Vayu Mudra (Psychic gesture of Air)
The fire element resides in the thumb and air element in the index finger. Therefore, the air is suppressed by the fire while you perform the Vayu Mudra.
As per Ayurveda, Vata Dosha is because of the air element. If your constitution is of Vata dosha this Mudra will be beneficial for you.
How to do it?
Step1: First, bend your index finger so that the tip of your finger touches the base of your thumb.
Step2: Press your index finger with the thumb as if you are holding it down.
Step3: Keep the other three fingers stretched outwards.
There is no sitting particular position required for this Yoga Mudra. As a result, you can easily practise it anywhere at your convenience.
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Benefits of Vayu Mudra
- Relieves diseases related to air imbalances such as bloating, gas-related pains or discomfort in the abdomen.
- It regulates Vata-related ailments – both physical and mental. This mudra brings the air element in its normal flow.
- By regular practice of this Mudra – Air related diseases like paralysis, knee pains, Parkinsons, sciatica, cervical spondylitis get cured.