A Mudra (Sanskrit मुद्रा, "seal", "mark", or "gesture") is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism.While some mudras involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers.A mudrā is a spiritual gesture and an energetic seal of authenticity employed in the iconography and spiritual practice of Indian religions.

One hundred and eight mudras are used in regular Tantric rituals.

In yoga, mudras are used in conjunction with pranayama (yogic breathing exercises), generally while seated in Padmasana, Sukhasana or Vajrasana pose, to stimulate different parts of the body involved with breathing and to affect the flow of prana in the body.

Mudras & the Panch Bhoota:

The physical body is made up of five elements namely – Air, Water, Fire, Earth and Aakash (ether – the tiny intercellular spaces in the human body).

Imbalance of these elements disrupts the immunity system and is the root cause of all human disease(s).

Deficiency in any of these elements can be corrected, through Mudras.
When a finger representing an element is brought into contact with the thumb, that element is brought into balance. Therefore the disease caused by the imbalance is cured. Mudras invoke electromagnetic currents within the body which balance various constituting elements and restore health. The joining of fingers, brings forth a subtle, yet positive  effect upon the human body.

Ancient sages have designated the five fingers for these five elements viz.,

* Thumb      Fire
* Index        Air
* Middle      Aakash
* Ring         Earth
* Little        Water

There is a direct relationship between the hands and the neck since the nerve paths run through the vertebral form in the arms, hands, and fingers. The flexibility of the hands always has an effect on the flexibility of the neck. Therefore, hand exercises relieve tensions in the neck. Moreover, spreading the ten fingers creates a reflex that causes the chest vertebrae to spread out.

The hands and fingers also have an additional direct relationship to the heart and lungs. You would have observed many people can no longer properly stretch their fingers as they get older. This shows tension in the heart area, which often is an indication of some , heart disease or a tendency toward osteoporosis. This slightly crooked hand position also impedes inhalation. The result is that the optimum amount of air is not drawn into the lungs, especially into the lung borders, which promotes contamination in those areas.

In the picture below, you can find the palm of a person who suffered from Heart attack. His palm was perfectly normal before the attack. Unfortunately, i do not have the picture taken before the attack. He is a real survivor of multiple attacks. He is a very sincere person following healthy diets. I would say, besides the allopathy medicines which is absolutely mandatory for him, his sincere following of Mudras ( some he is ofcourse unable to keep, due to his hand disability) , acupressure and his wonderful Name Number 51/6 which is acting as a Sanjeevani for him. Also, dont miss out , to observe his long Life line , all the way supported by the energetic Mars Line and the clear Fate line, running well above the Heart line.

Reflex Zones

The hand reflex zones correspond to the foot reflex zones, the massage treatment of which is generally known today. Since some of the organs are only found on one side of the body such as the heart and liver, this is reflected in the hands. Since hands come in different sizes, you may not find the exact pressure point immediately. When you have found the desired point, massage it with your thumb, using light pressure and slow, circular movements. One to 3 minutes are enough.

Mudras are sacred ritual gestures or hand positions. When used in religious dance they become an elaborate hand language. The Sanskrit word Mudra means seal. In the most ancient times mudra was used with mantra and sealed the pattern of energy. The earliest mudra was the Sanskrit symbol. From this primordial system of mudra grew a secret language that became as diverse as the country it was practiced in. Mudra is likewise used for the purpose of prayer.

Mudras create an energy field and can be used in healing. The ultimate goal of mudra is a higher state of consciousness.

Tiruchendur Murugan Thunai.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for your interest and valuable comment.

Flag Counter