful information, thanks a lot.
    Could you suggest any mudra for asthama & hair to grow thick & long ?

  57. Hi,

    Is there any mudra which can help remove clots in blood?

  58. Thank you Shankar.

    @K. Uma
    Prithvi Mudra, Prana Mudra are useful for growing thick and long hair. Linga Mudra is useful for all bronchial problems. In addition to these Mudras take protein rich diet.

    @George
    Prana Mudra is helpful in releiving clamps from blood.

  59. Hello there Valli,
    Thank you very much for the simple, yet very useful article on the mudras. Have been wondering whether there is any specific mudra which can help relieve fluid retention issues which can be quite debilitating to many women esp during and times close to menstrual cycles,
    Many thanks

  60. Dear Valli,

    Nice article, enjoyed it, but on googling, i found many more mudras as well. My question is can there be multiple mudras for a same problem. Say for concentration and thinking can there be multiple mudras, if so which mudra should be followed??

  61. Rahul, thank you for reading. Of course, there are multiple mudras for the same problem, try the ones you find the easiest.

  62. Thank you for sharing these mudras. I can really feel energetic shift in my body as I consciously hold my hands in these ways. Everything is connected.

  63. Dear Valli,
    Nice article. I am aware of few mudras but i do not practise them regularly :(
    I have pain in few joints in legs and hands. Sometimes my hand leg go very stiff and i cannot move them for few minutes. Can you please suggest me some mudars and the frequency I should practise them.
    Appreciate your help.
    Thanks

  64. Thank you Sarah and Chandan for reading.

    Chandan, practice Vayu mudra as many times as can you can regularly. It will help you a lot. And I’ll do a bit of research and let you know about the other mudras.

  65. I think you have takes these mudras from the book of Acharya Keshav Dev as he is the person who is considered the father of the subject Mudras.
    James

  66. Excellent !

  67. Good one. A logical mind can’t accept these mudra’s as we have been taught to believe what’s physical . Or we can understand only what we can. I have been practising such mudra’s as a part of my yoga and it has given me immense benefits which is inexplicable.
    Better practise it and see the changes in you..

  68. I saw this site and ordered the product.

    I like their newsletter. They give away free finger healing positions.

    Are they the same as mudras?

    http://www.fingerhealing.com

  69. these mudras found quiet intresting. i am planning to practice. it will be great if you could tell me to get rid of the pain in the wrist of right hand and elbow. i think, most of software people might get this pain.
    waiting for your your tip – mudra.
    thaks in advance.

  70. James, acutally I learned these mudras from my grand father.

    Thanks for reading Dilip and Kuna.

    Ralph, I don’t know about the website.

    Vinitha Reddy, Gyan Mudra and Chin Mudra (touch the base of the thumb with the index finger and press it with the thumb while the other three fingers remained straight) help you to get rid of the pain. Sun salutation exercises and some asanas will also help.

  71. Thanks a lot for the useful posting, Valli.

    Can we practice Vayu Mudra:

    1. for > 45 mins per day? Is there a max limit? [I have chronic RSI for 8+ yrs and I want to practice for a longer duration to gain earlier cure]
    2. just after having food / bath?
    3. during menstruation cycle?

    Awaiting your reply.

  72. Dear Valli,

    Thanks very much for the great article! My child birth has been delayed presumably due to formation of some layers in the uterus. My periods are regular but are accompanied by heavy flow and pain. Pls suggest the right set of Mudras for curing this problem.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Shubha Madhavan

  73. Thanks for reading Amrutha and Shubha.

    Amrutha, Chin Mudra(touch the base of the thumb with the index finger and press it with the thumb while the other three fingers remained straight)helps you for RSI. Pratice this mudra for 10 to 15 minutes daily. For every mudra there is a maximum time limit and you should keep that in your mind. Don’t practice the mudra beyond the time limits as it may harm your body. With the usage of Vayu mudra, the Vayu element in the body fluctuates. The use of the mudra should be increased or decreased only after assessment of its impact on the body. The use of mudra should be discontinued when the pain subsides or the wind gets even. You can practice these mudras anytime and anywhere. But it is better to practice early in the morning or in the evening to get better results. You can practice these even in menstrual cycle, but don’t practice for longer times at that time.

    Subha, Surya Mudra (Mudra of sun) helps you relieve heavy menstruation and menstrual pain. Maha Sacral Mudra (join the tips of two little fingers while two ring fingers touch the tips of thumbs for 3 minutes and join the tips of two ring fingers while the two little fingers touch the tips of thumbs for 3 minutes. Practice this mudra for two to three times daily until to get relief from the problem.

  74. Thanks a lot, Valli. I’ll start with 15 mins then.

  75. Valli,
    Great work and thanks for helping out.

    I have a few problems. I do have some gas problems during the day along with constipation in the morning, also my concentration requires some work. Is there a mudra, or a set of mudras, that I can practice that will help?

    Also I spend a lot of time at work, can I just practice the mudras during the meetings and or seminars or does one need to concentrate completely while performing the mudras.

    Please let me know.

    Thanks again.
    Rajesh

  76. Great! Thanks for sending these useful tips. I started practicing these mudras and hope I will definitely succeed in getting a good health. Thank you very much once again,

    With best wishes,
    Chandra Sivakumar

  77. Nice

  78. Thank you Rajesh, CHANDRA SIVAKUMAR and Geeta for reading.

    Rajesh, Vayu Mudra is very useful for eliminating gas in stomache. Apana Mudra and Suchi Mudra (Bend the thumb and press it with all the three fingers except the index finger. Stretch the index finger upwards. You can do this mudra with both the hands.) is very helpful for constipation. Practice Apan Mudra for 45 minutes and Suchi Mudra for 20 minutes daily until to get relief from the constipation. Don’t worry, mudras have flexibility. You can practice these mudras wherever and whenever you have time.

  79. Hi Valli,
    Thanks a ton for your guidance. Appreciate your help very much.

    Just wanted a clarification on

    1.whether Maha Sacral Mudra is for the uterus related problems.
    2.When you say that the two ring fingers touch the tips of thumbs, is it in the same palm or in the other palm? i.e left ring finger to touch right thumb OR left ring finger to touch the left thumb.
    3.Is it fine if I do combination of mudras one after other?

    Kindly help.

  80. Shubha, Maha Sacral Mudra is for uterus related problems in women and prostate complaints in men. It is also useful for bladder realted problems. Two ring fingers touch the tips of thumbs means the corresponding thumbs i.e. left ring finger to touch the left thumb and right ring finger to touch the right one. Of course, you can do various mudras one after another.

  81. Dear Valli,

    Thanks so much for the great tips. After a week’s practice, I’m able to feel a clear, very significant reduction in the pain I constantly have in a specific spot on my right upper back. Of course, I have a long way to go as I’ve got RSI pain in lot of places but this is really a great start. May I increase the time of practice to say 30 mins now?

    Really appreciate your selfless service and knowledge sharing! May God bless you!

    Regards,
    Amrutha Keshavan

  82. Hello Ms Valli,

    Thanks a lot for the article! I’ve a problem: whenever I stand for more than say 15 mins or whenever I try to fall asleep or whenever I’m woken up while I’m asleep, I get cramps in my front thighs and calf muscles. Sometimes this starts in the form of shivering and ends in pain. Sometimes I get this problem when I end up holding urine in unforeseen situations. I was doing yoga for abt an year but had to stop due to this problem as I got this pain even after doing asanas. I’m an IT professional and I sit for long hours (at least 9) on the chair.

    What is the cause for this problem? Is there a cure with Mudras? Kindly help me out.

    Warm Regards,
    T.Bhooma

  83. Amrutha, I am very happy to hear that mudras are working for you. OK,now increase the practising time and reach the maximum limit. Rememeber, regular practice and patience can relieve you from the disease. As you have a chronic pain it takes several months or may be years (don’t get disappointed, you will get permanent relief).

    Bhooma, try Vayu Mudra, it should help. I’ll do more research and tell you if there are mudras that can help you.

  84. Hi Valli Very nice artical. But pl let me know one thing that whether we can practice all mudhars every day or we have to practice only one which is needed.

  85. Kalyan, thank you for reading. There is no need to practice all the mudras every day and practice only the mudras that are needed.

  86. Hey.. thanx a million for this wonderful info..
    I don’t know how 2 thank u for this.. I Hope this works.. I’ll start practicing from now on.. But i wish this works.. & i hope it’s not just a waste of time…
    Main i concentrate on loosing weight & improve concentration mudra’s..
    oh my.. i’m so happy for knowing this great info.. once again thanx a million..
    PEACE!!!
    ERIC :-D

  87. You are a Godsend Valli. Your grandfather has certainly left a wonderful legacy for you. As for skepticism…well come’s with the territory I suppose. Bit like the orthodox/conventional doctor who wants scientific evidence but goes to church anyway to pray to a Higher Power that he can’t see…go figure…
    I will certainly be trying all these wonderful techniques as I suffer quite badly with joint pain, respiratory problems and the list goes on…as one had already commented, a cured patient is a lost customer…
    Once again Valli…thank you!!!

  88. It feels very nice to see my article helping so many people. Thanks to God and to my Grandfather, and of course to all you people, for giving such nice feedback. Thank you one and all.

  89. Hi Valli

    I have been practicing some of the mudras relevant to conditions that I have. However, I was wondering if, you don’t have certain ailments or conditions such as heart problems but would like to do that particular mudra to strengthen the heart etc, can that be done?

  90. Yeah it can be done,KiMaia.

  91. hello I am new to this website. I would like to add regarding Mudra this works wonder on health. One of my friend who had sore voice problem due to shouting her voice was hoarse she couldnot talk properly.Reading in one of the Mudra book i suggested her Shankh Mudra accordingly.She did this Mudra for few minutes and her voice was clear she was able to talk .she was so glad that she jumped with happiness and told her relatives and friends also. If done with concentration and faith it works wonder.Also MrutSanjeevani Mudra this works when i get pain in chest and tightness in chest,heart.Do it and you will see the good results.
    There is everything in front of us GOD has given us but the thing is to reach it and you will get it.
    Hope
    Faith and trust

  92. Farida, thanks for the valuable info.

  93. Hi Valli,
    The article is very nice and it is very useful to this generation. I want to know top of the page mudras shown so practice should be done by both the hands or the pictures shows the hand. could you reply for my question. so that i improve my health.

    Thanks for sharing this article

  94. Ratnakar, except Linga mudra all the mudras can be done with single hand. If you desire you can practice these mudras with both the hands also.

  95. Hallo Madam.

    The writings are wonderful. Still to say, you have great KNOWLEDGE collection which is the gift of your Ancestors. These traditional mudhras was followed in my family too in our ancient days.

    Even we use to tease our Grand Father who was doing all those things. On those days we thought, our grandfa is a loose. (Unsound mind)

    In our brahmin culture also, these same mudhras also applied during the 3 times daily SANTHYAVANTHANA practice.

    But it is true, that i have not realized it, and use to think for what? These people are sitting and folding those fingers for long time and making criminal waste of time and efforts.

    Even when i gone through our native language books (Tamil) we are not getting much simple and detailed information.

    So if you please publish this in a book form and with Multilanguage translation editions, then it will be useful for the people who are with sick and disease.

    Because, still internet have not reached the homes of middle class in India. we believe it will take at least 10 years to see internet connections in every people house like television. So permit the public to grasper your knowledge.

    Actually I am having the disease of PHERIPHERAL NURITIES, LUMBAR LORDOSIS, CERVICAL SPONDYLITIS, and SACRALIZATION. Due to this I have started the YOGA practice as a beginner too though I have passed my HALF LIFE (42 years)

    People are use to say, when we are doing breathing practice, or mudhra practice, or some yogas like pathanchali and all, it may drive us to a negative ends of handicappism or paralysis or sudden heart block deaths. (This happened to one of our thick most relative – who use to do all yogas regularly and at his 50 years he passed away just in the bathroom silently) He was having sugar complaint too. But our circle use to say, that gentleman was always doing yogas and asanas and he was doing practice of PATHANJALI yoga too. So some mis positions, or some mispractice lead him to death.

    So this is my FEAR FACTOR for so many years. But in facts I have to escape any way from my forementioned disease.

    So I have read both 7 + Again 8 mudhra technics. I belive this will save my life.

    Thanking you.
    Rajan .
    Tamilnadu.

  96. i want to know should the mudras be done on the Right hand or Left hand?

    your article is very informative and hope you will continue to post more in the furture also.

    best regards
    deepak

  97. Rajan, thanks for the support. I have a plan to publish books on yoga. You are right. There is no harm due to yoga. But while doing certain poses (asanas) one should strictly follow the instructions, otherwise it may cause harm. Better late than never. Practice Gyan Mudra and Vayu Mudra for Cervical Spondylitis. Standing poses (asanas) help you for Peripheral Neuritis and Padmasana (Lotus pose), Bhujangasana (cobra pose) and Sethu Bandhasana (bridge pose) are helpful for Lumbar Lordosis.

    Deepak, generally mudras can be done with right hand, but you can practice with left hand or both the hands too.

  98. Hi Valli,
    I\’ve some uterus related problem. The lining of the uterus is not getting thickend and the blood circulation is not good.
    If the blood circulation becomes good, then automatically the lining of the uterus would increase in a healthy way.
    This has a huge impact on implantation and would help me in conceiving.
    Please let me know what mudra would be good for healing this problem.

    regards,
    Pavi.

  99. Hi Pavithra,
    Very sorry to hear your problem. Maha Sacral Mudra, Aswini Mudra and Yoni Mudra can be helpful to you. And try these asanas too:
    Bidalasana, Bhujangasana, Navasana, and Ekapada rajakapotasana.

  100. Hello Valli,

    Thanks for sharing this great article on Seven Mudras for Amazing Health Benefits.

    I would like to share few of problems with you and hope you will suggest knowing what mudra would be good for healing/overcoming this problem.

    I’ve some problem in my writing. Whenever I start writing for about 5 minutes or 10 minutes I feel lot of pain in my palm and fingers. Hence, my handwriting slowly becomes wired. If we compare the handwriting in the 1 page with one in second page they booth look different. I feel very difficult during my exams because of this problem. I tried to practice my handwriting on daily basis but it become worst day by day.

    I’ve also have some memory problem and lack of concentration. I often not be able to remember any names of people around me who are there for a long time.

    I would also like to know if there are any asanas.

    I heartily thanks for your suggestions.

    Warm regards,
    Vishwanath

  101. Vishwanath, Gyan Mudra is very helpful in increasing concentration and memory power. Paschimottasana, Chakrasana, Sirshaasana and Trikonasana are very helpful for your problems.

  102. Valli, Thanks for sharing this article.

    Please tell me if there is any mudra or asana which is helpful in curing writer’s cramp. Actually one of my family member is suffering from writer’s cramp because of this he is facing difficulties in writing.

    Writer’s cramp is one of a considerable group of so-called occupational neuroses occurring with more or less frequency among persons whose living depends upon their ability to use their hands rapidly and continuously for many hours a day, such as writers, telegraphers, pianists, violinists, seamstresses etc. It may affect only one or two muscles, or it may involve the entire hand, or the entire arm and shoulder. The chief symptom is inability to use the hand, or difficulty in using it, for writing or other occupational purposes. Writer’s cramp, being the most common of these maladies, is usually treated as representative of the group.

    Thanks for your help!!!
    Vinay.

  103. Vinay,
    Gyan Mudra, Paschimottasana, Chakrasana, Sirshaasana, Halasana, Sarvangasana and Trikonasana are very helpful for the problems reported by you.

  104. Hi there-

    Thank you for this wonderful article!

    I was writing to ask about mudras for bipolar depression.

    I found this interesting web page:

    http://www.yogaforbipolar.com/mudras-great-for-bipolar-disorder-19

    And was very inspired by it, and I’d really like the opinion of an expert, which you seem to be.

    Peace,

    Seth

  105. Thanks Valli.
    I shall try your suggestion and let you know.

  106. Hi Valli,

    I am suffering from Inflamatory & Rhemotoid Arthritis and as well as many acne on face and Back.

    Which all Mudra’s I have to practice, and for How much Time, and at what time I have to practice?

    Thanks in Advance.

