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Prana Mudra — Invocation of energy

Prana is the symbol of vital life force which is responsible for maintaining a natural balance in the body. This mudra works to activate this vital life force. It is related to the heart and soul of a person.

A mudra 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.

Prana Mudra
Mudra in Sanskrit is “spiritual gesture” and energetic “seal of authenticity” employed in the iconography and spiritual practice of Indian religions and Taoism. (Wikipedia)

Mudras are arm, hand and body positions used in the traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism. The great Buddha knew the use of mudras and is often depicted using these ritual gestures. Various Kung Fu forms contain positions identical to these mudras.

108 mudras are used in regular Tantric rituals. Mudras are also used in Indian Classical Dance. There are over 200 mudras in bharatanatyam and over 250 in mohiniyattam.


Prana Mudra — Invocation of energy

The concept of prana or vitality is one that is intrinsic to Eastern cultures. It is referred to by many different names, for example, Chi or Qi.

Mudras are specific hand gestures that help in regulating the passage of prana through the body. Prana mudra is one of the most important postures as it helps to activate dormant energy in the body.

Prana is the symbol of vital life force which is responsible for maintaining a natural balance in the body. This mudra works to activate this vital life force. It is related to the heart and soul of a person.

This yoga pose increases the water element and the earth element in the body. Also, it reduces the fire element in the body.

Prana mudra is a simple yoga technique, or gesture, designed to increase vitality and activate the mooladhara (root) chakra.

Benefits:

1) Good for Eyes

2) Increases Stamina

3) Increases Vitality

4) Increases Strength

5) Strengthen and Boosts Immune System

6) Makes you Mentally and Physically Strong

7) Improves Vision

8) Blood Circulation and Purification

9) Builds Self Confidence

10) Renders Courage

11) Reduces Cramps

12) Prevents Insomnia

13) Bone and Cells Reproduction

Follow the steps of Prana Mudra

  • Sit in a comfortable meditation posture, i.e. Padmasana, Siddhasana, Vajrasana or Sukhasana. If one is not able to sit in the above yogasana, then one can also practice sitting in a chair.
  • Keep your eyes closed and bring them to focus on your breath.
  • Bring your hands up to your sides
  • Touch the tips of your ring finger and little finger with your thumb. The index finger and middle finger should be straight.
  • Feel the life force rushing through your body.

Time & Duration

You can do this mudra should be practiced for 15 to 30 minutes.​


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