Benefits and Steps of Prana Mudra
The concept of Prana or life force is one that is intrinsic to Eastern cultures. It is known by many other names such as Chi or Qui.
Mudras are specific hand gestures that help to regulate the passage of Prana through the body. The Prana Mudra is one of the most important mudras because it helps to activate the dormant energy in the body.
Here are the steps that you should follow to perform the Prana Mudra:
- The Prana Mudra should ideally be performed while sitting down in meditative posture such as the Padma Asana (Lotus Pose) or while standing up straight in the Tada Asana or Mountain Pose. However, it can be performed any time that you need a quick pick-me-up.
- Keep your eyes closed and focus on your breath.
- Bring your hands up to your sides.
- Touch the tips of your ring finger and little finger to your thumb.
The index and middle finger should be pointed straight.
- Feel the life force as it rushes through your body.
- The Prana Mudra should be practiced for 15 to 30 minutes.
One of the primary benefits of the Prana Mudra is its ability to make you feel energized when you are fatigued or depressed. It also helps to strengthen the immune system and is good for the eyes.