  107. Santosh, Surabhi mudra (join the little finger of one hand with the ring finger of the other and vice versa. Similarly, join the forefinger with the middle finger of the other hand and vice versa. Leave the thumbs free), Shankha mudra (Hold your hands in front at the chest. Grasp your left thumb with your right hand, wrapping your fingers around it firmly. Now place the rest of your left hand fingers so they meet the right thumb. Together both hands look like a conch. Hold this hand formation at chest level) help you for inflammation. Also try these asanas (poses) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Half Wheel, Bow, Plough, Head Stand, Backward Bend. For acne wash your face at least three to four times daily using herbal face wash and apply herbal face pack weekly once. You can practice these mudras early in the morning or in the evening for 10 to 20 minutes.

  108. Thanks a lot Valli

  109. Hi Valli,
    Am having prob with my periods, its not a regular cycle, and it is seldom 28 dys, sometimes its 38 days, sometimes 40, i am taking homeopathy treatment, can any mudra help me??
    also, any particular diet or fruit or veg, tht wl help me??
    Please help me.

  110. Priya, Regular practice of Surya Mudra, Maha Sacral Mudra, Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) and Gomukhasana (Cow face pose)help you in relieving all types of menstrual problems. In addition to that take vitamin and protein rich diet and sleep for at least seven hours.

  111. thanks valli,
    will try them.

  112. which mudra to do for people suffering from severe insomnia and for how long hould they do it everyday… Your response will be highly appreciated

  113. Rani, Gyan Mudra is helpful in relieving Insomnia and there is no specific time duration for this mudra, however you can practice it for 10 to 20 minutes daily.

  114. thank you for your response. How long would it take to show the benefit

  115. Hay man, thats cool. Thanks a lot.

  116. Rani, you can see the results within a week.
    Saxena, thanks for reading and commenting.

  117. and it does really work for all?

  118. valli !!!!thank u so much on enlightening me on this !!as my mom is goin thru some kind of depression which is effectin her !!!please let me know which mudras and how they r to be followed in order to overcome her depression !!!!i really would be greatfull for ur help !!!!
    thanks, derek

  119. Dieter, it does work for all.

    Derek, Gyan Mudra can help your mom. See the details in the article.

  120. thank u dieter ..please if any 1 cud tell me weather it has to be followed in a specific plan ,in order to get fast results

  121. Which mudra to do when you cannot sleep coz ur mind is very active….

  122. I have such a bad wrist/elbow/bicep/back issue that i can only type for a few minutes…. and it plagues me in many other ways too….i have mostly given up typing…. even though i am a writer :(

    i have started the asanas you have reccomended for writer’s cramp, and i am wondering about mudra. when i do any of them, even for a minute, i feel a burning in my arms (which is normal for me when i use my hands).

    should i go ahead and do them (vayu and chin) mudra even with the burning sensation?

    thanks,

    and looking forward to your book

  123. I tried all the mudras and found them fairly easy to do. If they deliver what they say then great if not it doesn’t matter. I opened my mind to try something new and that was an adventure. I also found that it was just a great way to relax and focus solely on what my body was doing rather than what ails or worries me. Snowboarding affects me the same way and I love it. No stress just me listening to my body and connecting.
    Cheers everyone!

  124. Ramachandran, Gyan Mudra is very effective in treating insomina.
    Arthur, keep practicing the mudras for a month or so, you should see some improvement. If not, then discontinue the mudras. Regarding the pain I suggest you keep taking breaks every minute.

  125. Is there a mudra for treating nearsightedness? Thanks.

  126. Yes you can practise Pran Mudra and read the book Mudras For Healing By His Divine Grace Acharya Keshav Dev Ji.

  127. Hi Valli,

    I am having digestion problem .Can you suggest some mudra.
    Apana Mudra can help but when to do it .After the meal or during empty Stomach.Please Suggest

  128. Subodh, Mudras are flexible. You can practice them according to your convenience whenever you have time. If possible practice them early in the morning or in the evening for better results.

  129. Valliji,
    Can Apana vayu mudra ‘cure’ piles (haemorrhides)? I would like to try.
    My questions:
    1. while doing the mudra, ring and middle finger bend. Is it ok?
    2. Doing continuously for 45 minutes is … difficult. Can I do it in 4 or 5 bouts?

  130. “There’s this’s thing about being so open minded that your brains fall out.” Richard Dawkins

  131. i haven’t read all the comments, but i have read some pretty closed minded ones which is kind of a pet peeve of mine… i mean, half the time, now that i think about it, what else are my hands and fingers doing when i’m walking, sitting in the car (passenger), or just any other basic daily activities… it doesn’t take any effort really to practice these mudras so why not give them a chance? is it because western culture has put us in such a state of predisposition that anything that isn’t hamburgers and sports is considered lunacy… ?
    give mudras a chance, they’re fun and effortless.. and also, very nice post, i learned a few new ones here :)

  132. Kushlal, Apana Mudra cures your problem. Practice the Mudra according to the method suggested in the article. There is no need to practice continuously, but make sure the total time you exercise is 45 minutes.

  133. Thank you for this useful information, Valli.
    How should I go about if I want to practice all or many mudras ?
    Can I do 1 or 2 mudras a day for 15-30 minutes and then do 1 or 2 different mudras the next day, and so on? Are there any mudras which shouldn’t be done in succession ?

  134. Thank you for this service to benefit mankind…God bless

  135. Thanx for sharing Great Pokkisham from Ancestors.

  136. Subhodayam !

    Dear Valli !

    Plz don’t laugh, this is also a serious trouble of many of us!

    Plz let me know how can I get rid of the constipation problem, as I used to take 1 ½ to 2 Lts of drinking water in early hours, before brushing my teeth, within half an hour I go to toilet and become free. This is a daily practice for years. If any thing goes wrong with my timing, if I couldn’t getup early in the morning and need to hurry to my office and can’t spare that 30 mts or 45 mts to drink water and to toilet, I directly go for brush and bath. Even I try to eliminate the solid waste from my body – many a time (almost all times !) I go in vain. The only solution I found is drinking water and go for toilet.

    My ? is, is it a good practice or in a long run it becomes the only way to go restroom. I don’t find any harm drinking that much of water early in the morning (easily I drink 2 lts of water within 5-10 mts of duration). The only consequence I fear, If I were in traveling or in a meeting at early hours, it happens to go urinals at least 3-5 times up to 10:00 A.M., of course this can be managed.

    Whether can I go for any better method in doing defecation in order to save the waiting time and from frequent usage of urinals.

    Kindly suggest the way I can do without interrupting my works.

  137. Satish, Apana Mudra (Mudra of digestion) helps you in relieving your problem.

  138. Dear valli
    thanks for such a great informative artcle. i have circulated this to my group of friends and they all found it informative and useful. just a couple of them was requesting for reference. infact the article was sent to me by one of my friends and i googled to find out the reference and there i found the source. is there any mudra for vertigo problem
    thanks and god bless you

  139. Hi valli,

    Thanks so much for the article.I have irregular periods.Is there any mudra to cure it?

    Thanks,

  140. Latha, Shunya Mudra (Mudra of Emptiness) and Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Air) help you in relieving your problem.

    Sara, Regular practice of Surya Mudra, Maha Sacral Mudra, Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) and Gomukhasana (Cow face pose)help you in relieving all types of menstrual problems.

  141. Hi Valli,

    Thank you for ur reply.Will starting doing the asanas and mudras from today.Is there any time gap I should give after doing each mudra.?

  142. I am suffering from runing nose and nose block all the time which gets very agravated after eating legumes, potatoes etc. what mudra would you suggest pls

  143. Sara, There is no need to take gap. However you can take break for a minute or two if you feel difficulty to practice continuously.

    Jdath, Linga Mudra, Shunya Mudra and Surya Mudra are very helpful to you.

  144. This is really helpful to us…can i post this article to my blog ? http://lifeisgoodtolive.blogspot.com

  145. Hi Valli,

    The article is wonderful..!Really didnt know mudras help so much..
    I would like to know is there any mudra to improve sperm count and mobility?

    Thanks,
    Chandra

  146. Valli

    thank u very much for your kind advice and i shall certainly start practising all the 3 right from this day

  147. Hi Valli,

    I knew about these mudras and also aware of their effectiveness.
    i wanted to know is there any mudra which can also prevent hair loss, and will enhance hair growth.

  148. Hi Valli,

    Let me know if any mudras can provide relief from scalp related problems like dandruff etc…

    thanks

  149. Hi Valli,

    Can mudras praticed during pregnancy?
    Is there any specific mudras to do during pregnancy?

    Thanks in advance,
    Hegde

  150. My daughter has bad seasonal allergies and also has eczema. She is under homeopathy treatment for years and things are lot better then before. But still spring and fall time she constantly has running nose and here and there she has eczema. She has eczema spots all of the body. This limits her from wearing Sari. Which mudra will help her? Thanks so much for this article.

  151. @Chandra, Practice Ashwini mudra and vajroli mudra; and also padnasana (lotus pose), Sethubandhasana (bridgepose) and halasana (plough pose)to improve sperm count and mobility.

    @AKB, Prithvi Mudra and Prana Mudra are useful for growing thick and long hair. In addition to these Mudras take protein rich diet.

    @Hedge, Apana Mudra is very useful for pregnant women. There is no harm in practicing these Mudras during pregnancy.

    @Alka, Varun Mudra cures all types of skin diseases. Herbs like neem, tulsi and sandalwood are effective in curing acne, eczema and other skin diseases; try the face pack of sandal wood and neem.

  152. Thankyou for these mudras.

    Which mudra would be best for me to concentrate on? My problem is that I have uterine fibroids, which cause anaemia and depression in me.

    I would be very grateful for your advice.

  153. Thanks for your response. I am exploring myself to learn more and mudra. And I have noticed there are slight differences in madras method in different web sites. For ex” Gyna Mudra you are suggesting keep other fingers stretched out and other wed site says keep curved. May be it doesn’t matter as long as tip of the thumb touched to the tip of the index finger..?

  154. Yeah, you are correct.

  155. Hello Valli

    Although I have been practicing mudras with excellent results, I’m writing in and asking on behalf of my younger brother. He has been diagnosed with secondary cancer in his lower jaw…It appears that it may have been caused from the radiotherapy treatment received for his primary cancer which was in the tongue. I know my brother is exhausted and tired of the probing and prodding. However he has agreed to start chemo in the next 2 weeks. Can you recommend any mudras that he could use as part of his treatment programme. Your advice would be most appreciated…Thank you so much…

  156. Ki Maia,

    I am very sorry to hear about your brother’s condition.

    Sun salutation exercises, pranayama and asanas like Sukhasana, Padmasana and Parvatasana help your brother. Yoga sleep reduces the pain and feeling of nausea during chemotherapy.

    Phosphorous 30, a homeopathic drug is beneficial in treating the cancer of lower jaw.

    I wish him a speedy recovery!

  157. Aviva, sorry, I missed ur comment. Gyan Mudra helps you a lot in relieving depression. Ashwini Mudra and Anuloma Viloma Pranayama are beneficial for uterine fibroids.

  158. Hi Valli,
    I am very encouraged and motivated after seeing the amount of comments you have garnered on your page. I often wander here, since google search results for ‘hand mudras’ always yields your page in the first few results.
    I have been practicing Mudras since a long time and recommended it to friends too. They all have benefited from one or the other Mudra practice. I have realized from my personal experience that Mudras affect us at the physical, mental and spiritual level.
    Some of the mudras that show instantaneous results are the Vayu Mudra, Apana Mudra and esp. the Mahasirs Mudra (extremely effective in headaches and migraines). I especially wanted to put forth the mention of ‘Mahasirs Mudra’ as it has been immensely effective with a friend of mine who suffered from constant headaches.
    Also for all the readers who are interested I have a copy of the eBOOK titled ‘MUDRAS YOGA in your HANDS’ by ‘Gertrud Hirschi’. If you need a copy just contact me at cpmbdpmb@yahoo.com. I wish you all a wonderful time exploring yourself with Mudras!

  159. @Hegde @Valli
    I wouldn’t recommend Apan mudra for pregnant women, until delivery time!!! I have found this warning attached with the Apan Mudra on various sites :
    ”Caution: This Mudra should not be done by pregnant ladies before completing 8 months. After that a 10 minutes practice 3 to 4 times a day will ensure normal delivery”

  160. @Geetanjali, As I already said, this article is written based on the personal experiences of many people. It is not based on half-knowledge or incomplete experiences. Mudras can do no harm to any person if done correctly. I myself am witness for it. Only careless and excess practice can do harm.

  161. Dear Valli,

    Thanks for this great knowledge from India.

    I have been a Mudra fan for several years now, they are miraclous. Isn’t it funny people have already begun selling it in book form such as ‘Finger Yoga’!!! This is the problem with Western capitalism.

    Q & A is extremely helpful. I am suffering from acidity, do you recommend any mudra for acidity?

  162. Hello Valli,

    Thanks for sharing this with the world. My problem is i get constant headaches ( migrane related, also regular headaches) that makes me very sick. One person has recommended the Maharsirs mudra for this. Can you please let me know how to do this mudra and how long should i do it everyday?
    I would really appreciate it. You can email me at rmahadevan@yahoo.com

  163. Sucheta, Try Vayu Mudra, Varuna Mudra and Surya Mudra for your problem.

    Mahesh, Touch the tip of thumb with the tips of index and middle fingers. Keep your ring finger into the fold of the thumb and stretch the little finger (time duration 15 to 20 minutes).

  164. Thanks for your suggestions Valli, I will add the three to my regular regimen.

    I am surprized that you have not added \’Mrit Sanjeevini Mudra\’ as a first aid for Heart Attack, in my own experience, even Gyan Mudra instantly takes care of palpitations.

    This is especially for ALL the skeptics. What do you think?

  165. Sucheta, Apana Vayu Mudra is nothing but Mrit Sanjeevini Mudra. This is a wonderful remedy for heart patients.

  166. Thank you Valli ji.
    You are right. I don’t know how I missed it.

  167. Hi VAlli;

    Can you tell me which mudra is good for dry eyes, which is due to working with the computer

    Regards

  168. Hi Valli;

    I have migraine headaches too.
    For migraine headaches you have mentioned –
    Touch the tip of thumb with the tips of index and middle fingers. Keep your ring finger into the fold of the thumb and stretch the little finger (time duration 15 to 20 minutes). what do you mena by the fold of the thumb…Is it the space between the index finger and thumb or it is on the palm where the thumb bends?
    Thanks & regards

  169. Priya, Varuna Mudra and Prana Mudra help you.

    Anushka, It is on the palm where the thumb bends. Check out this article for the image:

    http://www.healthmad.com/Alternative/Mudras-Again-Eight-More-Mudras-for-Health-Benefits.136028

  170. Well wouldn’t our world be a more wonderful place if we all brought and accepted positive thoughts and words for one another. Please keep negative thoughts and challenges, even for the purpose of ‘discussion’ to yourself. Accept something for what it appears and again add positive rather than negative. The old saying goes, ‘if you don’t have anything positive to say, then don’t say it’ but then again to rephrase, ’spread positive’. It just plain feels good.

  171. Hi Valli,

    wonderful collection, hats off to you!

    I have a doubt about “PARIVATAN MUDRA” which I found in one of the websites I came across, as especially effective against insomnia and would give good sleep.

    Would you be able to elaborate on it?

  172. Hari, Gyan mudra is very beneficial for insomnia. However if you want to know about parivatan mudra this is the procedure:

    join your hands by interlocking the fingers. Now press the back of the left hand with the fingers of right hand and vice versa. Repeat this procedure for 10 times. This is also very effective for insomnia.

  173. Can you suggest any mudra for running nose and early morning continuous thummal for my mother and my sister is having cough throughout the day and she is not interested in taking medicines.
    Thanks in advance

  174. Wow. This is really fun to practice at home. I never had done some yoga and planning to attend some classes together with my friends. Thanks for this. Terrific!

  175. Jayanthi, Linga Mudra is beneficial for your mother and sister. If you sister is having dry cough try Vayu Mudra.

    Try this home remedy for running nose.
    Apply a drop of mustard oil to the right and left nostril everyday. Steam with turmeric is also very effective.

    Thanks Mayumie for your nice comment.

  176. Thanks a lot valli. I will tell them to practice it.

  177. What is the mudra to cure parkinson’s dieseae…

  178. Shankar, Vayu Mudra is very helpful for Parkinson’s disease.

  179. valli its gr8 2 hv Q & A session..plz suggest me..i lost som of my hair in d front side,its heriditory…its losing day by day..is prasanna mudra hlpful for tht & shud ths b done on an empty stomch only..is it enogh 2 practise 4 15-20mn daily..

