Gyan Mudra

Vayu Mudra






Shunya Mudra

Apan Vayu Mudra

Pran Mudra

Ling Mudra

Mudra Science

Mudras can bring about miraculous change and improvement in our body.

Mudras generate Powers to provide all round development of mind & body which brings peace and happiness.

Mudras look like miraculous remedies. They provide instant relief in many illnesses.

Mudras can cure almost any ailment from simple earache to heart attack.

Mudras help in moulding the Physical, Mental and even the Moral aspects of the individual.

Some Mudras can balance the elements of the body within 45 minutes while some are fast enough to act within a few seconds.

Practice of some of the Mudra's regularly can cure Insomnia, Arthritis, improves memory.

Mudras have extra ordinary powers, practice of mudras brings about a quick and fundamental reversions of the destructive changes in the human body. They also develop virtuousity, social amiability, non-violence, piety and courteous dispositions.

All Godly and superhuman persons like Lord Mahavir, Gautam Buddha, Lord Shankaracharya and others used to remain in these Mudras.

Mudra helps in Kundalini Yoga to awaken the Cosmic Energy and to unite consciousness of inner Supreme Soul.

Mudras are significant and simple yogic function by which one can develop internal and external dispositions.

Detailed description of Mudras are found in Tantra Shastra, Upasana Shastra, Nritya Shastra, Art of Sculpture etc.

Mudras are easy to perform at anytime, although sitting in the lotus position and focusing on the healing can be an advantage.

Although mudras can be used for healing certain ailments, regular practise of mudras will contribute to your overall good health and can be used as a preventive measure.

Continuous practice of the mudras will create minute changes in your body using pulse centres on parts of your hands, which trigger certain healing processes within the corresponding body part.

Mudras are to be performed with both hands at the same time, unless otherwise specified.

Start with 10 minutes at a time and increase up to 3/4 hour for best results.

Fingers should remain comfortable during the procedure and not held stiffly or tight.


Often mudras will provide instant relief with lots of different ailments.

Mudras not only work on your body, they also work on your mind.





Mudra or Hand postures that heals:The science of hand and finger postures, can help you to cure bodily ailments in a wonderful manner. It actually helps in balancing the five elements ( panch-tattvas ) in the human system to their optimal levels. Index finger contain fire element, middle finger contain space element , ring finger contain earth element , little finger contain water element and the thumb contains fire element. By touching each finger by thumb, the element in the finger is charged by the fire element present in the thumb. So the element is balanced and purified by the fire element. Mudras create different elemental priority and there by heals diseases or fulfils desires.

Tatva Yog Mudra vigyan is an independent yoga, built upon the knowledge of the five fingers of the human hand.
Detailed descriptions are available in Mantra Shastra (Books of incantation), Upasana Shastra (Books on meditation), Nritya Shastra (Books on the art of Dances) and the books on the art of sculpture.
Mudra is a very exact and scientific yogic function by which one can develop or even change, one's internal and external dispositions viz. mental (anger, emotional disturbance, intelligence etc.), spiritual (concentration, meditation) or physical (in various diseases, illnesses).
Mudras can bring miraculous mental, spiritual and physical changes and improvements in our body. They help in quickly balancing the elements of the body.
Mudras effect changes in veins, tendons, glands and sense organs.
Mudras need no prior preparation. They can be done (mostly but with exceptions) at any time, anywhere and under virtually any circumstances.
They are like literal remote control switches bringing quick and effective changes.
They help bring about permanent changes.
A constant practice of Mudras can stop or slow down the destructive changes in the human body. It can help develop a virtuous, socially amiable, non-violent, pious and courteous disposition.
Some of the Mudras can balance the elements of the body within 45 minutes; some react within a few seconds on the human body.
The ancients believed there were 24 diagnostic elements, the Gayatri mantra has 24 words, the Jains have 24 Tirthankaras, and Sanatan Dharma has 24 avatars. The 24 words of the Gayatri Mantra have a special relationship with 24 mudras known as GAYATRI MUDRAS. They have different names and formations. The importance of Mudras is also clear from the grim qualifier to these

Gyan Mudra: In this position the fingers are held with the tip of the index finger touching the tip of the thumb and the remaining three fingers nearly straight--kind of like an "OK" sign, except the palms of each hand are pointed up or front.

This mudra is good for: stresses and strains, insomnia, emotional instability, indecisiveness, excessive anger, idleness, laziness, indolence, and is a great help in increasing memory and I.Q. It can help cure sleeplessness and get one off sleeping pills where these are being taken.

There are a number of variations of this mudra for higher and higher degrees of attainment e.g. Purna Gyan Mudra, Vairagya Mudra, Abhay Mudra, Varad Mudra, Dhyan Mudra, Mahagyan Mudra. As one keeps attaining higher and higher levels of the mind, the mudra's change.

Vayu Mudra: This finger position is unbeatable in quickly and effectively removing the accumulated wind in the stomach. Depending on one's physiology, it may take anywhere from 1 minute to 15 minutes or so to effectively expel all accumulated wind in the stomach without the use of anti-flatulants. Mudra should be stopped when the trouble abates.

It helps in alleviating all wind based aches and pains. Considering that almost 80 % of the body's aches and pains are due to wind, the practice of this Mudra is a must, before taking recourse to any other treatment. It is very effective in Parkinson's disease (an ailment of the nerves where the patients body, head and limbs shake uncontrollably).

Shunya Mudra: This helps those with impaired hearing. If there is no physical defect, the mudra, if practiced regularly, can restore the hearing power. Remarkably, it helps in getting rid of earaches within minutes. It takes no mare than 2 to 3 minutes to get rid of most earaches.

It helps in relieving the nausea and vomiting sensations felt while driving on winding hilly curves or while taking off or landing in aircrafts. It helps in many problems of vertigo.

