It is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva will give liberation. “Rudra” is also one of the names of Lord Shiva. Rudra mudra is believed to the Ruler of the solar plexus chakra.
How to do
Rudra Mudra formed by joining the tips of your thumb finger, index finger, and ring finger together. Extend the other two fingers in a relaxed way. Practice this mudra with both the hands.
Duration for Rudra Mudra
Practice this mudra whenever there is a need or six times a day for five minutes.
Imagine that you are sitting at the centre of a wheel (life cycle), close to the hub. The wheel may turn as much as it wants, but this has no effect on you(the truth of life our Atma is eternal and no change for it). However, when you move from the centre and sit on one of the spokes or at the edge, you must use all of your strength to avoid losing your stability.
Effects of this mudra
This applies to all the situations in our life. When we are not centred, meaning when we are “beside” ourselves, that creates all types of tensions. One person may have pressure in the stomach; another person has tension in other parts like neck, back, pelvis, or chest.
According to the Five Element Theory of Chinese, the centring force is associated with the earth(Prithvi) element, which rules the energy of the stomach, spleen, and pancreas. The Rudra Mudra strengthens the earth(Prithvi) element and its organs.
If the chi (the Chinese term for elemental energy) suffers a distinct reduce because of weakened earth(Prithvi) energy, there will also be a diminished supply to the head area as a result. Consequently, the person feels listless, dull, or even dizzy, weighed down, Such a state of weakness can be relieved or even eliminated with this mudra.
Health Benefits of Rudra Mudra
The Rudra Mudra can also be used by people who have experienced heart complaints, dizziness, the descent of interior organs, or general states of exhaustion.These are the major benefits of rudra mudra.
Rudra mudra precautions:
If you are a Vata and Kapha excess person don’t practice this mudra.