  180. Sindhu, Mudras have flexibility. You can practice them whenever you have time. I have no idea about Prasanna Mudra, try and let me know the reliability.

  181. Dear Valli, I’m surprised that you donate your time so generously to all these questions. Thank you. It seems to have been a while since you’ve had anyone questioning the scientific basis for healing mudras, but I would like to contribute my favorite thought to them, by reminding the psuedo-scientists of our day that the first definition of science is OBSERVATION. So, for over 5,000 years, many very wise people, both healers and the healed have been observing the direct results of practicing the mudras,as well as the other forms of Auyurvedic, Taoist, etc. medicine. This is an overwhelming amount of direct observation, with lots of case histories to stimulate refinement and sophistication. If this isn’t the truest form of science, then I don’t know what is. Modern psuedo-science seems to be hung up on contrived, artificial, manipulated experiments, and statistical analysis. It has lost the soul of meaningful observation and concern for mankind. Thanks for helping us get back to reality.

  182. Hello Valli

    Thank you so much for the wonderful advice. My question is…Is it OK for children to do mudras as well?

  183. Hi Valli,

    I have lot of mucus in my throat.Which mudra will stop the production of the mucus in throat.Also i have a very weak,rough voice which mudra will help me.
    I cant tolerate the Coldness & my feet & hand are cold.I am very thin.Can Mudras help me.

  184. hello Valli and all just ot let you know that I seem to get a lot of benefit with my digestive problems by putting “samana” mudra. All four finger tips touching the tip of thumb. I am doing this mudra whenever I get time and about 3 mins each time with either one or both hands.

  185. hi valli

    Your mudra list is incomplete. There are few more, why don’t you add them? like shunya mudra etc

    Thanks for the great service
    Keep up the good work

    shiva

  186. Hi Valli,

    I am suffering from Carpel Tunnel Syndrome for the last 2 years. Tried for Homeopathy, Allopathy and Ayurveda treatments, but not cured till date. When I tried for the Allopathic medicine, I felt the pain in my Right foot also, so I stopped the medicine. They suggested for an operation, but I am not interested.

    I am a regular Yoga practitioner for the last 10 years. Is there any Mudra Pranayama for the Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. Kindly advice.

    With love, Lalitha

  187. hi Valli,

    It is nice to know about mudras. My daughter who is 10 years old is having partial hearing problem. She is using hearing aid. Is there any mudra which will improve her hearing.
    regards
    narayanan

  188. Hi,
    It was nice reading ur article and positive comments.
    I want to know if there are any mudras to subside PMS(pre menstrual syndrome)mood swings in women.
    Smitha

  189. Sorry for the late response as I was out of station for the last 30 days.

    Thanks Tommy for your nice comment.

    KiMaia, Mudras can be done by children as well.

    subodh, try Pran Mudra, Linga mudra for excess mucus and try Prithvi Mudra, Vyan Mudra and Jalodar Nashak or Jal-shaamak Mudra (Place the little finger on the base of the thumb and press it with thumb while the remaining three fingers are stretched) for cold hand and feet.

    Vaibhav, thanks for the nice info.

    Shiva, I had written about the important mudras. Check properly as Shunya Mudra is in the above list. I have a plan to write about the remaining mudras too.

    Lalitha, try Anjali Mudra and asanas like Tadasana, Kakasana, Uttanasana, Bharadvajasana, Hastasana, Half-garudasana and Virabhadrasana. Add Vitamin B6 enriched food in your diet. Also massage your wrist with mint oil for 5 minutes daily for a couple of months ( you can check this answer in my other article too).

    Narayanan, Shunya Mudra is beneficial for your daughter.

    Smitha, Regular practice of Gyan Mudra, Surya Mudra, Maha Sacral Mudra, Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) and Gomukhasana (Cow face pose) help you in relieving all types of menstrual problems.

  190. after visiting your site, I am regularly doing almost all the mudras for 2 or 3 minutes daily. The only problem is that my body gets heat very fast. Due to that I sneeze very often almost daily. but you have said that mudras can be practised for 15-20mins. how to solve it. kindly advise me. waiting for early reply.

  191. Jayanthi, there is no need to do all the mudras daily. Practice the required mudras only. Drink plenty of water, fruit juices and coconut water to cool the body.

  192. it very very good
    i had a benift
    it is very useful to every one

  193. Thank you very much for your valuable avice, Valli. Waiting for your new aticle with more details about Mudras and Healing Benefits.

    With Love / Lalitha

  194. I wanted to know which mudras should be performed for these 3 problems
    1) over weight
    2) cold almost around the year. (am in germany and have to face long winters here )
    3) pain in left thigh joints (after delivery)
    Could you pls guide me on above.

    thanks

  195. Hello Valli,
    I have been suffer from under-active thyroid for the past 10years and 5yrs ago diagnosed with a Micro-adenoma which has triggered high level of prolactin. Although, the Micro-adenoma had cleared two years ago, it has re-occurred.I am taking medicine as prescribed by the doctor for both conditions. However, this time I have gained alot of weight. Due to the thyroid, the menstruation cycles are irregular too. Please could you recommend any yoga asanas or mudras that would help in bringing down the thyroid and prolactin level.

    I would be very grateful to receive your suggestions.
    Thank you.

  196. Thanks Ramakrishna and Lalitha for your valuable comments .

    Taruna, try Linga Mudra, Prana Mudra, Vayu Mudra, Baddha Konasana, Dhanurasana, Vajrasana, Ustrasana Surya Namaskar for your problems.

    Anu, try Surya Mudra, Maha Sacral Mudra, Gomukhasana, Chakrasana, Sethubandhasana, Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana and Surya Namaskar for your problems.

  197. hi
    thanks for your article
    its great to share with us
    however i want to know any mudra for people with high blood pressure?
    thanks~!

  198. hi valli
    you are doing a wondeful job. apart from seven and eight mudras is there any extra mudras. if it is, kindly post it as early as possible. My querry is as soon as I get up in the morning, I couldn’t pass motion. after doing the household work (i.e. body requires some movement) I am passing. Kindly suggest me mudras for that. thx.

  199. Sarah, Apana Vayu Mudra is very beneficial for high blood pressure.

    Jayanthi, I have a plan to write about the remaining mudras.
    Try Apana Mudra.

  200. Hi Valli,

    First of all thank you very much for awering all these to human being. I can say it 100% effective in acute case and also true if we do regullary in our life no will take medicine in life.
    I appreciate all these our old heritage prampara.

    You plz do not disheart by few stupid pupil.
    Do u knw all the good Dr. they do yoga hand guster and natural treatment.

    For human being they give medicine.

    If all these are not true then why the Doctor says after operation plz eat slowly do no do healy work slowly slow you will gain take breath all these tthat all are the part of mudra and yoga why they analize by atestoscope y not by self bcz they have no sense.

    keep it up i will always support you with logical reason i do regular all these.

  201. Thanks valli, i felt giddy for the last few days as my BP had shot up and i did Apana Vayu Mudra for around 30 mts and it really helped me reduce the pressure. I also feel tired and have headache after watching the computer screen for long time, is there any mudra for that ?

  202. Hi Valli,

    You are doing an amazing job by posting great treasures to public like me:)
    HATS OFF TO U for patiently replying all queries.
    May i please know if you have any mudra for mouthulcer?
    I would really appreciate if you suggest me
    Thanks once again.

  203. thanx valli
    i’ll try it out
    thanx for sharing this with us
    :-)

  204. Very good and informative article. I want to know which mudra is good for Diabitic patient. And which specific mudra is good to losing weight and for what duration.

  205. Thanks Dinesh for your supportive comment.

    Ravi, try Mahasirs Mudra and Bhramari Pranayama.

    Divya Suresh, Prana Mudra and Prithvi Mudra are very beneficial for you.

    Sarah, thanks for your comment.

    Mona, Prana Mudra and Apana Mudra are beneficial for diabetes, and Prithvi Mudra, Vayu Mudra and Surya Mudra are for losing weight.

  206. Thank you so much for your reply!
    May i also know if Aakash mudra helps in solving low B.P as well as im aware it helps for high B.P?
    Does Vaayu mudra help for stomach upset(due to wrong food) as i see it helps in healing constipation and flatulence?
    Awaiting your reply

  207. Divyasuresh, Vayu Mudra helps you for stomach upset too and try Linga Mudra, Varuna Mudra and Rudra Mudra (touch the tips of index finger and ring finger together on top of the tip of thumb while the remaining two fingers stretched) for low blood pressure.

  208. Hi Valli,
    -I’ve previously got an advice from you regarding wet palms, if you remember. Thank you very much for your time & concern. I’ll keep you updated of the result so it might help for your research.
    -My son & my brother have kidney problems. I’m sure there are mudras for it. I wonder if there are different mudras for different kidney problems or just one mudra works for all kidney problems. Could you please take time to reply to this important issue for me? Thanks.

  209. Rose, generally Apana Mudra cures all types of kidney problems. But there are some other mudras too that are useful for kidney problems. I will explain them in my next article.

  210. what r the mudras i should practice for my ears. they shut close as if under presure.

  211. valli, you might be laughing. i want chubby cheeks. is there any mudra for that because my face shows as though I am aged. I am in 30’s. kindly help me.

  212. Valli, my greetings & thanks again.
    - In “Apana” mudra, should the thumb press the middle & ring fingers on top of them or the thumb just be stretched out?
    - We are looking forward to your next article.

  213. greetings…i have been practising the surya murda to lose weight at least for 1hr 30mins a day (with breaks in between) as i want to lose weight fast. Started 3 days ago. Somehow my body feels hot inside now after doing the murda.
    Can you advise me if what i am doing is right?
    Thanks so much.

  214. my apologies….i meant mudra and not murda!!…sorry….

  215. Hello Valli,
    Can you please suggest any mudras for Psoriasis ?
    Thank You.

  216. I want to know if I use mudra for memory, concentration, and intellegent brain in how many days will I see results.
    And what mudra I should use for getting good memory, concentration, and intellegent brain

  217. Manju, Shunya Mudra and Akash Mudra help you.

    Vidhya, Blow the air as if you are blowing balloons daily for 10 to 12 times. Try this ayurveda remedy: Indian ginseng 250g , cow or goat milk 250ml, gingelly oil 250ml: soak the Indian ginseng after cutting into pieces and make it pulp. Pour this in a container and add milk and oil and boil for some time until the water and milk evaporate in the oil. Store this in a glass jar. Massage this into cheeks every night before sleeping.

    Rose, In Apana Mudra the tips of middle finger and ring finger touch the tip of thumb while the other two fingers are stretched out. I am planning to write about the other useful mudras too, but it will take some days.

    Raj, it is not advisable to practice mudras according to your own as every mudra has specific time limit (for Surya Mudra it is 5 to 15 minutes). Careless practice causes harm to you.

    Ram, Varun Mudra and Vayu Mudra are helpful for Psoriasis.

    Shikha, Try Gyan Mudra and let me know the results.

  218. Thank you for your advice Valli.
    What other mudras can i do besides surya mudra (15mins x 2 p/day) for obesity?
    Help….

  219. thanks. can you give me the tamil name for indian ginseng and instead of cow or goat milk aavin milk can be used and how to make pulp. how long we can store it. You tell me whether it can be stored outside or in fridge. help me.

  220. Hi Valli,

    i have a very weak and hoarse voice .Please suggest a mudra for it.

  221. Hi Valli, I had a few queries…
    is it advisable to keep the fingers in Gyan mudra as I lie down to sleep?
    Is it ok to keep both hands in different mudras? Like Gyan mudra in RH and Prithvi mudra in LH?
    Is there any order to doing mudras, for a more beneficial effect?
    Something like, if u do XYZ mudra first, the following mudras would have a faster effect?
    Thanks valli..

  222. Hi Valli,

    Totally how many mudras are there? Can we keep the mudra and sleep?

  223. Valli, desperately waiting for your reply.

    I have been told many times that my metabolism rate is low and that explains why i lose weight very slowly despite exercising and eating reasonable portions…over the years my weight has caused me a problem.
    Are there mudras to increase metabolism rate?
    I have been doing surya mudra for 20 days now but have lost only 1kg….so sad….

  224. Raj, besides Surya Mudra try Linga Mudra, Viyan Mudra ,Prithvi Mudra and Vayu Mudra. Surya Namaskar (sun salutation exercise) is very beneficial for you. Also try Pavanamuktasana, Dhanurasana and Sarvangasana.

    Vidhya, Amukkuram is the tamil name for Indian ginseng. Cut the fresh roots after cleaning and make the pulp in mixer. Cow milk (not the hybrid ones) or goat milk has medicinal values, so you should use it. Pour this pulp in a container and add milk and oil and boil for some time until the water and milk evaporate in the oil. Store this in a glass jar and keep outside. There is no need to keep this in a fridge as it is boiled.

    Subodh, Vayu Mudra and Prithvi Mudra help you a lot.

    Hari, You can keep your fingers in Gyan Mudra when you lie down to sleep. Don’t do different mudras at a time as you may not get benefit for that, but you may do one after the other.

    Jayalakshmi, totally there are more than 100 mudras, but few are very useful and popular. You can sleep while doing mudra, but you may get the partial benefit for that.

  225. Hi,

    I want to improve my vision. The sight numbers are different for both the eyes, & it is increasing year after year. I dont want to go for lasic surgery, which is suggested by many. The numbers are right eye – (-7.5) & left eye ( -4).

    Will i be able to reduce the numbers through yoga postures.
    Please advise.

    Regards,
    Suchitra

  226. Thanks a lot Valli for your advice.

    Can i do surya namaskar any time of the day?
    How long per session?
    How many days in a week must i do it?

    And Valli isn’t Prithvi Mudra to increase weight?…why have you included that in my mudras?…just asking cos i am sure you have a good explanation.

  227. Vali Ji

    I have a stomach problem, I always feel that my stomach is upset it is always bothering me and gastric problem is also there. Can you suggest me some mudra for this

    Thanks

  228. Respected Sir ?Madam
    Is there any mudra ,home remedies to cure blocked artries,and cancer in breast,and sugar problem.
    All This problem is for the same person suffering.
    Immidiate results for elderly women of age 74yrs.
    Hope i get answers.If any experts could advice on the subject.Kindly Reply please.

  229. Hello Raj there is one very good home remedy to loose weight. Honey and cinanmon. Intake Cinnamon powder daily. You can google search or yahoo search with this topic Honey and cinnamon.
    Hope it helps.

  230. Thank you Farida. Will surely google and try it out.
    Appreciate it.

  231. Bindu,

    try the vayu mudra. helps a lot. sit on your heels while doing. that’s even better.

    Mahesh

  232. Suchitra, Prana Mudra helps you a lot. Check out my article for improving vision: http://healthmad.com/alternative/natural-remedies-for-eye-diseases/

  233. Raj, practice surya namaskar at the time of dawn for better results, if you have no time, do them in the evening. Check out for procedure and benefits here: http://www.socyberty.com/Spirituality/Sun-Salutation-an-Excellent-Way-for-Health.53214
    Prithvi Mudra regulates metabolism and the function of thyroid gland. Hence I suggested it for you.

    Bindu, try Vayu Mudra.

  234. valli, can the mudras be done while walking or done while being static?

    Mahesh

  235. Farida, Apana Vayu Mudra is very useful for all types of cardiac problems. Also check out this article: http://healthmad.com/alternative/color-therapy-green/

    The following home remedies work for blocked arteries.
    1. Consume a glass orange juice by adding three cloves of minced garlic to it.
    2. Mixture of apple cider vinegar and garlic is also effective in treating the blocked arteries.
    3. Take some lemon peels and keep them in water for overnight. Consume the water next day for three to four times. This is very helpful in treating the blocked arteries.
    4. Broccoli and garlic are helpful for breast cancer.

    Yeah Mahesh, you can.

  236. Valli
    I am practising the mudras. Now as per medical check up my calcium level is low. Is there any mudra to increase it. kindly advise me.

  237. Jayanthi, Akash Mudra is helpful for your problem.

  238. hi valli
    I have been reading your articles for a week.they are excellent and very informative.i have had a miscarriage last month.doctors feel that it was due to my uterine fibroids…i want to know what mudras will help me to cure them and acquire a healthy reproductive system…please help me …i feel so lost..

  239. valli,

    I am doing the mudras and looks like things are shaping up slowly, as I wanted. Should the mudras like gyan, prithvi, varuna, be done using both hands at the same time? Or can it done one hand at a time?