The mudra should not be continued after the problem has been removed.

Apan-Vayu Mudra: This finger position works like an injection in cases of a heart attack. Regular practice is an insurance in preventing heart attacks, tacho-cardia, palpitations, depressions, sinking feeling of the heart. Also known as the Mritsanjivani Mudra for arresting heart attack.

Pran Mudra: This finger position is an all time useful Mudra and can be done for any length of time, any time, any place and will only help in adding to the benefits. This is the mudra which, along with the Apan Mudra, precedes any efforts at higher meditation by the Yogis and saints. The mudra helps to increase the Pran Shakti or the "Life force". It increases one's self confidence. It helps the body in increasing it's vitality and sustenance when deprived of food and water.

It helps in improving weak eyesight and quiescence (motionlessness) of the eyes.

It supports any other treatment where the patient is short on confidence.

Here are some more mudras which are useful in therapy. As mentioned earlier there can be no end to the gains that may be had from Mudras. While for most Mudras there are no restrictions of posture and time, others should not be performed without full knowledge. In some cases, practice for longer periods or while in a different posture or at the wrong time could even prove harmful.

Aatmanjali Mudra: Helps in centering the consciousness of the mind

Aakash Mudra: Helps to remove weakness of bones, hearing deficiency.
Caution: This Mudra should not be done while walking

Apan Mudra: Helps in purification of the body, urinary problems, easy secretion of excreta, regulating menstruation and painless discharge, easy child delivery, Piles, Diabetes and kidney disorders.
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

Girivar Mudra: urinary problems, purification of body

Shankh Mudra: Tone therapy, speech defects, Indigestion, loss of appetite

Meao Mudra: Excellent in bringing the Blood Pressure to normal from either high or low

Vyana Mudra: To be alternated with Meao Mudra for High B. P. only.

Ling Mudra: Generates heat in the body. It destroys phlegm and helps in problems of colds, catarrh and coughs. It is excellent when the body is cold due to shortage of cover in inimical weather. This mudra must be performed under supervision or with full knowledge.

Varun Mudra: A miracle mudra for Skin problems, wrinkling, loss of glow, dehydration, excessive body heat, blood disorders

Surabhi Mudra or the Dhenu Mudra: Is a very effective and

Any living body is made of 5 distinct elements :


These are not as per science's definition of elements but refer to the five building blocks that go into the formation of any living body. Several ancient health systems are based on the concept of the balance of the five elements. Indian Medical science according to Ayurved and metaphysics affirm that distortion or impairment of the 5 elements create outer disturbance and inner sickness in the body.

The 5 fingers of the hands represent these 5 elements :

The Thumb symbolises the Fire
The Forefinger symbolizes the Wind
The Middle finger symbolizes the Ether
The Ring finger symbolizes the Earth
The Little or small finger symbolizes the Water

The finger tips of every living being have many concentrated nerve root endings which are free energy discharge points. Science also confirms that around every tip there is a concentration of free electrons. By touching together of the tips of the fingers or the finger tips to other parts of the palms this free energy (Prana) is redirected back into the body along specified channels, back up to the brain. The redirected energy traveling through the nerves stimulates the various chakras. Keeping the hands on the knees stimulates the Gupta Nadi and makes the energy start from the Mooladhara Chakra.

Thus, the tension applied to the nerve/s and/or the neural or psycho-neural circuits formed by the mudras help in balancing the five basic elements (or building blocks). This balancing of the tension, and redirection of the internal energy effects the changes in veins, tendons, glands and sensory organs, to bring the body back to a healthy state.

Keeping specified nerves stretched for specified periods tones up of the nervous system. The fingers of each hand are held folded in certain specific postures and this provides the required tension on the nerves.

The fingers of each and every individual in the world are different in their shapes and sizes. These are determined and provided by nature as a tool to bring the nerves into prime condition when affected adversely.

Thus, they provide a different 'end tension' on the nerves when different individuals fold their fingers or the same individual folds the fingers by different methods in different Mudras. This is exactly the tension required by that individual for that particular application. Nature has already bestowed us with the tools to be used to keep us healthy.

Compare this with Acupressure where the nerves are influenced by the application of pressure on certain points or Acupuncture, where slight electrical impulses are conveyed through needles inserted in the body. The advantage in Mudras is that the pressure to be applied on the nerves is automatic and controlled by the shape and size of the fingers and not by external agencies.

Because the Mudras work on the nerves, they are a NEURAL SCIENCE

Mudra Vigyan is also a science based on the principles of the Indian Medical Science (Ayurveda) which lays down three factors primarily responsible for the body's ills, Vata (wind), Pitta (bile) and Kapha (Phlegm).
10 types of Vayus (Winds) circulate through the nerves of the human body and can be controlled with MUDRAS.

Pran Vayu Mouth; central nose; central nabhi; heart
Apan Vayu Rectum; regenerative organs; knees; loins Stomach; waist; navel and calves
Vyan Vayu Eyes; ears; shoulders; ankles; throat
Udan Vayu Hands and feet
Saman Vayu assists other Vayus
UPVAYUS (Secondary winds)
Nag Vayu, Kurm Vayu, Kriker Vayu, Krikal or Devadutta Vayu, Dhananjaya Vayu and these winds circulate in places like the skin and bones etc.

The rules to keep these Vayus in good order are called PANCHMUKHI PRANOPASANA or the five faceted worship of the life forces and use the Mudras to achieve their ends. To know more about the mudras join I.A.O.


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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.


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.

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

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.

Improvement in your general health will be noticed after doing Mudras on a regular basis.

Mudras can work within seconds of applying the hand position or sometimes within 45 minutes. However, be prepared to do the postitions on a regular basis for stubburn ailments that may require more work.


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