Benefits and Steps of Vayu Mudra

Vayu means air and the Vayu Mudra helps to regulate the element of air inside the body.

Yoga mudras are specific hand gestures that help to channel the flow and balance off the different elements inside the body.


Here are the steps of Vayu Mudra:


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  1. Press the tip of each index finger onto the mound of your thumb.
  2. Fold your thumb so that it presses down lightly on the bent index finger.
  3. The other fingers should be held straight.
  4. Perform this Mudra for as long as the problem that you are trying to alleviate persists. It can also be practiced for 15 minutes every day to prevent problems relating to the imbalance of the air element inside the body from cropping up.


  • The Vayu Mudra helps to balance the air inside the body.
  • Thus, the benefits of the Vayu Mudra extend to problems such as flatulence and joint pain related to rheumatism, sciatica, arthritis, or gout.
  • This Mudra is also said to help with the uncontrollable tremors experienced by those suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
  • If you feel uneasy after a meal, you should practice the Vayu Mudra while seated in the Vajra Asana (Diamond Pose).
  • It can also be used for pain management for the victims of polio.
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