    Mahesh

    .

  240. Angel, sorry to hear your problem. Maha Sacral Mudra is very helpful for your problem. It is useful for uterus related problems as well as bladder related problems. Join the tips of two little fingers while the two ring fingers touch the tips of thumbs for 3 minutes and join the tips of two ring fingers while the two little fingers touch the tips of thumbs for 3 minutes. Practice this mudra for two to three times daily until to get relief from the problem.

    Mahesh, you can do the same mudra (for ex: Gyan Mudra) with both the hands at a time, but avoid doing the different Mudras (for ex: Gyan Mudra with right hand and Prithvi Mudra with left hand or vice versa) at a time as you may not get benefit for that. You can do one after the other.

  241. Hi valli
    Thank you so much for your answer…i felt so nice that someone actually read and answered my problem…i will do this mudra and get to you later…may god shower you with his blessings…

  242. Hello geetanjali garu,
    i tried to send a mail to you requesting the ebook but it could not be sent. It is telling that it was an improper mail id.Can you please send me the e book on mudras.
    my mail id is
    gsranjaneyulu2001@yahoo.com

  243. Hi Valli

    I have kind of pain in my breasts, and in the morning on waking up it gets worse, i visited my doctor and she prescribed some medicines, and it feels better after that. but am a little worried,. could it be cholestoral or anything else? Any mudras to help me?

  244. HI Valli,
    As mentioned in my previous post, i visited the doc after a week of taking vitamin E tablets, i feel better, but she asked me to continue it for another week, before we proceed with any other tests, am a little worried, could you please help me, thanks.sometimes she says fibroids or fibromyalgia or whatever, she is not very open, says will wait for another weeks course of tablets to see the effects and then take any action.

  245. Hi Valli ,
    Can you please help with what specific mudras should I be doing to help with menstrual cycles being irregular . I have noticed that a change in my weight also plays a role in irregular cycles. I do have pcos( poly-cystic ovary syndrome ) .
    I have another question reg. the time for holding/ relaxing the mudras? what is the release time ?
    Thanks a lot for all the articles . Its a huge help.

    Vanita

  246. Priya, don’t worry, Vitamin E helps you in relieving your problem. Bhujangasana, Ustrasana, Dhanurasana and Noukasana are helpful for you. Massage the breast daily twice with one teaspoon of warm castor oil from the sternum toward the armpit. Add broccoli or cabbage, garlic and turmeric in your diet.

    Vanitha, Surya Mudra and Mahasacral Mudra are beneficial for your problem. Check out the article for time duration and procedure. Trikonasana, Bhujangasana, Surya Namaskar and Pranayama are helpful for you.

  247. Thanks Valli
    Will let you kow how it works out ,

    vanita

  248. I only have the following questions: can someone please reply?
    1) Do we do it one hand? If ‘yes’ which is it going to be? Left or Right?
    2) While practising any Mudra, do we have to keep the hand raised or may it dangle beside our body (as in natural posture)?

  249. Hi Valli,
    I would like to know if there is anything I can do about my hands which have begun to cramp if I am doing something concentrated with them, eg writing, working using a screwdriver. I have a small amount of arthritis in my thumb joints. I have arthritis of the hips, two replacements, one 15 years ago and one 9 years ago. I am only 62 and otherwise fit and well possibly a little overweight, taking no medication but would like to be fit and agile as long as possible. Any advice would be most welcome, I am open to try anything which does not involve taking drugs. Teresa

  250. Thanks for this amazing article on Mudras. I am facing constipation problem and I tried Apana Mudra for 4-5 days for 45 minutes daily and now i am very much fine. I have a query I usually have constipation problems , so shall i keep practicing this mudra so that I don\’t face constipation again ? and I have menstrual problems from last few years. My period are irregular, painful and my menstrual cycle is of 18-20 days instead of 28 days. Means after every 18-20 days my periods starts with pain in my back,legs and in lower abdomen. My digestive system is very bad too and i am having hair fall problems also. I am practising surya mudra and apana mudra. Would you please let me know what other mudras shall i practise and is it ok to practise 3-4 mudras everyday until the problem is solved.
    Waiting for your reply.
    Thanks
    Nidhi

  251. Hi
    My name is debarati and i got an amazing benefit from these mudras. I have question, if i want to reduce weight more faster, which mudra i should practice more?
    Thank u

  252. Mudras can be done with both hands or even with one hand. It is said thatthe mudras have effect on the opposite side. That means, if you are doing mudra for right ear, do it with left hand.

    Many people are asking about the scientific proof and all that. Instead, they should practice it themselves and see the results.

    I have tried it and found to be very effective. It could also be used for meditation.

    3 day courses on Mudra Chikitsa and the science behind it are being conducted by oshodhara at Murthal, Haryana, 50 km north near Sonipat. They have published a beautiful book on Mudra Chikitsa. For details contact http://www.oshodhara.co.in

    Thanks
    -Diwakar

  253. Thanks for the info…

    I’ve been getting into yoga more and more myself over the last year ever since my girlfriend got me attached to the idea, and ever since then I’ve been trying to immerse myself more and more into alternative healthy styles.

  254. Hi,
    I need to regularly practice gyan, vayu, apana vayu, pran and prithvi mudras for the helath benefits that they will result in. The problem is that my fingers and hands start to hurt after five minutes or so. If I use my fingers and hands a lot during the day they get numb at night, so much so that my sleep gets disrupted.
    Thanks for your help.

  255. Hi,

    I am having myopia with ( -3.5 on both eyes)
    I do pran mudra daily for 15 minutes. Will I see improvement in my vision in a month or so by doing pran mudra for 15 minutes daily.

  256. Thanks a lot,,

    Please do post many more tips like this.

    Thanks once again for sharing these…..

  257. Ahmed, generally mudras can be done with right hand, but you can practice with left hand or both the hands too. Practice according to your convenience either straight or dangle but the procedure should be followed.

    Teresa, Gyan Mudra, Vayu Mudra and Prithvi Mudra and asanas like Tree Pose (Vrikshasana), Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana) and Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) are helpful for your problem. But practice them carefully.

    Nidhi, practice the mudras until you get relief from the problem. Try one more mudra that is Mahasacral Mudra. It is good for all uterus related problems.

    Debarati, Surya Mudra helps for your problem.

    Diwakar and William, thanks for your feedback.

    Aparna, don’t strain your fingers and hands too much. Keep them relax while doing mudras and take breaks every minute.

    Sirish, certainly you will see the improvement in your vision by doing Prana Mudra. Also follow these natural remedies suggested in this article: http://healthmad.com/alternative/natural-remedies-for-eye-diseases/

    Jayaseelan Vijayan, sure and thanks for your comment.

  258. Hi valli,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Is 15 minutes daily enough for Pran Mudra to see improvement in the vision.

    Also can you kindly let me know the ideal time for doing the pran mudra.

    Also can we perform this mudra in sukhasana or is there any specific posture for doing this mudra.

  259. first off all thanks in this articles
    i like this type of articles
    i send the articles a lot of friends

  260. Sirish, early morning is the ideal time for doing mudras, or you can do them in the evening. No specific posture is required to perform. You should practice this mudra daily for 40 minutes to see the results.

    Rajitha, thanks for your comment.

  261. Hi Valli,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Is it okay if I do Pran Mudra for 20 minutes in the morning and then the next 20 minutes in the evening.

    How much time will it take to see the improvement in vision

  262. Yeah Sirish, you can do for 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening. Depending on the severity, it takes 3 to 6 months to see the improvement in vision.

  263. Valli,
    I am facing hair-loss problem. I loosing hair from the top of the head. The hair are becoming thinner day by day and are lost. In my opinion my diet is not too bad but I don’t understand the reason behind this.
    Secondly I am having Myopia (-0.75); not so severe. But still can’t read something which is a bit far.
    Thirdly and lastly, everyday I start my day with good amount of energy but after a while ( just before the afternoon) I start feeling drowsy and lose concentration. Moreover I get tired (mentally) by the end of the day eventhough I don’t do much, as I feel. I take enough sleep and keep a good diet.
    Please suggest me mudras for these problem. I would be really thankful to you.
    Yogesh

  264. Hi Valli,

    Thanks for your reply and for your valuable suggestion.

    Is it true that by performing Viyan Mudra along with Pran mudra the improvement in eye vision will be faster.

    Kindly guide me on this.

  265. Hello VAlli
    I just like to ask which color cloths be wared by SAME person who is diabetic,cloged arteries,and have breast cancer.And any remedies Mudra and natural remedies? kindly suggest.
    Thanks

  266. Hello VAlli
    What Mudra should be done to dissolve tumor in breast.My sister has lump just behinfd her left armpit. and she is also suffering from scitica. What Mudra and time duration .Kindly suggest.Thanks

  267. Hi Vaali,
    I am suffering from chronic constipation for 25 years, and drink lot of water in the morning but still can’t relieve it.
    Couple of years back I tried apan mudra it helped me a lot initially, for couple of months but after that, my situation went back to the original one. so am still suffering.
    In one of the replies you talk aboutsuchi mudra for this problem, but I can’t get a clear picture of this mudra anywhere, cna you please send me the same if you have one.
    Any other thing you can suggest would be great.

    Can yu please give me your email address so that I can address you directly.

    Thanks
    Deepak

    Thank

  268. Hello

    this article is absolutely amazing, I know you’ve answered a lot of questions, would you be willing to answer one more?

    I have chronic inflammation in my knees, and in Western medicine, the only way to relieve it is to take some medicine that upsets the stomach.

    Is there a mudra that can help with this?

    Thank you,

    Paul

  269. Hi there

    I forgot to mention that the main place I am dealing with inflammation is in my knee.

    Thank you

  270. i am patient of Intestial Lung disease for the last five years. How Linga Mudra is use full for me and how often I should do it, kindly let me know.
    Thanks
    Anil

  271. Hi Valli,

    You have a very interesting and informative page. Do you know if there are any mudras to reduce Trigylcerides and reduce bad cholesterol and to raise good cholesterol.

    Thanks

    Vinod

  272. Greetings, I have been studying mudras for some time now and I have lost 18kgs! I have been using surya mudra. Also, I no longer need my asthma preventative puffer as I have been practicing the asthma mudra each day. I would love to learn more about these mudras.

  273. Hi,
    Can u please tell what menstural problem you had and what mudras u practised.

    thanks a lot

    Rudra

  274. Can you reccomend Mudras for blocked Artries

  275. My mother is suffering form hypertension from past 25 years,which is the mudra for her.

  276. DEAR VALLI GOOD MORNING !

    GOOD ARTICLE. AND IAM HAPPY TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE PLANNING TO WIRTE MORE ARTICLES ON YOGA. VALLI IAM VERY MUCH INTERESTED IN THESE SCIENCES. I LOVE IT. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOGA MEDITAION AND CHAKRA MEDITATION. HOPE YOU HELP ME. THANKS ALOT DEAR. WELL MY MAIL ID IS : sharief.abdullah@gmail.com . WAITING FOR YOUR RESPONSE.

  277. Valli,
    I am having problems with gas in the stomach. I have used
    allopathy, homeopathy ad ayurvedic medicine. I have been suffering from for last 2 years. Some thinks indigestion, constipation all kinds stomach problems. I am mostly
    having problems with continuous gas. Could you please
    suggest me some mudras and asanas for getting rid of this problem. Thank you very much.

  278. Vijaya, Vayu Mudra and Apana Mudra help you in relieving your problem. Asanas like Pawanmukta Asana (Wing Releasing Pose), Mandukasana (Frog pose), Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand) and Dhanurasana (Bow pose) are also beneficial for you.

  279. HI Valli,

    I have a different kind of Gastroenteritis problem. Most of the time i feel very hungry. When diagnosed, doctor told that no ulcer and i have gastro problem.

    Can you pls advice which mudra is good to cure?

    thanks
    Raj

  280. Hi Valli

    My aunt has diabetes which mudra or asana is best to reduce diabetes , sugar level about 300
    even she is overweight , please suggest a asana or mudra for that too

    Warm regards

  281. Raj, Varun Mudra and Vayu Mudra are beneficial for you.
    Saurabh, Prana Mudra and Apana Mudra are helpful for your aunt to regulate diabetes.

  282. THIS ARTICLE IS DEFINITELY OF GREAT USE

  283. A very excellent knowledgeable feature of Mudras worked through five fingers of our brought out on internet, it is certainly a best effort done by you. In Hinduism when “Sandhyawandana” was performed three times daily, all these mudras worked by five fingers were shown to the deity by hindus. Such types of mudras worked by five fingers were also used in hindu worships of God.

  284. Hi valli,

    I lost much of my hair, am 27 diagonised with diabetes, now its controlled but I already lost most of my hairs. Please help me a mudra for hairs. I do pranayam, suryanamaskara , walking , my RBS is normal , but hair falling had not yet stopped.

    When ever I see at my hairs I feel very bad, and in my office people see in a very peculiar way as i had very thin hairs on my head. Moreover recently from last 3 or 4 months my upperlip hairs are more and I have one hair on my chin which is growing.

    My menstruation had been reduced to 3 days from 4 days. Please help me valli, Life is very long and I really want to get rid of these problems.

    Please guide me.

  285. Maahi, Prithvi Mudra and Prana Mudra are useful for growing thick and long hair. In addition to these Mudras take protein rich diet.Apana Mudra is beneficial for diabetes.Surya Mudra and Maha Sacral Mudra (join the tips of two little fingers while two ring fingers touch the tips of thumbs for 3 minutes and join the tips of two ring fingers while the two little fingers touch the tips of thumbs for 3 minutes) are helpful for uterus related problems.

    Try this home remedy to get rid of hair on chin and upper lip. Apply chickpea flour paste on the face and leave it to dry. Once it dries, you can gently scrub the paste with your finger tips. If you do not get any improvement visit a gynecologist for getting advise and correct the imbalances of hormones if any.

  286. This is the first time I have read about mudras and I am amazed. I am trying to quit smoking. Are there any mudras that would help?

  287. Hey valli,
    I really liked your article. I was wondering if there are any mudras and /or house remedies for good skin. Also if there are any remedies for stretch marks.

  288. Hi Valli

    I am wondering if you have any suggestions for bi-polar/manic depression?

    I posted before, along with a link to another site… I hope that was not disrespectful.

    If you have any suggestions, I would be truly grateful, it is a very challenging illness

    peace,

    Seth

  289. Cindy, Yoga breathing techniques help you a lot. Try Gyan Mudra, Sukhasana and Sarvangasana. All these yoga techniques help you to strengthen your will power. All the best!

    Veronica, Prithvi Mudra is helpful for your problem. Use vitamin E enriched creams for stretch marks. You can also try this which is said to be good for preventing stretchmarks. Take 1/2 cup virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup aloe vera gel, liquid from 6 capsules of Vitamin E and liquid from 4 capsules of Vitamin A and mix all these in a blender. Then apply to the stretch marks. Store the remaining material in a refrigerator.

    Seth, Gyan Mudra, Prithvi Mudra, Abhaya Mudra and Pran Mudra are helpful. Any way these are useful at initial stage, but not in severe stage.

  290. Valli,
    I am sorry to say that you did not respond to my questions.
    Thanks in advance.

  291. Yogesh, I am sorry, I missed some comments. Prithvi Mudra and Prana Mudra are useful for growing thick and long hair. You will see the improvement in your vision by doing Prana Mudra. Also follow these natural remedies suggested in this article: http://healthmad.com/alternative/natural-remedies-for-eye-diseases/
    Gyan Mudra is ideal for good concentration.

  292. Thanks a lot Valli. You have been so friendly and resourceful!

  293. Hi Valli,

    Just discovered your website on Mudras. I don’t mind trying.
    Please let me know which Mudras to apply for removing fibroids or at least shrink the fibroids because I do not want to go under a knife for fibroids removal.

    Looking forward to your immediate feedback.
    Thank you.

