Gyan Mudra ( Vayu Vardhak Mudra )

Published Date: 9/17/2021 11:16:22 PM

How to perform :

  1. Join together the tips of the Thumb and index finger.
  2. The other fingers are kept straight and relaxed.
  3. Place the palms, face-up, on your knees or thighs.
  4. Keep your spine and head straight, shoulders relaxed.
  5. Perform the mudra with both hands.
Benefits of Gyan mudra:
  • Gyan mudra is a gem amongst mudras. It is also the most common mudra.
  • The best asana in which to perform this mudra is the Padmasana or the Sukhasana. 
  • The Gyan mudra increases the vayu element in the body.
  • Vayu causes movement and thoughts. Agni is related to the brain. Vayu and Agni together control the mind. That is why this mudra is called the Mudra of Knowledge.
  • The reinforced air or Vayu empowers the mind, causing a positive effect on emotions, helping to get rid of negative thoughts. 
  • It empowers the nervous system, including the brain.
  • Focus, concentration, and memory power are increased – hence this mudra is very beneficial for students.
  • It facilitates the movement of electric impulses in the body along the nerves.
  • Gyan Mudra empowers the heart, increasing its efficiency.
  • It renders the skin and mucous membranes dry.
  • It renders the joints and articular cartilages dry.
  • It also enhances the Vata Dosha in the body. Thus it treats any diseases caused due to a deficiency of Vata Dosha in the body. 
  • Use this mudra to benefit from the dullness of the mind. 
  • Lack of enthusiasm and initiative can be reversed by the Gyan Mudra.
  • It enhances creativity.
  • It helps to overcome drowsiness.
  • It helps get rid of Lethargy.
  • Endocrine (Hormonal) disorders like hypopituitarism, hypothyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, diabetes, etc. are cured.
  • Loss of or feeble voice.
  • Bradycardia - slow heartbeat, weakness, or gradual failure of the heart.
  • Formation of excessive mucous in the respiratory or digestive tract.
  • Negative thoughts are removed.
  • Mental clarity is enhanced through the use of Gyan Mudra. This mudra is also called the Saraswati mudra.
  • It calms the mind, reduces anger, stress, and all stress-related disorders such as high blood pressure, heart disease, headache, migraine, insomnia, diabetes etc.
  • In Headache and Migraine - perform Gyan mudra with Pran mudra.
  • Restlessness, mania, irritability, depression, anger, epilepsy, etc. are all cured by this mudra.
  • This mudra acts like a tranquilizer for the mind - for Insomnia - perform Gyan mudra with one hand and Pran mudra with the other.
  • It enhances intuition - one can anticipate the past, present, and future events and also read others' minds if this mudra is performed continuously for a long time.
  • Perform Gyan mudra for 21 days continuously to remove negative thoughts completely.
  • To cure a headache - perform this mudra with melodious music.
  • Helps in spiritual attainment.
  • Regular practice of this mudra can cure anger, stress, anxiety, depression, and hysteria - all mental and psychological disorders.
Precautions :
  • Persons with pronounced Vata prakruti should perform the mudra in moderation.

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