Mudra is a very exact and scientific yogic function by which one can develop or even change, one’s internal and external dispositions.
Mudra is term with many meanings – a gesture, a mystic position of the hands, a seal or even a symbol. By folding the fingers of the hands in different postures and holding them for specific periods, natural pressure is applied on the requisite nerves to provide curative effects for various ailments. Thus it is a neural science that can bring about quick and fundamental reversion of destructive changes in the human body, without external aids and very possible, their consequent adverse side-effects.
The finger tips of every living being have many concentrated nerve root endings which are free energy discharge points. Science also confirms that around every tip there is a concentration of free electrons. By touching together of the tips of the fingers or the finger tips to other parts of the palms this free energy (Prana) is redirected back into the body along specified channels, back up to the brain. The redirected energy travelling through the nerves stimulates the various chakras.
Thus, the tension applied to the nerve/s and/or the neural or psycho-neural circuits formed by the mudras help in balancing the five basic elements (or building blocks). This balancing of the tension, and redirection of the internal energy effects the changes in veins, tendons, glands and sensory organs, to bring the body back to a healthy state.
Keeping specified nerves stretched for specified periods tones up of the nervous system. The fingers
of each hand are held folded in certain specific postures and this provides the required tension on the nerves.
Mudra Vigyan is also a science based on the principles of the Indian Medical Science (Ayurveda) which lays down three factors primarily responsible for the body’s ills, Vata (wind), Pitta (bile) and Kapha (Phlegm).
10 types of Vayus (Winds) circulate through the nerves of the human body and can be controlled with Mudras.
Mudra is a very exact and scientific yogic function by which one can develop or even change, one’s internal and external dispositions viz. mental (anger, emotional disturbance, intelligence etc.), spiritual (concentration, meditation) or physical (in various diseases, illnesses).
Mudras need no prior preparation. They can be done (mostly but with exceptions) at any time, anywhere and under virtually any circumstances.
A constant practice of Mudras can stop or slow down the destructive changes in the human body. It can help develop a virtuous, socially amiable, non-violent, pious and courteous disposition.
Some of the Mudras can balance the elements of the body within 45 minutes; some react within a few seconds on the human body.