Benefits and Steps of Surya Mudra

Mudras are hand gestures that are an important part of ancient Indian culture.

They feature prominently in Hindu and Buddhist religious ceremonies and are also incorporated in traditional Indian dance forms.


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Mudras are said to work on the balance of the five elements within the boy and they help to alter this balance in order to achieve specific ends. Surya is the Sanskrit word for the Sun and the Surya Mudra is so called because it increases the element of fire in the body.


  1. Stand or sit up straight.
  2. Hold your hands out in front of you.
  3. Bend the ring finger of each hand so that its tip touches the mound of your thumb.
  4. Press down on your ring finger with your thumb.

  5. Ensure that the other fingers are spread out straight.
  6. The Surya Mudra can be practiced for 45 minutes at a stretch or this can be divided into three sessions of 15 minutes each.


  • There are a number of benefits of per forming the Surya Mudra.
  • This Mudra helps to heat the body and raises the metabolism.
  • Thus, it is an excellent posture for those who want to lose weight.
  • It can also be used to treat common colds.
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