Mrigi Mudra is also known as deer seal is one of the Pranayamas or yogic breathing techniques. Mrigi mudra if performed with other Pranayamas like Ujjayi Pranayama and Kapalbhati Pranayama, will have many health benefits for the mind and body.
When to do Mrigi Mudra
Mrigi Mudra can be performed individually at any time during the day, or as a part of your yoga session. The mrigi mudra can also be used as one of the hand mudras for headache alleviation.
How to Perform Mrigi Mudra
Mastering this hand mudra for headache alleviation and greater mental calm will take some time and practice. The benefits, however, are worth the effort.
Use your right hand to make a ‘claw’ formation with your fingers. Lower your index finger and middle finger to the middle of the palm,
The deer seal (Mrigi mudra) uses an alternate breathing technique in which air is breathed in through one nostril and exhaled through the other.
Hold your thumb against your right nostril as you inhale through the left nostril.
Then use your thumb and ring finger to hold both nostrils shut momentarily. The thumb should be closing the right nostril while the ring finger should be pinching the left nostril.
Lift your thumb and allow the air to escape through your right nostril.
Repeat this entire sequence twice, once using the right nostril in step 4, and once using the left nostril in step 4.
Repeat this set of three inhalations two or three times at least.
Benefits of Mrigi Mudra
Mrigi Mudra helps in relieving stress and anxiety. Mrigi mudra calms and soothes the mind and body .Performing Mrigi Mudra before starting your yoga routine will help you achieve greater mental clarity and focus.Helps in improving antioxidant levels and Enhances the body’s natural immune function.