Previously there used to be simple exercises, and then came yoga which has taken India to the International Platform. Dhirender Brahamchari used to come on Doordarshan and show and teach the asans.
But these asans were a little bit difficult and could not reach the masses. A few decades gradually pranayam came into practice, though it is part of yoga and a very ancient therapy. Pranayam has been accepted by all. Young and adult, children and elders and even senior citizens. It is very easy and instant results can be seen.
Even doing work in the kitchen, housewives have adopted this. Now most of the population after getting fresh, devote sometime for Pranayam. Kapaal Bhaati, Anulom Vilom (package of 7 pranayams) are there. But Kapaal Bhaati and AnulomVilom has attracted the masses. Pranayam has proved to be a “Magic Stick”.
One medicine for all remedies. After doing the Pranayam, when you are busy in travelling in office you can do HAST MUDRAS. With this you have double benefit and that too doing it in spared time. Watching TV, in the bus or train also. With different Hast Mudras (Hand Yoga), positive energy is developed.
If there is any AVRODH of power in the body that can be removed with MUDRAS (Hand Yoga) and body feels light. You can also get rid of several diseases with the help of hand fingers and thumb. In Yoga Science, Mudras have a great importance.
Some consider it a different science. This miraculous Mudra Science is discovered by our saints. The saints have taken the meaning of Mudra as emotional pose/ expression which awakens one particular part of the brain and affects some special glands of the body by which both body and mind remain hale and healthy. The mudras are especially done by two ways. One is done by way of asans and the other is by Hast Mudra. There are so many Hast Mudras (Hand yoga).
Gyan Mudra (Wisdom Yoga)
The ‘mudra’ which becomes by the touch of thumb and first finger is called Gyan Mudra (Wisdom yoga). All other fingers of the hand should be kept straight and collectively. This is the mudra which activates the pituitary gland in the brain. It cools down the brain and the thoughts. By doing this mudra alpha rays flow is increased in brain which helps in focusing on meditation.
Pran Mudra (Life Yoga)
The Lungs will be Intact and Tension will Fly Touch the thumb corner with the small and ring finger and keep for some time. This mudra affects that part of the brain which energizes the lungs. With the help of this, the problems relating to respiration are minimized and tension also goes away.
Strengthening of Digestive System In this pose, finger and ring finger top corners should be jointly touched and slightly pressed with thumb. See to it that the small finger and the first finger are kept straight. With this the ‘APAN VAAYU’ can be controlled. This mudra affects all the organs below the belly button (NABHI). One can get relief from diseases of intestine, urine, kidney, ‘YAKRAT’.
Saves from Diabetes and Obesity Bend the ring finger towards the palms and press it with thumb. The remaining three fingers should be straight. This is called Sun Mudra. Doing 5 to 15 minutes twice a day helps in maintaining the cholesterol. Weight is also in control. It is also beneficial in diabetes. Very beneficial in stomach related problems.
Relief from Gastric problems: Bend your first finger and touch it with the last corner of the thumb. All other fingers of the hand should remain straight. This mudra affects the ‘Udaan Vaayu’. Udaan Vaayu means the ‘Vaayu’ coming upwards through ‘NABHI’, which is responsible for the mental and emotional problems.
With this mudra you can control gastric problems in addition to the stress of the mind. These Mudras are harmless and have no side effects. The give instant results; strengthen the body. No extra time and moreover no one can even judge that you are doing this if you do not want to show off. – Shikha Mehta