We can look at the mudras as a silent language - gestures that allow the free flow of energy through the body's energy channels. There are various variants of performing the mudras which include the whole body, face, eyes, and even the tongue, but still, most of the mudras are performed with the palms of the hands and with the fingers.
Different points on the palms are connected to different areas in your brain, so by applying mudra you can target the state of mind. There are about 100,000 nerves in your palms, and in each cheekbone of your finger is hidden more than 3,000 nerve endings, which are connected to various organs through energy channels. So, through the palms of your hands, you can affect your overall health. During the performance of a particular mudra, the brain receives a unique message through the nerve endings in the fingers and then acts by it. In this way, the body communicates with the mind to set up a natural balance.
The physical body consists of five elements: fire, air, ether (space), earth, and water. When there is an imbalance of these elements, the mind becomes anxious and creates a fertile ground for various diseases. Each finger on your hand symbolically represents one element:
thumb - fire
index finger - air, individual world
middle finger - ether
ring finger - earth
little finger - water
The thumb also symbolizes universal, divine consciousness, and the index finger also represents your consciousness.
Mudras are attributed to numerous therapeutic and healing properties. Many testimonies of the beneficial effects of mudras on health are often attributed to the placebo effect, but this is not true. Many skeptics who tried this system without even believing in its effectiveness eventually found the opposite.
With the help of the mudras, we can strengthen immunity, improve mood, improve quality sleep, make up for lost energy, increase concentration, effectively get rid of physical or mental pain, and set up a calm and focused state of mind.
Whenever you can, sit in a comfortable position or take one of the meditation positions and perform the chosen mudra with your hands resting on your thighs. The mudras should be done with both hands at the same time. When working with mudras, it is advisable to rely on inner feelings.
Sometimes just a few minutes will be enough to make you feel an improvement, sometimes you will have to be more persistent. In general, as with any other therapy, mild and transient ailments need shorter daily treatment, as opposed to more severe disorders and illnesses, which need to be treated daily for a total of 45 minutes.
The best results are achieved with a single run of 45 minutes, but if you do not have the time or patience for that, you can work wisely for 5, 10, or 15 minutes, several times a day, for a total duration of 45 minutes.
You can do mudras sitting, standing, or lying down, anywhere, and whenever the circumstances allow, for example, on the beach or while walking. Do them mindfully and enjoy their benefits.