Prithvi Mudra (Prithvi Vardhak Mudra)

Published Date: 9/13/2021 12:54:39 AM

How to perform :

  1. Join the tip of the Ring Finger to the tip of the Thumb.
  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 Prithvi Mudra:

  • Increase Prithvi Element in the body. Also called Prithvi Vardhak Mudra.
  • Decreases Agni element in the body.
  • Can also be called - Agni Shaamak Mudra.
  • The earth element is a vital component of body tissues like Bones, Cartilage, Skin, Hair, Nails, Flesh, Muscles, Tendons, Internal Organs, etc.
  • Prithvi mudra builds and invigorates these tissues.
  • Increases vitality, strength, and endurance.
  • Earth element also associated with Nose. Hence, cures nose-related problems such as loss of smell, etc.
  • The earth element is also a component of the Kapha Dosha. It increases Kapha Dosha in the body.
  • Benefits in Kapha deficiency disorders.
  • Agni (Fire) is associated with body temperature and metabolism, Prithvi Mudra pacifies excess Agni disorders like fever, inflammations, etc.
  • Agni is associated with Pitta dosha. Hence Prithvi mudra helps in an aggravated Pitta dosha.
  • Cures chronic fatigue, general debility.
  • Lack of stamina, strength, and endurance.
  • Perform Prithvi mudra along with Pran Mudra after a prolonged illness, for faster recovery.
  • It is helpful in inexplicable weight loss.
  • Helps in diseases of reduced bone density such as osteoporosis, osteomalacia, etc.
  • Help bones reunite when fractured.
  • Degeneration of articular cartilage (Osteo Arthritis).
  • Weak, atrophied muscles.
  • Dry, cracked, burning skin.
  • Skin rashes and urticaria can greatly benefit from this mudra.
  • Brittle nails.
  • Prevents and stops hair loss.
  • Treats Premature graying of hair. 
  • Gray hair which is recent can turn black within 7 days of practicing Prithvi mudra daily for 50 minutes followed by Pran Mudra for 15 minutes. 
  • But if the condition is older, it might take several weeks or even months of practice to reverse the condition.
  • Burning sensations in the eyes, stomach, urine, anus, and hands are cured.
  • Beneficial in Jaundice.
  • Clears the complexion and brings a glow to the face.
  • Increases the absorption of vitamins in the body.
Precaution : 
  • People with an aggravated Kapha dosha should avoid performing this mudra or perform in moderation.


Prasath Rao
Namaste, Thank you for wonderful description and guide for mudra One question: Can we combine Prithvi Mudra and Rudra mudra for initial stages og inguinal hernia?
5/22/2023 3:28:52 AM

Yes, We can combine Prithvi Mudra and Rudra Mudra together for initial stages of inguinal harnia. 

7/29/2023 8:06:44 AM

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