How to practice hand mudras and precautions
You know different types of mudras already but have you ever asked what exactly mudra does to your body? Does it really help? What are the general practices you should remember when doing hand mudras and what are the precautions you need to make note of? Here are some of the things that you should definitely remember if you are to start doing hand mudras.
Each finger actually has their own function and meaning: in Chinese interpretation the meaning of each finger are as follows: the thumb represents the planet Saturn and is responsible for the spleen, stomach, and mouth, the index finger corresponds to the liver, gall bladder, and eyes, the middle finger is responsible for the heart, the small intestine, and the tongue, the ring finger is responsible for lungs, large intestine, and the nose while the little finger corresponds to the ears, kidneys and bladders.
Once you have chosen the mudra you want to try out, you have to hold it out firmly with both hands, but not too tight that you might drain the blood off of your fingers. Then, aim to keep your hands in that position all throughout your whole meditation session.
In order for the mudra to be fully effective, you have to have the right body position and mind condition. You do not have to stick with the same mudra again and again; you can try different mudras for your meditation sessions. Match the mudras you practice to your needs. Be mindful of distracting thoughts and try to let them go. Sit somewhere you are comfortable on and try to be relaxed as much as possible.
If you want to do them while walking, try keeping a rhythmic phase. If not, then you should sit, pull your chin in a bit and let your neck relax. Breathe evenly, slow, flowing and gentle.
Benefits of hand mudra
There are a lot of benefits that you can get from practicing hand mudras daily, some of them are: to help concentrate especially when you are meditating, for students to have better grades and improve their intelligence, alleviates a headache, hypertension, insomnia and reduces anger. It can even reduce watering of the eyes and hardness in hearing. It also helps the bones become stronger and strengthens the gums. It is also beneficial to people with heart diseases. It helps in the digesting process and helps in preventing the lack of vitamins. It gives energy to the body. It even reduces stress and helps in maintaining good health especially those who have liver problems. It is useful to fight off skin diseases, acne, and other blood defects. It also helps in colds, asthma, and other respiratory diseases.
There are few precautions that should be taken note of in doing hand mudras. You should have a healthy diet, including eating a lot of fruit and vegetables and you must take note of the hand mudras that you can only do in a certain position like sitting or standing.
As much as mudras as good for the body, there are certain things you still have to keep in mind in doing them. Precautions are like warning signs to help you save your body from being hurt. Now that you know them, you can enjoy hand mudras and get the benefits you want from them. Have fun practicing your newly found ideas!