urban yoga ashram

urban yoga ashram

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Hi all. Today I am going to share few more health tips and contribute to your well being in my own little way. We all read a lot about yogasanas these days and see celebrities endorsing different yoga types like Ashtanga yoga, Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga etc. Let’s start with more simple and easy-to-do practices that can be adopted by a common person regardless of age, gender, occupation and time availability.

I am talking about Yoga Mudras. What are Mudras? In a layman’s term it simply means the gestures of our hands. Using the ten fingers in different gestures we try to regulate the flow of the energy in our body. Remember that we are not just a physical body. We earlier learnt about the five bodies. Our body is made up of five elements- Fire, Air, Aakash (Ether), Earth and Water.  

Thumb represents              Fire
Index finger represents        Air 
Middle finger represents      Aakash (Ether)
Ring finger represents         Earth
Little finger represents        Water

It’s been documented in the ancient scriptures how mudras can be used to balance the energy in our body, get rid of the ailments and gain overall health. It’s a time- tested and proven technique that enhances your health at the subtle level which normally a physical exercise would not necessarily and consciously contribute to. When doing a physical exercise we are too involved with muscles, fats, biceps, triceps etc. keeping in mind our outer appearance to carve a beautiful body. But the beautiful body has to be equally fit inside as well.

Mudras come handy as they can be done by anyone, anywhere and anytime. Yes! There is absolutely no restriction of any age, place or particular time or doing it before or after meals. It can be done even when you are watching TV or doing some other work. How? If you are writing something or talking with someone or a group of friends or family members at home or outside is it possible to do any physical exercise or breathing exercise or mediation for that matter simultaneously? No.

However you can do Mudras as you simply have to join your fingers together and no one might even notice it! It’s advantageous to use both hands however you can do this with one hand alone even if you are doing some work with other hand. It’s so simple.

To be continued…

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