  294. Hi, Valli
    Your informations are very helpful
    can you give the picture for the

    mudra for migraine and explian it

    briefly in tamil, whether it

    should be done on empty stomach

    or any time and am a yoga student for past one month can you pls xplain in brief and also i have problems like vision problem which i can’t see the far things clearly, memory and concentration problem, depression, gastric problem and thinking to suicide because of migraine, and my mom has shrink in heart valve that is her valve in heart is shrinked already she had a balloon treatment(balloon valvotamy) before 2 years but she still have pain in her chest can you suggest any mudra for that
    And pls xplain in detail of home remedies for improvement of vision problem in tamil pls explain everything in tamil and shall i do all mudras one by one each 5 minutes for all my problems and also i have the problem white hair in front or my forehead itself i am now 24 can you suggest any mudra for hair growth and black hair. Please thank U

  295. Suzy, Ashwini Mudra and Anuloma Viloma Pranayama are beneficial for uterine fibroid.

  296. Hi, Valli
    I think you forgot my questions
    Please answer me
    Your informations are very helpful
    can you give the picture for the

    mudra for migraine and explian it

    briefly in tamil, whether it

    should be done on empty stomach

    or any time and am a yoga student for past one month can you pls xplain in brief and also i have problems like vision problem which i can’t see the far things clearly, memory and concentration problem, depression, gastric problem and thinking to suicide because of migraine, and my mom has shrink in heart valve that is her valve in heart is shrinked already she had a balloon treatment(balloon valvotamy) before 2 years but she still have pain in her chest can you suggest any mudra for that
    And pls xplain in detail of home remedies for improvement of vision problem in tamil pls explain everything in tamil and shall i do all mudras one by one each 5 minutes for all my problems and also i have the problem white hair in front or my forehead itself i am now 24 can you suggest any mudra for hair growth and black hair. Please thank U

  297. Dharun, I don’t know Tamil, so I am giving reply in English. It is so sad to read your problems as you are suffering from many problems at this age. Anyway I am giving some suggestions, follow them with belief, don\’t worry you will be relieved from all your problems. First of all I am suggesting for your mother. Apana Vayu Mudra (it is otherwise known as Mrita sanjeevani Mudra) is beneficial for her. You can see the description in the above article.

  298. Dharun, I could not post the long answer due to internal server error. Hence I am splitting the answer for two or more times. Now let us see your problems: Gyan Mudra is very good for all mind related problems like depression, lack of concentration, anger, tension etc. It is also good for memory. Mahasir Mudra is helpful for Migraine. See the description here: http://healthmad.com/alternative/mudras-again-eight-more-mudras-for-health-benefits/.

  299. Dharun, Vayu Mudra and Apana Mudra are helpful for gastric problems.For vision problems: you will see the improvement in your vision by doing Prana Mudra. Add Papaya, Spinach and pumpkin to your diet. Also follow these natural remedies suggested in this article: http://healthmad.com/alternative/natural-remedies-for-eye-diseases/

  300. Prithvi Mudra and Prana Mudra are useful for growing thick and long hair. In addition to these Mudras take protein rich diet. Amla is very useful for turning grey hair into black. Take some raw amla and obtain the juice by a mixer/blender. Take the equal quantity of sesame oil (til ka tel) (Nalla Ennai in Tamil), (take for example 10ml of amla juice, 10ml of sesame oil) and boil the amla juice in the oil until the essence of juice intricate into the oil. Then cool it and store it in an airtight container. Daily apply this to your hair. Do all these mudras one by one early in the morning, if not possible do in the evening. There is no need to do them on empty stomach.

  301. Thank you, very much
    surely my grey hair will turn into black ah!

    should I do mudras in vajrasana position, If i do in vajrasana position will i get more benefits
    Actually my name is lakshmi but i put wrong name bcoz i send comments from my office i thought no one should find my name
    that’s y i put name as dharun
    and i too have piles can you suggest me any mudras for that
    for women’s if we take ulundhu kali daily, will we get less pain when delivery

    thank you

  302. I did Gyan mudra for two days i get burning sensation in my right thumb when i do this mudra shall i continue

    This mudras can be done when in periods?

    Thank you once again.

  303. let me know which mudra is helpful in high sugar & kidney problem one of our relative is having
    kidney problem he is to go for dayalisis

  304. let know which mudra i shoud do to reduce/get rid of ankle swelling ( due to long hrs sitting) & for dry eyes. I read that swelling is due to excess water & varun mudra shoud not be done, but for dry eyes varun mudra is suggested….

  305. Thank you very much for this information I’m going to practice it because I believe that it will work for me; I been searching for something like this to treat allergies and arthritis and many other stuff; and I have find it.

    And do not cost me anything.
    thank you
    a great day for all.

    I love Jeff comment it is right in the point.

  306. Thanks Valli for this info.
    Is there any remedy for Vitiligo.
    Please help.

  307. Is there any treatment for severe hairloss, underweight issues.

  308. thanks valli
    URGENT
    can you tell how to take amla juice bcoz i tried the juice didn’t come it was so dry then i pour some water in mixie then juice come over i expect then i put the juice in a pan and also sesame oil (Nalla ennai) in it and i boiled it
    Is it correct
    will it get fungus after some days or two days
    do it have to keep it in fridge
    and now my piles got severe
    doctor told me to take an operation within in a week
    if i do mudras for piles will it cure without operation
    please tell me urgent

  309. This year I have developed one allergy –itchy throat. No other symptoms. No itchy or running eyes or nose. This itchy throat makes me caught and there are times I cant continue conversation in meetings or person. Amazing part is I feel the big difference in my throat around after 9.00 PM and whole night goes without any irritation. I have tried many over the counter medication. They helped but just for a while. Which yoga can help with throat allergy?

  310. Sanjay, Apana Mudra is helpful for regulating diabetes and kidney problems. Also check this article for other natural remedies for kidney diseases. http://healthmad.com/alternative/natural-and-home-remedies-for-kidney-diseases/

    Sakshi, Gyan Mudra and Chin Mudra (touch the base of the thumb with the index finger and press it with the thumb while the other three fingers remained straight) help you to get rid of the pain. Sun salutation exercises and some asanas will also help.

    Yolanda, Vayu Mudra is good for Arthritis and Bhramara Mudra (Place the index finger in the fold of the thumb and the tip of the thumb on the side of the middle fingernail while the ring and little fingers are extended.) is for allergies.

  311. Paru, I read the following home remedies work for vitiligo. Apply Castor oil, melon pulp, lemna (wild duckweed) tincture on white spots 5 or 6 times daily.

    Lali, Prithvi Mudra and Prana Mudra are helpful for growing thick and long hair. In addition to these Mudras take protein rich diet.

    Dharun, you shouldn’t pour water while obtaining juice. That’s why the juice was spoiled. Take fresh amla and cut them into pieces. Then put them in a mixie and get the juice without adding water. If you have dry amla then do one thing, dry them well and make powder. Then add the powder in sesame oil and boil for some time. Filter it after cooling and keep it in an air tight container. Apply this oil daily to your hair. Apana Mudra is helpful for piles. Eat well-ripen guava daily before going to bed. Drink at least 4litres of water daily. Also take fiber rich food. You will see improvement within 10 days.

    Varsha, try Varun Mudra. Gargle lukewarm water by adding a pinch of table salt.

  312. I did Gyan mudra for two days i get burning sensation in my right thumb when i do this mudra shall i continue

    This mudras can be done when in periods?

    Thank you once again.

  313. Dharun, initially you get such pain. Try to do the posture properly. Take breaks while doing. Say for example if you want to do it for 10 minutes, do it for 5 minutes, then stop and take a break and continue for the remaining 5 minutes or do it in three breaks, according to your convenience. The ultimate goal is to get relief from the pains and diseases, not getting the newer ones. Yeah you can do them even in periods

  314. Hi Valli,

    Thanks for the knowledge sharing. You are doing a great service. However, I am unable to see your answer to Vinod’s question above and my question is same. Is Surya Mudra only sufficient to reduce bad cholesterol, Triglycerides and increase the good cholesterol or something else also reqd ?

  315. Hi Valli,

    Also let me know sometimes you have mentioned that after problem is solved, we should stop using mudra but sometimes u have said we can practise it anytime and anywhere. So what do we do actually ? do u think problems like cholesterol and digestion can be solved permanently and respective mudras for them can be stopped ?

  316. Hi Valli,

    I m speechless after reading this…Amazing….I wanna knw the way for reducing weight…..mainly from tummy area…..pls. advice….

  317. Hey Valli

    Thank you so much for the mudras for my arms! I am now leading a very active life again!!!

    I wanted to ask about mudras for the eyes. I have tried Pran mudra for the last 2 months without any result, can you reccomend another? or do I need to give it more time?

    Thanks,

    Arthur

  318. Whoops.

    I also wanted to ask about fatigue. I have also been using pran mudra for that without results. Do you have any other reccomendations?’

    Arthur

  319. Hi,

    1. I read in above comments that Prana Mudra helps in removing clots from blood. My question is will this help in removing ‘floaters’ from the eyes i.e. the black spots that are visible due to tiny blood clots in the eye ball.
    2. for small children who will not hold their hands in any mudra pose …. can an adult hold their fingers in a particular mudra? is that beneficial ?

    Thanks in advance and I really appreciate that you patiently answers queries even 2 years after your initial post.

    warm regards,

    Ranjit

  320. Mahesh, In addition to Surya Mudra take Omega-3-fatty acid enriched food like walnuts, kidney beans, fish etc., vegetables like broccoli, celery, cauliflower etc., and citrus fruits to help you in reducing Triglycerides.

    Prasad, I mean that mudras are so convenient that can be done anywhere and anytime, but if you are suffering with certain problems, you can stop them after you got relief from the specific problem. But certain mudras like Gyana Mudra can be done for improved concentration. So you can continue the mudra until you get perfect concentration or even after getting it too, you can continue it. That’s up to you. But normally people do not do if they get relief from their problems.

  321. Tushar, Do Surya Mudra. Try these asanas: Pawanmuktasana (Free wind posture), Bhujangasana (Cobra pose), Dhanurasana (Upward bow pose) and Matsyasana (fish pose). Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation Exercises) also help you in tummy reduction.

    Arthur, I am happy to hear that you have got relief from wrist pain. Regarding eye problems continue Prana Muda for some more time. Also follow these natural remedies suggested in this article: http://healthmad.com/alternative/natural-remedies-for-eye-diseases/. For fatigue do Savasana and take fiber rich food and sprouts.

    Ranjith, trying Prana Mudra will cause no harm, but I am not sure about whether it is useful or not for blood clots in the eye as eye is a sensitive organ. Regarding children, I think there is no need to be done in cases of too small children ( if you want it is necessary for them you can hold their fingers relaxingly). For children above 5 years ask them to hold in a mentioned position. Though it is difficult for them to hold initially they will learn slowly.

  322. Hi Valli,

    As you rightly said, certain foods and surya mudra will reduce bad cholesterol & TG from the body but can surya mudra give rise to HDL which is good cholesterol or there\’s any other method ?

  323. Mahesh, Surya Mudra helps in reducing LDL. Eat foods that are rich in Omega-3-fatty acids and soluble fiber for increasing HDL cholesterol. Also do aerobic exercises.

  324. Thank you for sharing this very beneficial art. I work in occupational therapy with the geriatric population and see too many side effects of medications. I teach all who want to learn natural techniques to relieve discomfort and support the body without chemicals, and have seen amazing results. After practicing various types of energy work for 20 years, I have witnessed and experienced the benefits of this type of powerful work. I”m always excited to share it with people who are eager to take responsibility for their health and are so receptive to natural alternatives.

    Thank you, and Bless you.

  325. Thank you for sharing this very beneficial art. I work in occupational therapy with the geriatric population and see too many side effects of medications. I teach all who want to learn natural techniques to relieve discomfort and support the body without chemicals, and have seen amazing results. After practicing various types of energy work for 20 years, I have witnessed and experienced the benefits of this type of powerful work. I\”m always excited to share it with people who are eager to take responsibility for their health and are so receptive to natural alternatives.

    Thank you, and Bless you.

  326. i have a low voice to improove my voice culture suggest me a mudra

  327. Dear Valli,

    Im a regular follower of Mudras. To all the Mudra
    doers, please dont doubt it. Just do it. Yes. Just
    do it. When you change the way you look at things , things you
    look at change.

    There is a wonderful book written by Gertrud Hirschi named
    Yoga in your Hands. Its simple and great. Best of health to all.

    Ramanathan….shakthimantra@gmail.com

  328. Very Very Wonderful Information article Thanks for Sharing.

  329. Dear Valli,

    Thank you for your wonderful information it is very helpful.
    I am under a tremendous amount of stress right now, and I think is going to my stomach and intestines (mucus) is there a mudra for this?
    Thanks in advance.
    The best to you
    Sandra

  330. Respected Sir/MAdam
    I would like to know the reason for getting throt nerve twist while yawning.And has sever pain in troat and head.Any Mudra recommendetion.Kindly suggest remedy.It happens to my son while yawning sudden throat pain happens.H is unable to talk also.Please reply if anybody knows such cases.Thanks

  331. Farida | Aug 28, 2010 | Reply

    Respected Sir/MAdam
    I would like to know the reason for getting throat nerve twist while yawning.And has sever pain in throat and head.Any Mudra recommendetion.Kindly suggest remedy.It happens to my son while yawning sudden throat pain happens.H is unable to talk also.Please reply if anybody knows such cases.Thanks

  332. Rakesh, Varuna Mudra helps you.
    Sandra, Varuna Mudra and Gyan Mudra relieve your problem.
    Farida, try Vayu Mudra for your problem.
    Kathy, Ramanatham and Srbasu, thanks for your comments.

  333. Hi Valli,

  334. Hi Valli,
    I had cold and did linga Mudra for 10 mins or so. Cold had gone but I got dry cough and some sore throat too. What can i do for this?
    Also I would like to reduce my belly fat. Which mudra for that? Thanks.

  335. Mkarthikbe, try Vayu Mudra and Sankh Mudra for dry cough and sore throat. Surya Mudra is good for reducing belly fat.

  336. Dear Valli,

    I dont have any heart problems. But I started practising Apan Vayu Mudra for good heart. Sometimes I feel little pain (which lasts for few seconds) in my chest when doing mudra and normal times. is it ok to continue this mudra ?

    Can Linga mudra be done by kids? if yes, is there any minimum age?

    My mother undergone heart by pass surgery eight months back? can she also do Apan vayu Mudra ?

    Thanks for your great service

  337. Ravi, if you have pain particulary while doing Apana Vayu Mudra then stop doing. Instead of that try Vayu Mudra. Linga Mudra causes overheat, so there is no need to be done by children except they have severe cold or bronchial infections. It is not advisable for children below 3 years of age. While doing these mudras strictly follow the time limits. Your mother can do Apana Vayu Mudra.

  338. Hi Valli

    You suggested Gyan Mudra, Prithvi Mudra, Abhaya Mudra and Pran Mudra for bipolar.

    I am wondering how long I should practice them on a daily basis as a preventive measure?

    Also, the internet lists many ways to do Abhaya Mudra, would you let me know how to do it?

    Thanks, you provide an amazing service,

    Seth

  339. Hi Valli,

    This is an awesome site.. just now visited ur blog for first time while searching for mudras… Great job and keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If possible could u please write about mudras useful for getting pregnant… If u have any idea about them, kindly post the same.. we have remained childless since long… :-(

    Thanks n looking forward for ur response,
    Mrudula.

  340. Seth, you can do these as long as you can. See, there is no harm with these mudras if you follow the procedure and time duration correctly. In Abhaya Mudra palms face outwards and finger face upwards. Hand is raised to the shoulder level and arm should be slighlty bent.

  341. Mrudula, Varun Mudra, Prana Mudra and Prithvi Mudra solve your problem to some extent. Try these asanas also: Paschimottanasana, Janu Sirsasana, Baddha Konasana, Malasana, Supta Virasana, Dandasana, Matsyasana and
    Sarvangasana.

  342. Hi

    I am interested to know more about this.

  343. Hey paru… Did the paste that valli suggest work out…

  344. Vally, what mudras are useful for a child having speech, learning disability & attention problems.

  345. Hey Valli

    I have an interesting thing going on.

    A judgemental thought appears in my mind, and my solar plexus contracts almost instantly.

    It is like repressed anger, like I begin to get angry and then contraction!

    Sometimes it is ajust a little contraction, sometimes the mind starts spinning and it can go on for a whole hour.

    I use gyan mudra for peace throughtout the day, do you have a reccomendation for this solar plexus/judgement/pre-anger pheonomenom?

    Thanks,

    paul

  346. Hi Valli,

    My daughter 15, has milk/dairy allergies, she gets pain in stomach, growling. Is there a mudra to reduce this? Does shankha mudra help?

