In this busy lifestyle, you need to ensure yourself with relaxation and stress-free days. Your body is like a mini world. Principal constituents of this mini world are five elements, including Air, Fire, Ether, Water, and Earth.
However, when there is some disturbance in the balance between all these elements, it might lead to an imbalanced mind. It might cause severe problems in our body.
Well, you can restore your body with physical postures. These postures draw your attention to bring awareness to your mind and body. You can stop the development of negative emotions and develop full knowledge mind with Gyan Mudra.
Also known as Chin Mudra, is used to perform meditation. It has been one among the essential mudras to improve your mental and physical health. Here Chin means consciousness according to Sanskrit. Mudra defines for gestures or a seal.
It is a calming and spiritual awakening of your inner self. It helps stimulating air elements in your body. Thus it will automatically increase your memory power, pituitary gland production, and improves the nervous system.
Gyan Mudra is a standard way to increase your mental concentration and to build spiritual power. Therefore it sharpens your brain. When you perform Chin Mudra regularly, you can control your emotions on stress, anger, depression, and anxiety.
Gyan Mudra is a powerful mudra that has been under consideration from thousands of years. It is a skill by thousands of yogis to bring quiet, peace, and spiritual progress. It relates humans with planet Jupiter. It has a large and diverse health profit, thus making it most skilful mudra among all.
It is a Mudra of Knowledge. Thus it is like an open edition of self. It is a way to teach you lessons throughout life, along with knowledge. It is superior to all other once you speak to someone.
It is prime mudra among all finger mudras. The additional name of Gyan Mudra is Vayu-Vardhak Mudra and Dhyan Mudra. It will assign you a step by step direction to perform Gyan Mudra. Its curative properties, fitness benefits, and other difference of Gyan Mudra.
Ideal Time: It can be performed at any time of your day. It is better to perform it early in the morning.
Duration: It takes thirty to forty-five minutes to perform Gyan Mudra. Also, you can perform it in three parts of fifteen minutes each.
It is best to perform Gyan Mudra together with meditation asanas. Several measures to consider before acting this gesture are:
Once you bring fingers in position, it defines to carry a balance in your life. Gyan Mudra is believed to possess electromagnetic currents inside the human body. Thus the union of fingers with thumb have a more significant effect on your body.
As Mudras initiate currents in the human body, it conducts a balance in your body. This union of fingers brings an outcome in us.
Index Finger: Air– It represents expansion, wisdom, and openness to change.
Little finger: Water– It defines the power of an individual to relate and communicate.
Thumb: Fire-It defines for ego or individual.
Ring: Earth– It defines physical grace, health, vitality, and beauty.
Middle: Aakash– It considers the conversion of emotion to patience and devotion.
Abhaya Gyan Mudra: To develop the virtue of fearlessness
Vairagya Mudra: To lead a detachment of your mind from worldly things.
Chin Mudra: To remind practitioner hid goal of yoga.
Chinmaya Mudra: To create awareness of breath and prana energy flow.
Purna Gyan Mudra: To obtain complete knowledge about all matters.
Vayu-Vardhak Mudra: To build and revitalize tissues and increase vitality and endurance.
The primary therapeutic use of Gyan Mudra is that it increases the Vayu element. Air is an essential element according to Ayurvedic Vata Dosha. As Gyan Mudra affects Air, then this mudra is known as Vayu-Cardhak Mudra.
According to research in past times, it has many therapeutic benefits in curing many health problems, especially for relieving a person from stress.
This mudra is especially to cure Vata deficiency and heal diseases due to it.
Sushant is Meditation & Philosophy Teacher and Academic Director at Rishikesh Yogis. Sushant carries long years of experience teaching practical as well as philosophical aspects of Kundalini yoga, Kriya yoga, Hatha Yoga and Tantra philosophy.