Benefits and Steps of Prithvi Mudra

Yoga Mudras are a set of hand gestures that help to focus and balance the five elements that exist within the human body. The Prithvi Mudra is so called because it helps to equalize the element of Prithvi or earth within the body.

This Mudra is also said to activate the Root Chakra.



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Here are the steps of Prithvi Mudra:

  1. The Prithvi Mudra can be performed while sitting down in the Padma Asana (Lotus Pose) or Sukha Asana (Easy Pose) or while standing up straight in the Tada Asana (Mountain Pose).
  2. Touch the tip off the ring finger of each hand to the tip of the thumb. The rest of the fingers should be pointing straight.
  3. Hold this position for some time.


  • The benefits of Prithvi Mudra are many and the pose can be practiced by almost everybody.

  • It helps to balance the different elements inside of the body.
  • The Prithvi Mudra also helps to strengthen the body and alleviates fatigue.
  • It also helps to open the mind and frees it from irrational prejudices and beliefs.
  • Practicing this Mudra also helps to foster self-confidence and belief in the self.
  • One of the prime benefits of the Prithvi Mudra is that it helps those who are seeking spirituality.
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