    Mahesh

  347. Ram, Gyan Mudra helps to some extent.

    Paul, In addition to Gyan Mudra try the following Mudra.
    Sit comfortably. Clench both your fists. Keep the right hand over the solar plexus while keeping the fist of left hand on the side of a body. After 10 minutes reverse the position of hands, i.e., keep the left hand over the solar plexus while keeping the fist of right hand on the side of a body.
    Colors have major impact on our health. Read the following article and do accordingly:
    http://healthmad.com/health/color-therapy/

    Mahesh, yeah, Shanka Mudra helps your daughter. Prana Mudra and Prithvi Mudra also help her.

  348. Hi Valli! I have the following problems.
    1. Irregular and fast heart beat especially after food.
    2. Get easily anxious.
    3. Phlegm after consuming food.
    4. Coarse voice and tend to cough if I talk louder. My throat gets sore when I talk more.
    5. Tend to take long breaths in between especially after food and while concentrating hard.
    6. numbness in hands and limbs
    7. 50% grey hair and grey beard already at the age of 40. I feel like I have aged very fast in the last 3-4 years.

    Can you suggest a holistic approach to solve these problems?

  349. hi…how u doing?
    1) are these mudras to be practised wit one or both hands? and is there any side effects in practising these mudras though you dont have the ailment?

    2) i have light fever since 2 months( headache sometimes), the blood test reveal no problem, dr. say headache could be because of low bp.

    which mudra do u suggest me to practise?
    thank u…pravin

  350. Baburavi, regular practice of Gyan Mudra relieves you from most of your problems. Apana Vayu Mudra is for heart and digestive problems. Linga Mudra is for phlegm. Vayu Mudra and Sankh Mudra for throat problems.
    For grey hair try this remedy: Take some raw amla and obtain the juice by a mixer/blender. Take the equal quantity of sesame oil (til ka tel) (take for example 10ml of amla juice, 10ml of sesame oil) and boil the amla juice in the oil until the essence of juice intricate into the oil. Then cool it and store it in an airtight container. Daily apply this to your hair.
    Do all these mudras one by one early in the morning, if not possible do in the evening. There is no need to do them on empty stomach.

  351. Pravin, you can practice these mudras with single hand or both the hands. There are no side effects as long as you follow the time duration and instructions specified in the article.

    Gyan Mudra and Mahasirs Mudra solve your problem. Do the Pranayama too for better results.

  352. Similar to the way acupressure works. No magic in mudras. The connectivity between the different parts of our body is used.

  353. Hello Valli,

    I have multiple sclerosis with many fairly severe probs like stomach gas/bloating/constipation, inflammation around mouth since a year that is itchy and oozes a fluid when I scratch it a lot, palpitations, tend to high BP, stiff movement, water retention in legs, etc. I am on ayurvedic medicine about a month that seem kind of slow and I am tired of suffering!! Can you please suggest some mudras for me? Also, is the mukula mudra a potent and complete healer among mudras? Are there any mudras to attract good luck and ward off bad luck?

    Thanks a lot.:)

  354. Hello Valli,

    Any mudras for weight loss?.

    Nice article! :)

  355. Mahamaya, mudras also work slowly but give perfect results. If you want immediate result use medicines for your problems. You are suffering from many problems and it will take a lot of time to relieve all your problems. There are no mudras for good luck and bad luck.

    Sheri, Surya Mudra solves your problem.

  356. Dear Valli,
    Thank you for your kind reply. I am taking many ayurvedic medicines as per my doctor’s advice. However, multiple sclerosis patients have numerous symptoms everyday. Even my doctor says mudras can help me as patients can’t take more and more medicines for awful symptoms that come and go. Mudras help to heal faster I feel.

    Currently, I have dizziness, palpitations, borderline high BP; apaan vayu mudra helps in it somewhat.

    Also, I have inflammation around mouth since a year that is itchy and oozes a fluid when I scratch it a lot, stiff movement, and water retention in legs. The leg swelling goes away after night sleep. This has been happening since 2 months.
    Please, please suggest some mudras for my distress.
    Thanks.

  357. Dear Valli

    Any mudra for trigger finger problem?

    thanks

  358. Dear Valli,

    I have been trying the mudras for a couple of days and would request you to clarify on the following:

    1. I sneeze every day morning. Would bhramara mudra and linga mudra help to relieve this. Should i try some other mudra.

    2. My skin develops rashes on hands, near the knees and on the stomach and chest. somtimes when it is hot. what mudra should i try

  359. hi valli,
    can mudras be practised during pregnancy.(surya mudra)
    i have hypothyroid problem, and also ovarian cyst.

    can u suggest some mudras??

  360. Mahamaya, practice Gyan Mudra and Apana Vayu Mudra.
    Try the following home remedry for the inflammation around the mouth. I read it in one of the ayurvedic websites.
    Take 5 leaves of jasmine and 5 leaves of guava and clean them. Chew thoroughly for some time and spit it after that. Don\’t swallow it. Daily do this for some days and observe if there is any improvement.

    Ron, Gyan Mudra can help. Writing and typing also help to solve the problem. Taking 20 to 30 drops of St. John\’s wort daily helps to cure the problem.

  361. Skumar, I think your symptoms are related to allergy, so try Varuna Mudra.

    Priya, you can practice them during pregnancy. Surya Mudra and Gyan Mudra solve your problem. Add vitamin C enriched food to your diet.

  362. Thanks a lot valli….
    Also i have chronic dry cough, maybe due to thyroid or allergy. I have been practising Surya Mudra and Shank Mudra. I think it helps a bit. Can you suggest any other Mudra pls.
    Thanks in advance…..

  363. Hi dear i dont have words to thank you enough.. i started practising the mudras you suggested some time back, i am so happy i have no complains what so ever since. hope lot of people will benefit reading your post. God bless you … shan

  364. Dear Valli, Thanks a lot.

    Mahamaya

  365. Priya, try Vayu Mudra and Bhramara Mudra also (Place the index finger in the fold of the thumb and the tip of the thumb on the side of the middle fingernail while the ring and little fingers are extended.) for your problems.

    Shan bala, I am very happy that you got benefit from mudras.

  366. Thanks a lot valli….
    I will practise the mudras… Thanks again…..

  367. Dear All,
    Thankyou Valli for writing this article. It is nice to see so many people taking interest in mudras. There are many books available in the market on Mudras. There are many books on google books also. One book that I have is written by Suman Chiplunkar and the name of the book is ” MUDRAS AND HEALTH PERSPECTIVES — AN INDIAN APPROACH “. I am sure those who are looking for scientific explanation will find answer here.

  368. Dear All,
    Thankyou Valli for writing this article. It is nice to see so many people taking interest in mudras. There are many books available in the market on Mudras. There are many books on google books also. One book that I have is written by Suman Chiplunkar and the name of the book is \” MUDRAS AND HEALTH PERSPECTIVES — AN INDIAN APPROACH \”. I am sure those who are looking for scientific explanation will find answer here.

  369. hi valli

    my brother used to keep his head wet throught the day on a daily basis and never let them dry.so he developed some fungal infection on his scalp and lost a lot of hair.he also got dandruff.

    please suggest the rightful mudras,& natural remedies, so that his infection and dandruff get cured and hair starts to regrow from bald patches.

  370. Dear Valli,
    Thanks a lot, My cough is now controlled. Also one more doubt. Is there any mudra for short sight and also for my ovarian cyst..
    Thanks a lot in advance…..

  371. Sunaina, applying curd with lemon juice or aloe vera gel or fenugreek seeds paste (Methi) solves your brother’s problem.

  372. Priya, you will see the improvement in your vision by doing Prana Mudra. Also follow these natural remedies suggested in this article: http://healthmad.com/alternative/natural-remedies-for-eye-diseases/
    Pranayma especially anuloma viloma is beneficial for ovarian cyst.

  373. the article is very useful. i am sharing this with as many people.
    i also send this link with my e-mail to all my friends.

  374. Thanks a lot valli. I will definitely try it……….

  375. Thanks Shubhangi for your support.

  376. dear Valli,

    i need help. my sister has acute psorasis. she has extreme dandruff and also cuts on her palms and sole of her feet. please advise what mudras needs to be done. this is almost there for almost 10-15 years.. have tried several medicines but not much help..

    jippan

  377. Jippan, Varuna Mudra and Vayu Mudra help your sister. Sun salutation exercises also help her, but they should be done early in the morning. Take one teaspoon wheat germ oil and castor oil and mix them into a cup of sunflower oil. Rub this oil on the affected areas to get relief.

  378. hi,
    Practice of Prana Mudra and Vyana Mudra (Fore finger and Middle finger tips should touch the tip of thumb and other two fingers should be held straight) gives immense benefits.

    When one is tired or exhausted with physical activities, doing Prana Mudra helps body regain strength and one will feel lively within 20 minutes of practice.

    Vyana Mudra will normalize Blood Pressure. One has to practice this minimum of 20 Minutes at a stretch on a daily basis to have healthy BP.
    This can be practiced even while lying on bed taking rest. This relaxes the body and mind.

    Please note that I practice these Mudras regularly and my experience is all positive.

    I club this with Pranayam (Indian Breathing exercise), Little of Yoga and Meditation to keep body, mind and soul healthy.

    So, I request all to practice Mudras and experience good health.

    Thank you.

  379. hi,
    Practice of Prana Mudra and Vyana Mudra (Fore finger and Middle finger tips should touch the tip of thumb and other two fingers should be held straight) gives immense benefits.

    When one is tired or exhausted with physical activities, doing Prana Mudra helps body regain strength and one will feel lively within 20 minutes of practice.

    Vyana Mudra will normalize Blood Pressure. One has to practice this minimum of 20 Minutes at a stretch on a daily basis to have healthy BP.
    This can be practiced even while lying on bed taking rest. This relaxes the body and mind.

    Please note that I practice these Mudras regularly and my experience is all positive.

    I club this with Pranayam (Indian Breathing exercise), Little of Yoga and Meditation to keep body, mind and soul healthy.

    So, I request all to practice Mudras and experience good health.

    Thank you.

  380. Hi,

    I am suffering from nose block problem since 2 months and i use otrivin every 12 hours to release my nose block. Please let me know if you can suggest me with any mudras to solve my problem, also let me know mudras and the minutes i need to do ?

  381. Hi!

    I have pain in my legs and entire legs’ swelling since 4 months.

    Please suggest some mudras to relieve the problem.

    Thanks.
    Raghu

  382. I think you are absolutely right. All medicine has one or the other side effects. But people dont even bother to check, they just take it blindly.

    I think this is great article, very informative. It shows that how much advance ancient science was.

  383. I want to find a mudra for pain in the muscles and lymphatic congestion… also to cure agorpahobia…….which mudras should I use, and can someone reply to me ?

  384. Thank you for all the help you giving to all the people in need,there s not to many persons like you,my question Vali is if I can perform all of this mudras while I am in bed,or when I am in a chair or do I have to be in a loto position,what is the right way to do it , thanks for your answer and god bless you

  385. Dear Valli

    Any mudra to help with alopecia? Many thanks.

  386. Savitha and Raghu, Surya Mudra helps you.

    Vid, thanks for your comment.

    Jane, Aakash Mudra and Gyan Mudra work for the problems mentioned by you.

    Louis, you can do these mudras in any of the position that is convenient for you.

    Ron, Prithvi Mudra and Prana Mudra solve this problem to some extent. Sarvangasana, Sirsasana and Vajrasana work for hair loss and damage. Protein rich diet helps in treating the condition. Check the natural remedies for alopecia in several websites.

  387. Immensely impressed by this article. This is some knowledge that should be known to the entire world but very few are aware of it.

  388. i ve a kind of knuckle psoriasis.. this attacks most of the obese people i their elbows,fingers,ankle n knee.. is there any mudhras to overcome from this?

  389. i ve kind of knuckle psoriasis.. it attacks most of the obese people i their elbow,fingers, knee n ankle joints… pls tel any mudhra to overcome that…

  390. Niranjana, Varun Mudra and Vayu Mudra help your problem.

  391. Hi valli,
    How are you doing? thank you so much for your response. from last 15 days i’m practising,apana mudra,gyan mudra,prithvi mudra.is saman mudra helpfull for digestion?can i take intervals between saman mudra.my fingers hurts really bad,5min after mudra practising.i have lot of toxins in my body.
    Thanks

  392. Shan, Saman Mudra is also beneficial for digestive problems. Yeah, you can take intervals while practicing Mudras.

  393. Dear valli,
    Amazing work you are doing of helping people to get rid of there ailments, i have a health problem too, i am a woman in my thirtys and i have three fibroids ,though not very big ,but they are causing immense discomfort through spotting and irregular periods, i have read your page and have started doing maha sacal mudra as you have described, can you guide me about the duration of yoni mudra and any other mudra that can help me?
    thankyou,
    sadia

  394. Dear valli,
    Amazing work you are doing of helping people to get rid of there ailments, i have a health problem too, i am a woman in my thirtys and i have three fibroids ,though not very big ,but they are causing immense discomfort through spotting and irregular periods, i have read your page and have started doing maha sacal mudra as you have described, can you guide me about the duration of yoni mudra and any other mudra that can help me?
    thankyou,
    sadia

  395. Dear valli,
    Amazing work you are doing of helping people to get rid of their ailments, i have a health problem too, i am a woman in my thirtys and i have three fibroids in my uteres ,though not very big ,but they are causing immense discomfort through spotting and irregular periods, i have read your page and have started doing maha sacal mudra since last few days, as you have described,. Can you guide me about the duration of yoni mudra and any other mudra that can help me too?
    thankyou,
    sadia

  396. Sadia aapi, Regular practice of Surya Mudra, Maha Sacral Mudra, Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) and Gomukhasana (Cow face pose) help you in relieving all types of menstrual problems. Also try Ashwini Mudra and Anuloma Viloma Pranayama.

  397. Dear Valli,
    thankyou very much for your immediate and very helpful response.

  398. you don’t have to believe it simply try it (costs nothing but some minutes of your time for a few days!) and if it works you have your proof right there – in your hands, literally! why are you desperate for someone else to give you proof when you can try it right and right now?

  399. I am interested in using the Linga Mudra for asthma – however the web site says not to do it for too long. Could u please give an indication of how long is OK – eg – 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes??

    Also how many times in a day is OK? Being a chronic sufferer since a few years, can I expect a complete cure with the mudra. If yes, how long before the cure is complete? In
    the meantime, I am using broncho dilators. Will I be able to
    stop using those & how should I do that?

    Thank u.

    Anjana

  400. Anjana, Bronchial Mudra is beneficial for asthma. Check the procedure and duration of this Mudra at http://healthmad.com/alternative/mudras-again-eight-more-mudras-for-health-benefits/

    In addition to Bronchial Mudra, if you want to do Linga Mudra follow the above said rules strictly. Start practicing it for 2 minutes once a day at initial stages. After one week do it twice a day, if you have no problem with it.

    Getting results varies with each person. I think it takes a long time for you to see the results since you are a chronic sufferer. So use medicines or broncho dilators along with Mudras. Don’t get disappointed, you will see the betterment as days pass by. Slowly stop the medicines on alternative days and observe for betterment. You can stop them completely if you find no symptoms or problems when you stopped the medicines.

  401. Thank u ever so much for the prompt response. U have suggested I do the Bronchial Mudra – I just looked it up – it mentions it is for acute attacks of bronchial asthma – since I am on broncho dilators, I don’t suffer from acute attacks – in this case, do u think it may be preferable for me to try Asthma Mudra?

    Re: Linga Mudra – my sister, who is actively doing Mudras has informed me that Linga mudra is not advisable for people with stomach ulcers or acidity. I have been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis since 1999. It is completely under control with allopathic medication. I am also more recently diagnosed as having Reflux for which I am taking allopathic medicine. Before hearing from my sister, I had already tried Linga Mudra 2-3 times very briefly yesterday & did not feel any ill effects. Now I am wondering if I should or should not do it?

    My sister taught me Shankha Mudra 4 days ago – I began doing it for 40 minutes 3 days ago – I was truly *amazed* as after just 1 session, my throat which has been feeling very rough & the voice v.croaky since a few years, improved considerably. Hence I got inspired to try the mudras for other problems – it’s really WOW!

    THANK U!

