If you’ve never had the chance to visit Delhi, India, then you probably haven’t seen the giant golden hands mounted on the walls over the terminals. They’re gorgeous. Each one is positioned in different, intricate positions.
Many people are familiar with the ‘om’ position, in which the fingers and thumbs touch, but did you know that there are several other hand positions that actually have a purpose and meaning behind them?
I’m talking about Mudra Hand Gestures! Originating in India, these hand positions help you stimulate different areas of the body to relieve aches, pains, and other issues.
Here are the 8 mudra hand positions that you’re definitely going to want to incorporate into your life. Which one do you think you could use the most?
1. Gyan Mudra
If you’re feeling down lately, try this hand gesture. The gesture is thought to increase the air element and raise your enthusiasm, increase creative thinking and remove laziness.
2. Vaayu Mudra
Anxiety is the 21st century’s worst illness I’d say, so we should try and get rid of it in every possible way. Do this hand gesture which is believed to decrease the air element and reduce anxiety.
3. Aakash Mudra
This hand gesture is intended to increase the space element. Do this and you’ll get rid of the fear, sadness, rage and congestive problems.
4. Shunya Mudra
This hand gesture reduces the space element and is effective in relieving ear pain.
5. Prithvi Mudra
If you’re feeling tired and you’ve got sore muscles, this hand gesture is the solution for your problems. It is believed to increase the earth element and reduce the fire element.
6. Surya Mudra
This hand gesture does the opposite from the previous one. It decreases the earth element but increases the fire element. It’s perfect for those with thyroid gland malfunction.
7. Varun Mudra
Do this hand gesture and get rid of cramps, ache in the joints and arthritis. The gesture is intended to increase the water element.
8. Jal Shaamak Mudra
This hand gesture is considered to reduce the water element. It is helpful to those who suffer from watery eyes, runny nose or have problems with excessive sweating.
Isn’t this great and super easy by the way? You can do these hand gestures anywhere you want. Do them at your home, in the office or in the park. Give it a shot! After all there’s nothing to lose but plenty to gain.
Sources: curiousmindmagazine.com, lovethispic.com