Monday, September 15, 2008

Health in Your Hand: Part -1

Hi Friends, today being a full moon day, an auspicious one for us in India, I would like to start a new post with a new Label called Health through Yoga. Spiritualism and yoga are knitted with each other. Yoga practice is the foundation for spiritual journey. But for common people like me, practicing yoga is to lead a healthy life both physically and mentally. Saint Patanjali was the first person who experimented and wrote books on yoga. Mudra is a spiritual gesture, performed with the hands and fingers. Though mudras are very simple and easy to practice, but are are very powerful. If you practice these mudras regularly you can see the wonderful health benefits. We can discuss few of them on daily basis one by one.
1. Gyan Mudra (Mudra of Knowledge):

Touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the index finger, with the other three fingers stretched out.
As it is a mudra of knowledge, it enhances the knowledge. The tip of thumb has centers of pituitary and endocrine glands. When we press these centers by index finger the two glands work actively.
Time duration:
There is no particular time duration for this mudra. You can practice by sitting, standing or lying on bed whenever and wherever you have time.
Increases memory power and sharpens the brain
Enhances concentration and prevents insomnia
If we practice it regularly, it will cure all psychological disorders like Mental, Hysteria, Anger and depression.