    Anjana

  402. Anjana, Bronchial Mudra is recommended for your problems, even though you are using broncho dilators. Prana Mudra and Prithvi Mudra are beneficial for Ulcerative Colitis. Whenever you have severe problems do Linga Mudra. Otherwise do the above three mudras for your problems. Poses like easy pose, cat pose and wind relieving pose are helpful or Reflux. Take apples, bananas, cabbage, carrots, almonds, honey and green tea regularly for reducing the symptoms of Reflux.

  403. Thank u for your latest recommendations. Please can u advise if the recommended Mudras will help dry & sensitive mouth & throat – I am very sensitive to the the slightest minimal chillies or even things like the little juice that reaches the throat when I chew fresh pomegranate. Can I continue Shankha Mudra to help my voice which is feeling better after I began Shankha Mudra?
    Thanks. Anjana

  404. @Anjana, yeah, continue Shankha Mudra.

  405. Hi Valli,

    Thanks for this informative article. My grandad also used to practice meditation with mudras and lived more than 90 healthy years!
    I came across your article while looking for a cure through mudras, for receding gums. I am a pitta-vaat constitution. More of pitta. Could you please suggest a mudra to reverse receding gums?

    Thanks.

  406. Hi Valli,

    Thanks for this informative article.
    I came across it while looking for a cure through mudras, for receding gums. I am a pitta-vaat constitution. More of pitta. Could you please suggest a mudra to reverse receding gums?

    Thanks.

  407. Hi Valli,

    I have been diagonised for ITP (Platelet disorder). Its Chronic and no reason/root cause known for the same(so they call it idiopathic). Please suggest the mudra to be practised for this.

    Thanks.

  408. Hi Valli,
    Please suggest Mundra and any thing relevant for teating tongue cancer.

    Thanks.

  409. hi mam,

    what about TADAGI mudras, can u tell that mudras ’s special

  410. Knitoncrochet, there are some natural remedies for your problem. The best solution is, do oil pulling with fine quality sesame seed oil early in the morning for one year. Brushing with the root of Chirchira (prickly flower) is beneficial for your problem.

  411. Anu, Aloe vera juice and wheat grass juice help to solve your problem. Take 10ml with water daily once on empty stomach. Taking small cup of beetroot juice daily twice also help you.

  412. Shankar, Sheetali pranayama and drinking a tablespoon of bitter gourd twice daily help in relieving the symptoms of tongue cancer.

  413. Mohanbabu, Tadagi Mudra is good for digestive and respiratory systems. You can check over the net for procedure and other details.

  414. Hello Valli,

    Is there a mudra for eczema? Thanks for your help.

    cherry

  415. Heelo Valli, please ignore my previous post. I found the answer.

  416. Dear Valli,
    I have an injury around my wrist 1 1/2 inches below the knuckle of the index finger. I am currently practicing Vayu and Poorna Gyan mudra. They seem to be helping. I’m wondering whether you can recommend any others?
    seth

  417. useful article.Is there any mudhra for curing Anal Fistula(Powthram)?

  418. Seth, continue same mudras for complete healing. Also practice Urdhva Baddhanguliyasana and Urdhva Hastasana.

    Abarna, Prithvi Mudra helps to some extent in curing anal fistula. Asanas like uttan Padasana, Pavanmuktasana, Vajrasana and Pranayama cure the condition effectively. Fiber rich diet, fruit juices and enough water help in alleviating the pain.

  419. Dear valli,
    few months back you told me about maha sacral mudra for irregular menstruation, i have been doing it for last three months and have benefitted tremendously , thanks a lot.
    My mother has been diagnosed with osteoporosis and has difficult walking and standing and also her bone density is very low as per the performed test,can you suggest mudras for increasing bone density and curing osteoporosis respectively
    thankyou
    sadia

  420. Sadia, I am happy about your improvement. Prithvi Mudra is beneficial for your mother. Milk, soy, almond milk, sesame seeds and dandelion tea are some recommended foods for treating osteoporosis.

  421. what is the mudra for diabetes acharya vikramaditya has given one on youtube but cant decipher it please give detailed instruction on hwo to do thsi mudra for diabetes

  422. what an asshole. if you dont like it,, dont look at it again. theres no need to put down other people’s beliefs. i bet you’ve never even tried this before to know if it works or not.

  423. Joy, Prana Mudra and Apana Mudra are beneficial for diabetes. Check the article for duration and procedure.

  424. hiii valli…i’m 22yr old housewife…i’m experiencing hair loss from 2yrs…plzz tell me a powerful mudra to stop hair loss & grow lustrous hair…i have tried alot of remedies…but none worked well….u r my last hope..plzzz understand my problem…

  425. Sindhu, Prithvi Mudra and Prana Mudra are useful for growing thick and long hair. In addition to these Mudras take protein rich diet.

  426. Hi Valli,
    I am now 8 months pregnant now. I heard for Painless Normal Delivery Apan Mudra should be done after the completion of 8 months. My 8th month has started 2 days back. Please suggest me will Apan Mudra help me to undergo Painless normal delivery and how to do it?

  427. Hi Valli,

    Please explain me in detail with picture to do Apan Mudra. should I keep hands down or up?

  428. Vani, yeah, Apana Mudra helps you. Check the procedure in the article. Keeping your hands up helps you do the mudra with ease.

  429. deear sir,
    i want to know about the gyan mudra and vyan mudra. what is the maximum time for gyan mudra and vyan mudra..

  430. Harshal Salvi, check the article for procedure and time duration.

  431. It is really effective for health to keep sound please try it and keep sound.

  432. hi valli, i am chandran. i am lost half my hair what mudras should i practise. also i have bleeding gums.

  433. Chandan, Prithvi Mudra and Prana Mudra, Sarvangasana, Sirsasana and Vajrasana work for hair loss and damage.

  434. the article was very informative and helpfull…. thanks for the info…. :)

  435. whether Apana Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Heart) will recover blockages in the heart ??
    If so, howmany days we need to practice Apana Vayu Mudra to get the recovery from heart blockages??

  436. Kishore, Apana Vayu Mudra cures all types of heart problems including blockages. The recovery time depends on the situation i.e. for chronic problems it takes longer time.

  437. the article was very importunate and help full———- thank u very much……….. My problem memory loss but helping me (Gyan Mudra)

  438. Hi Valli, this is a very enlightening article and I have been reading and following for the past week or so. My father is suffering from extreme incontinence due to weak bladder muscles. Will Maha sacral mudra help his condition? Is there anything else that he can try?

  439. Gee, Maha Sacral Mudra, Aswini Mudra, Apana Mudra and sun salutation exercises help your father.

  440. Hi Valli,

    I started doing Apan Mudra .Steps are
    Sit in Padmasana (lotus pose) or cross legged on a yoga mat or in a straight backed chair (in case you can not squat on the floor).
    Bring together the thumbs, the middle fingers, and the ring fingers of both the hands, keeping the index fingers and the little fingers extended. Place the hands on to your lap.

    thumb, the middle finger, and the ring finger brought together is facing upwards . Is that correct? or It should be face downwards.

  441. Vani, you can check the procedure in the article. You can keep your hands upwards or downwards as per your convenience.

  442. valli previously when i asked u mudra for hair..u suggested me prithvi & prana mudras…i jst hv a doubt…is it possible to grow lost hair in any case…

  443. @Sindhu, definitely you will see the improvement. Take protein rich diet for faster results.

  444. dear sir,
    namaskar,
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE ARTICLES , IT VERY USEFUL FOR THEM WHO REALLY DISCOVERING TO THIS FIELD ..I BASICALLY YOGA TEACHER AND MY FOLLOWERS FOLLOW WHAT I TEACH THEM, SO IT SO IMPORTANT WHAT IS TRUE TO IMPROVE THEM .

  445. Dear Valli,
    Salute to what you did to help People. Especially in answering all the questions.
    I am a 63 old lady, have a neck & weist pain, in the morning if i get up, all my body feel pain. I am doing yoga on & off. I can also do head-stand, but I need wall to support. Are there any mudra can help to get off from these pain.
    Thank you so much & I am highly appreciate for your amazing job.

  446. Dear Valli,
    Sorry, I am back, I forgot to ask one more problem I have. If I catch cold or my body is not fit, then pain also attacks the gum of one of my teeth which has the filling. Or I can say toothache.
    Please help me in this. Thanks again & again.
    GBU Always

  447. Ing, Gyan Mudra, Chin Mudra (touch the base of the thumb with the index finger and press it with the thumb while the other three fingers remained straight) and Vayu Mudra are beneficial for your problems. Try these home remedies mentioned in the following article: http://healthmad.com/health/home-remedies-for-dental-problems/

    If you have cold try Linga Mudra to get relief.

  448. Dear Valli,
    I really dont know how toThank you for your Kind Reply. May I ask you for my husband? He is 60 year old man. He has prostate problem, no pain, but when he passes his urine, the speed of the urine is slow. He went to doctor, he gave 2 kind of medicines, but when he takes one of those , he gets dizziness, and also his blood pressure becomes low. Doctor said that these medicines have to be taken the whole of his life, or take the operation with some risk.
    I am trying to help him perhaps if any of those mudra can help, or if necessary, what kind of asanas in yoga he should do.
    Thanks again & again for your Kind Great Help.
    GBU

  449. Ing, let your husband practice Maha Sacral Mudra (join the tips of two little fingers while two ring fingers touch the tips of thumbs for 3 minutes and join the tips of two ring fingers while the two little fingers touch the tips of thumbs for 3 minutes. This mudra can be done for two to three times daily until to get relief from the problem. Let him also do Linga Mudra, Varuna Mudra and Rudra Mudra (touch the tips of index finger and ring finger together on top of the tip of thumb while the remaining two fingers stretched) for low blood pressure and Surya Mudra for dizziness. Asanas like Vajrasana, Nauka Sanchalanasana and Supta Padangusthasana are beneficial for him.

  450. hi valli, please help me…….
    i am suffering with piles from last 15 days…the article shows apana mudra will cures piles.. howmany days do i need to dothe mudra…..please help me, and how much time do i need to do the mudra.. doctor gave me medicines but did not get any relief. plese suggest me ….

  451. Hi Valli, I’m just another user trying to look for a solution to a problem which could not be diagnosed by medical specialists. My right forefinger gets rigid and swollen often in the mornings and sometimes lasts the entire day. I have pain in my knuckles – a different one each time which lasts for a period of time. Some finger joints get painful sometimes. My knee hurts once in a while when I fold them. I have a positive rheumatoid factor but every other analysis negative for rheumatoid arthritis.When my symptoms were very strong, I was prescribed very strong medicines which definitely reduced my symptoms but gave me a lot of liver problems. Now the symptoms are on and off. My mother thinks it is vayu travelling from one place to another. The last specialist prescribed an immune system modifying drug in spite of not being able to diagnose my problem. I have refused to take it as my sufferings from the previous medicine’s side effects were a lot more painful than my real problem. What can I practice? I have already started the ‘vayu’ mudra- practicing it in front of the tv. I can hold it for even 45 minutes continuously as it doesn’t bother me (if it is advisable). What else can I do? I’m taking in a lot of turmeric and garlic in my food.
    Thank you for your patience,
    regards,
    arch

  452. Hi valli, thanks for ur great article. i have some problems, please help me in solving the problems.

    i have thyroid problem from last 4 years. and i am taking medicine daily. can u tell me any mudra for that.

    and i have piles (hemmorroid ) problem . can you please suggest me any mudra.

    and i have acne on my face. mostly on chin. i used some medicines. but when ever i stop the medicine it appears again. i lost all my hopes. really i am worrying a lot with that acne. u r my last hope. can u please suggest me any mudra for the acne.

    and can u suggest me any mudra to reduce my post pregnancy belly.

    thanks in advance for ur favour…

  453. Hey I am 26 years old and have irregular periods…i hv tried many medicines Bt once I stop th medication it again gets irregular…I wana plan a baby soon Bt Coz of this irregularity its difficult to predict th ovulation period…kindly suggest th mudra…

  454. Sree, Apana Mudra cures piles. Do it until to get complete result. Also take a ripen guava daily before go to bed. Keep water in a copper vessel in the night and drink it early in the morning.

  455. Archana, continue the mudra until to get the result.

    Jyothi, Surya Mudra and Prithvi Mudra are beneficial for your problems. Also try the remedies mentioned to Sree for treating hemorrhoids.

    Nams, Maha Sacral Mudra treats your condition. Also practice Trikonasana, Bhujangasana, Surya Namaskar and Pranayama.

  456. Thanks valli for your reply. and how can i do the Apana mudra , i mean on sitting position or standing position. and how will be our mind and thoughts while doing the mudras.

  457. Sree, you can do it in your convenient position. Of course, if you can control your mind by observing breath or something while doing these mudras, it is good; but there is no need.

  458. Hi i have miniere’ disease and ringing in the ear for 2 yrs. i have stopped alopathy medicine as i want to try for baby and it was increasg my weight. i am taking ginko biloba as of now for it.is there any cure,it will be of grt help if there is any mudra fpr it.i am almost desperate for cure,i just want it to stop.pls help.

  459. Preeti, Asanas like Malasana, Halasana, Parvatasana, Simhasana, Vrikshasana and Anuloma Viloma Pranayama are beneficial for your condition. Don’t worry, do these regularly to get complete relief.

  460. 1.should i do this mudras on right hand or on both same time
    2.Please which mudras the best for Hypothyroid-my girl only 18 and she already on hormons for 1 year

    thanks

  461. Like, you can do mudras either with single hand or with both the hands as per your convenience. Surya Mudra, Linga Mudra and Gyan Mudra are for beneficial for hypothyroidism.

  462. vali
    thanks
    how long and how often she need to do mudras with her conditions (hypothyroid)

    thanks again

  463. my girl has a Adenohypophysis (and as a result of that- hypothyroid )

    what the best mudras to help this this problem first
    thaks a lot

    and also- i did some mudras to stay regular- i don’t now HOW but it works

    can i get name of this mudras

    thanks

  464. Like, as I specified earlier, Surya Mudra, Linga Mudra and Gyan Mudra are for beneficial for your girl. You should follow the specific duration mentioned in the article. Practicing one or two times daily is enough.

  465. hai valli,

    thanks for ur article. keep posting useful articles like this.

    Can u suggest any mudras for acid reflux ?

    thanks in advance.

  466. keep going valli ! nice article

    is there any mudras that can be practised for cold for my 3yrs old child?

    if the child doesn’t do can we press those points?

    your suggestion please.

    thanks a lot.

  467. Ramesh, Prana Mudra, Apana Mudra and Prithvi Mudra are helpful for acid reflux.

  468. Murugan, Linga Mudra is beneficial for cold. If your child is unable to hold the specific position, you can hold his fingers relaxingly; but follow the duration and other points mentioned for the mudra strictly.

  469. Hi

    Great info.

    My child 10 years old is suffering from Muscular dystrophy. Which mudra is be advisable for her. Thanks

  470. Selvie, it is so sad that your kid is suffering from muscular dystrophy. Gyan Mudra and Prithvi Mudra are beneficial for her. Asanas like Padmasana, Tadasana, Trikonasana and Parvatasana also help her.

  471. Thank you Valli

    God Bless you. I really appreciate it.

  472. you need to begin the practice as explained to derive result., with out testing u do not pass judgements sir ji

  473. Hey is there anY mudra to increase sperm count…it’s very urgent..I’m planning to hv a baby Bt due to low sperm count unable…

  474. tnx alot for the article valli…do v hav to practice with both hands at the same time?

  475. @saheli, you can do it.

  476. Hi,
    Your article is very nice.
    I practice gyan mudra.but have a query,whether can i practice both the Gyan Mudra and Vayu Mudra?
    or is there any rule that both of these mudras cannot be practised simultaneously?

    -ABHAY

  477. Abhay, you should do both the mudras one after another to get the complete benefit of each mudra.

  478. Hi valli

    I have short sightedness and a very thin body. I want to improve my vision and gain some weight in the form of good muscle and fat. Which mudra should i do ?
    From what i read, i should do pran mudra?
    Is there any other mudra i should do and in what order?
    thank u so much

  479. Siva, Prithvi Mudra and Prana Mudra solve your problems. Also check out my article for improving vision:
    http://healthmad.com/alternative/natural-remedies-for-eye-diseases

  480. Dear Valli,

    My wife has been suffering from excessive sweating since her childhood through out the year, mainly on foot/legs, palms. She gets embarrassed to walk even in our own home bare foot, being helpless when someone asks her to hold things, etc. Used Ayurvedic and Homeo medicine for years together without any benefit. It gets worse in summer. Could you please suggest a Mudra that can cure or provide relief to her problem?

