Introduction to Element Mudras
Particularly in times of uncertainty, practicing mudras is a great way to earth and ground yourself. We hope they support you beautifully.
Using the Prithivi mudra can eliminate an energy deficit in the root chakra, it intensifies the sense of smell and is good for the nails, skin, hair and bones. This mudra helps with feelings of insecurity, can help to cultivate feelings of inner stability and self assurance. It also stimulates the body temperature, the liver, and the stomach.
Benefits of the Surya Mudra include increasing heat in the body, improving metabolism, and promoting weight loss. It also strengthens the eyes and improves the vision; it enables heat balance in the body and increases the fire element; it improves appetite and digestion; and acts as an energy booster.
Practicing this mudra helps with skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis, disorders related to the bladder or kidneys, dehydration, digestive issues like indigestion and constipation, and an accumulation of mucous in the body. Varuna mudra is also beneficial for dry mouth, dry eyes, dry skin and dry hair, as well as a loss of taste and other tongue disorders.
Vayu mudra prevents “wind” (meaning flatulence), and a sensation of fullness, in all parts of the body. Ayurvedic medicine assumes that there are 51 types of wind in the body that produce numerous disorders, including gout, sciatica, flatulence, rheumatism, and trembling in the hands, throat and head (such as in Parkinson’s Disease). Using this mudra is believed to calm a stressed nervous system and soothe the mind and help pain management.