    Thank you for your time,
    Jyothy

  481. Jyothy, Prithvi Mudra, Vyan Mudra and Jalodar Nashak or Jal-shaamak Mudra (Place the little finger on the base of the thumb and press it with thumb while the remaining three fingers are stretched) are beneficial for the problem mentioned by you.

  482. Dear Valli

    I am a vivid reader of your articles and did practice some of the mudras. Must admit that it helps. Appreciate that you share this great knowledge for the benefit of others. My husband is 56yrs old and is suffering from hypertension, excess weight, and kidney since past 15 years at the moment he is under medication but has been told that he will have to continue for life on the same. All these medications have taken a toll. Can you suggest mudras to help him come out of this situation.
    Flossy

  483. Dear Valli

    This in continuation to the above, my husband is also suffering from actue knee pain. The doctor has mentioned that it could be because of a nerves being twisted and they will automatically ease out. He does smoke and into tinned food and aerated drinks too. He is not able to stop himself from unhealthy eating habits. Request your help urgently. Regards, Flossy

  484. Margaret, thanks for your appreciation. Let your husband practice the following mudras one by one regularly:

    * Akash Mudra, Vyan Mudra, Apana Vayu Mudra and Prana Mudra for hypetension
    * Surya Mudra for excess weight
    * Apana Mudra and Apana Vayu Mudra for kidney problems and
    * Vayu Mudra for knee pain.

  485. Dear Valli
    As I am suffering from dry joints for many years tried many
    sort of products but non of them is working. All joints of my
    body becomes very stiff…COULD YOU PLEASE ADVICE ME
    WHAT MUDRA SHOUD I DO TO PREVENT THIS

    Regards

    Chandra

  486. Chandra, Vayu Mudra helps you a lot.

  487. Thanks a lot for sharing precious knowlege. Thank You :)

  488. Dear Valli,

    Thank you so much for the prompt response to my earlier queries. My dad is suffering from Gingivitis. He suffered from Herpes 5 years ago and since 2 years has acute pain in his right upper jaw and the forehead due to overlapping of nerves just from where the herpes had started. He is under medication for the same, but sometimes the pain is so serve that medicines do not help. Please suggest which mudra will help him. Thanks.

  489. Margaret, Apana Vayu Mudra, Surya Namaskar (sun salutation exercises) and Sheetali Pranayama are beneficial to your dad.

  490. Dear Valli,

    Thanks once again for sharing so very freely your knowledge. I did pass on your advice to my dad, however regarding Surya Namaskar, he says he finds it difficult to do the 3rd, 5th, 6th n 8th salutation. Also the doctor has advised him not to do them as he has heart problem and has under gone angioplast 11 years ago. He is 81years of age. Kindly advice.

  491. really interesting.

  492. Dear Valli,

    Wanted to know if there is any mudra for varicose viens. I suffer from the same very badly, how long do I have to continue doing them?. Thanks

  493. Margaret, let him practice Apana Vayu Mudra (it is easy to do and good for heart. Moreover it is beneficial for his other problems too).

    Flossy, Prithvi Mudra and Apana Vayu Mudra are good for varicose veins. Practice them till you get complete recovery. Check the article for procedure and time duration.

  494. Thank you Valli

  495. Dear Valli,
    I am touched by your knowledge, simplicity, generosity and compassion you show to all. Thank you for the same. I sincerely hope that the entire universe benefit by this science to create a wonderful world of happiness and love as a fall out. I do need some clarifications from you on the following :
    1) The benefits of mudras do overlap – how do we identify which one will work for us? There are times we would like to help someone by suggesting these mudras and it would take sometime for them to directly interact with you, in such cases will the mudra backfire?
    2) Time duration – when you mention no particular time duration and one can practice it according to their time is that we can practice it any length of time and any time of the day? For the working class, we are busy in the morning leaving for work and in the evenings we are busy settling our homes. Mid afternoon during lunch hour/after lunch we do find sometime, would it be okay then to practice the same and how effective will it be. I understand wherever you have mentioned a time span we are strictly to abide by the same like in case of Vayu, Akash, Hakini etc.
    3) For a beginner if we are advised say about 3 to 4 mudras, we tend to forget practicing them in an order, like say I will begin with Gyan for 3 mins then go on to Prithvi mudra for 4 mins, afer a break do the Shunya mudra for 3 mins then come back to Prithvi or Gyan. Is this fine or should we follow some discipline.
    4) What is the mimimum time one should practice a mudra at a stretch for it to be effective?
    Thanks once again!

  496. Dear Valli,

    In continuation with the above, I have few more questions.
    5)How long do we continue these mudras, till we feel that the aliments no more exits? If they cease to be there than is it that the illness is completely eradicated?
    6)What are the mudras we have to do on daily basis to have a healthy mind, body (a toned and flexible one) and soul and when you mention morning and evening- which is the best time than upto what time in the mornings and between what time is it best in the evenings.
    7)Which mudra or any other means will help in doing away with the fat tyers /pockets round our body specially at the side of the chest and stomach
    8)Mudra to help in giving up smoking and excess craving of sweets and fatty foods
    9)I notice that my weight fluctuates every single day i.e I could weigh 72.400 today and tomorrow I could weight 73.900 the very next day measured at the same time before having breakfast. What could be the reason and how do I handle this situation?
    Please help. Thanks.

  497. Margaret, Thanks for your appreciation.

    1) Mudras take time to show their result. But you will observe a gradual improvement in your body if they are working for you. And mudras will in no way give any negative results.

    2) You can practice these mudras whenever and wherever you want. Yes, there should be a proper time span but it can be broken into sessions of five minutes.

    3) There is no need for an order to practice these mudras. That is one of the best things with mudras.

    4) Five minutes should be enough.

    5) Yes, till you are sure that you are free from your ailments (you will be ridden from your symptoms).

    6) Gyan mudra gives peace to mind and strengthens your body. Practicing it before bed helps you sleep well.

    7) Gyan mudra and Surya mudra

    8) Again Gyan mudra because it helps improve the ability of mind.

    9) This may be because your machine has a problem or there could be some other error. If its real you might want to consult a doctor immediately.

  498. can we hold mudra while walking and jogging. is there any specific mudra for HIV and cancer pts.\

  499. Sandeep, You can practice Mudras by sitting, standing or lying on bed whenever and wherever you have time. There are no specific Mudras for HIV and cancer.

  500. Dear Valli & Sandeep,
    I heard about the gayatri mudra sequence is for cancer and serious diseases. But I have no experience with this sequence.
    Sincerely,
    John

  501. Dear Valli

    Dhanyavada for such useful inormation.

    regards
    rohan

  502. Dear Valli

    My dad does the Apana Vayu Mudra to specially help him with the acute pain he has for a continuous period of 3 to 5 days because of the nerve problem he suffer due to Herpes. However most of the time there is temporary relief the moment he does the mudra, but Apana Vayu Mudra has time limit, hence he is afraid to continue the same. Can he exceed the time limit as it helps him, is there another mudra that will help him and he did like to know if he sincerely practices the mudra for whatever time you suggest, will he be free from this pain. Please help. Thanking you.

  503. Hello Mr. Valli,

    I am suffering from hypothyoridism which was diaganosed in the month of May 2012, can you please suggest me which type of mudra should i practice and how long will it take to cure this problem permanently and also let me know is there any possibility to redevelop the disease after stopping the mudra’s practice.

    Kindly answer all my questions asap

  504. Margaret Emmanuel, you should not exceed the time limits for mudras. If your dad feels relaxed with Apana Vayu Mudra, let him practice the mudra for 5 to 6 times by breaking down the total time duration whenever he can. Ask him to practice Gyan Mudra also since it is good for overall body health as well as for mind. It has no specific duration so he can do it for his relaxation.

    Rashmi, Surya Mudra, Linga Mudra and Gyan Mudra are for beneficial for hypothyroidism. Practice them until you get complete recovery from the symptoms or condition. Mudras are not medicines but natural methods; so there is no chance of redeveloping the condition after you stopped.

  505. hi valli. how u doing?

    i know mudras work, i do it often. i have a serious query.iam scared to practise these, because it reacting in a good or bad way im not sure.i hav noticed i gt headache and eyes tired whn i do mudras,

    let me expln u this.. recently i practised prana mudra i gt my tooth gum swelling wit pain(upper left end) the same place every time i practise prana mudra. and i have also noticed this pain and swelling also goes when u do apan vayu mudra.
    i have palpitations too now a days let me tell u that.is it bcse of mudras?

    and now i have a new problem, my back just below my left shoulder,l feel tingling,weakness or with rare pain(wotevr it is i cannot explain bettr) is it nerves or any organs valli? because of all these i have reduced doing mudras to 2 to 3 min.
    theres a strange fruity smell whn i do for somtime, it stays on for somtime and it goes.. is fruity smell bad for health?

    plz answer me, thx regards.

  506. your website is really useful one, and also we can ask any questions regarding mudras to you. ——– Thankyou so much.

  507. Prashant, I have never heard the symptoms mentioned by you from anybody doing mudras. However, my sincere advise for you is not to practice them as you are having adverse effects.

    Vivek, thanks for your appreciation.

  508. Thanks For the Really Good and Descriptive Article…I Have Practised Gyan Mudra Regulary.. and I Feel Energy is flowing from my Fingers..

    And I suggest other people to do so…
    Thanks again!!

  509. wow great read

  510. Dear Valli,

    Any Idea about Meao Mudra for having optimal Blood Pressure?

    Regards

    V Vaidhyanathan

  511. @ Vaidhya, yes, I know some people who are practicing this Mudra to keep their blood pressure under check.

  512. Dear Valli,

    is there by any chance some mudra to strengthen knees and bones in general? (cause of pain – high sports activity, much weighlifting and also running on the hard surface)

    I have always been a very healthy person, but due to the high level of sport activities and a somewhat stressful lifestyle, I have started to experience the pain in my right knee.

    My both legs are still very strong, and I thought that it is only temporary, but it is causing me more and more problems and I started to feel a light pain even when I walk.

    I will visit the doctor anyway in the following days, but I wanted to check if you might have any advice about this. Anything that comes to mind would be of help, since I have experienced great results from your mudras and your article opened my eyes in many ways.

    Warm regards,
    M

  513. i am having Ovarian Cyst any mudra for this

  514. i am 30 year old lady and having Ovarian Cyst and my weight is 35 kg only any mudra for this

  515. M, Makarasana, Trikonasana and Tadasana are beneficial for you.

    Hilary, Anuloma Viloma Pranayama and Maha Sacral Mudra solve your problem.

  516. valli,

    I am thankful beyond words
    I will put them to the rigorous test and work with dedication

    I will let you know how everything went.

    Regards

  517. Can you please suggest Mudra to control hair fall?

  518. Shaila, Prithvi Mudra and Prana Mudra are useful for growing thick and long hair. In addition to these Mudras take protein rich diet. Sarvangasana, Sirsasana and Vajrasana also work for hair loss and damage.

  519. Thank you so very much, Valli. God Bless you!

  520. Pl help me.
    (1) My mother has HIGH BP. to treat that, she was being given BP medicine, which gave EDEMA . So She was also given Ditide & Lasix for 10 months now…..due to which she developed URINARY INCONTINENCE(low bladder control)…embarrased with it, her Hypertension,palpitation,headache is increased.
    Recently it was understood that EDEMA was side-effect of BP medicine… Pl guide as to can Mudras help in following ailments & how she can practice
    (1) Hypertension (high BP)
    (2) edema
    (3) Urinary incontinence
    ALso after years of HYPERACIDITY, I have also developed chronic HEMORRHOIDS (BLEEDING PILES)…any spicy even a bit becomes a cause. PL guide me 4 my mother & myself…..I will be really greatful to you.
    waiting eagerly for you guidance, with regards

  521. Hemaraj, check my other article “Mudras Again: Eight More Mudras for Health Benefits” for answer to your problems.

  522. wonderful and easy to practice for good health and happy life

  523. mudras are useful n m njoying n getting benefits……..feeling energetic n active by practising it fr last 1 mnth….
    prerna

  524. respected sir/madam
    About 6 mnths ago i slipped n due to that my disc has been dislocated n hip n tail bones are hit… presesntly i cnt stand or sit for longer hours… M having shiatica pain in my right leg n also having pain in neck…Due to bed rest i have gained weight nd want to lose it…I m even practising mudras for last 1 mnth bt i need to get proper guidance…. kindly give mee solutions to cure my prblms…. nd i request u to b quick…
    prerna

  525. Prerna, practice Gyan Mudra, Surya Mudra, Vayu Mudra and Apana Vayu Mudra for the problems mentioned by you.

  526. thankew sooo much for a good advise…. :)

    prerna….. :)

  527. Dear Valli,

    I am in mid-30s and diagnosed with disc bulge in C5-C6 and C6-C7, disc protrusion of L4-L5 with degeneration. I would like to seek your opinion on mudras that I should follow to relieve the pain and strengthen the spinal cord.

    I would appreciate your opinion on the Meru mudra given at http://healbymudra.wordpress.com/2010/05/22/uses-of-meru-mudra/

    Regards,
    Venu

  528. dear valli,
    my father is suffering from cynocytis. plsszz.. give ur opinion on how it can be cured vid d help of mudras….
    and also tel methods to improve good cholestrol rate..
    regards.. prerna…

  529. respected sir/madam
    contd with the above i also want to share the prblm of my mother dat shes havingjoint pain problem, gap in knees, also having high blood pressure prblm…plzz give mee suggestions to cure her prblms..i’ll be thankful to u …n plzz rply fast…

    regards…prerna

  530. Dear Valli,

    My 5 year nephew is suffering from mild Autism/ADHD. Is Jnana mudra helpful in improving his condition? Could you suggest any other mudras to treat these conditions?

  531. Dear Valli,

    My 5 year nephew is suffering from mild Autism/ADHD. Is Jnana mudra helpful in improving his condition? Could you suggest any other mudras to treat these conditions?

  532. Venu, Gyan Mudra and Vayu Mudra help you to some extent. If you can do, try Matyasana, Tadasana, Trikonasana and Savasana. But don’t put too much strain on the muscles.

  533. Prarna, I could not understand what “cynocytis” is. If it is Sinusitis, Prithvi Mudra and Akash Mudra are very helpful. Surya Mudra helps in reducing LDL cholesterol. Eating foods that are rich in Omega-3-fatty acids and soluble fiber help in increasing HDL cholesterol. Also aerobic exercises are very beneficial. Vayu Mudra helps your mother.

  534. Jeevan, Gyan Mudra and Hakini mudra are very helpful for your nephew (Autism can be partially cured by mudras and some asanas in yoga. But for permanent cure you have to follow other methods prescribed by doctors).

  535. Thank you very much Valli for your inputs

  536. Are there any mudras with mantras for specific health issues, heart failure, coronary heart disease (atherosclerosis), hypothyroidism, and inability to metabolize most compounds in most foods. I don\’t take any meds, since all this and more were caused by a prescribed antibiotics years back.

    I totally agree that meds don\’t cure, but, delayed side effects often trigger onset of diabetes, and other disaeses. Most don\’t make the connection.

  537. Hi Valli
    Am 4 months pregnant. Can all the mudras be practiced during this time. Pls suggest some good ones.Is Apaana mudra safe to be used before 8 months?
    Thanks! And a very happy and prosperous new year! God bless

  538. Daizy, I have no idea about the mantras associated with mudras to cure diseases.

    Zains, thank you and wish you the same. Regarding Apana Mudra, I know many women who have practiced it throughout their pregnancy without having any adverse effects; however various conceptions are prevailing over internet saying that it should not be done before completing 8 months during pregnancy. Don’t do anything with a negative feeling in mind as that can lead to contra indications. Hence practice Gyan Mudra till you complete your 8 month of pregnancy; after that start Apana Mudra along with Gyan Mudra.

  539. I have been having persistent acne problem since a year and just recently started practising varun mudra for about 30 min a day for it … I also eat a lot of fruits salads n veggies wid other food restrictions .. Will varun mudra solve my acne problem n how long will it ake to see results

  540. Pooja, continue Varun Mudra. Also try the following home remedies:

    Apply the mixture made with cinnamon powder and honey on your pimples in the night. Wash it with warm water early in the morning. Do this for 2 or 3 months.

    Make a paste with few drops of rose water and sandalwood. Apply this on your face and neck wherever necessary and wash it off after 20 minutes.

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