Samana Vayu Mudra – Hand gesture for Samana Flow

Samana Vayu Mudra

Samana Vayu Mudra is a hand mudra or gesture in yoga, used for improving digestion and assimilation. In Ayurveda, the thumb represents the fire element, the middle finger indicates space element and the index finger, the air element, ring finger indicates earth element and the little finger indicates water element. Samana Vayu mudra brings together these five elements, which is said to give therapeutic benefits.

Udana Vayu Mudra – Hand Gesture for Udana Flow

Udana Vayu Hand Mudra

Udana Vayu Mudra is a hand mudra or gesture used for improving speech, respiratory system and the thyroid. In Ayurveda, the thumb represents the fire element, the middle finger indicates space element and the index finger, the air element and the ring finger indicates earth element. Udana Vayu mudra brings together these four elements, which is said to give therapeutic benefits.

Vyana Vayu Mudra – Hand Gesture for Vyana Flow

Vyana Vayu Hand Mudra

Vyana Vayu Mudra is a hand mudra or gesture used for improving blood circulation and regulating blood pressure. In Ayurveda, the thumb represents the fire element, the middle finger indicates space element and the index finger, the air element. Vyana Vayu mudra brings together these three elements, which is said to give therapeutic benefits.

Apana Vayu Mudra – Hand Gesture for Apana Flow

Apana Vayu Hand Mudra

Apana Vayu Mudra is a hand mudra or gesture used for improving health of the small and large intestine and related organs of elimination. In Ayurveda, the thumb represents the fire element, the middle finger indicates space element and the ring finger the earth element. Apana Vayu mudra brings together these three elements, which is said to give therapeutic benefits.

Prana Vayu Mudra – Hand Gesture for Prana Flow

Prana Vayu Hand Mudra

Prana Vayu Mudra is a hand mudra or gesture used for improving vitality and immunity. In Ayurveda, the thumb represents the fire element, the little finger the water element and the ring finger the earth element. Prana Vayu mudra brings together these three elements, which is said to give therapeutic benefits.

Pancha Prana Vayu – The Five Energy Flows

Pancha Prana - The Five Vital Energies

Pancha Prana Vayus or the five energy flows, enables the body and its organs to function. Essentially, the Pancha Prana Vayus are responsible for the entire physiology of the human system.

Supta Udarakarshanasana – Lying Abdominal Stretch Pose

SUPTA UDARAKARSHANASANA

Supta Udarakarshanasana or the lying abdominal stretch pose improves digestion and is gives flexibility of the spine. In Sanskrit, Supta means lying down or sleeping, Udara means abdomen, Akarshan means pull or stretch and Asana is a pose.

Pratyahara – Internalizing the Mind in Yoga

PRATYAHARA - INTERNALIZING THE MIND

Pratyahara or the method of internalizing the mind is the 5th step in the 8-step Ashtanga Yoga of Maharishi Patanjali. Yoga Sutras talk of Asana or postures for steadying the body and Pranayama for stabilizing and controlling the breath, mind and senses. These practices lead to a state of withdrawal of senses also known as Pratyahara which prepares the mind for practice of meditation.

Mandukasana – The Frog Pose

MANDUKASANA

Mandukasana or the Frog Pose tones all the organs in the abdomen and is excellent for diabetes. In Sanskrit, Manduk means frog and Asana means a pose. In the final position, the posture resembles a frog. Mandukasana has many variations, but here we mention the most popular version.

21 Day Water Fast and its Benefits

21 DAY WATER FAST

21 Day (Three-Week) water fast is classified under long term fasts and should be attempted only by those who are familiar with shorter one week or a 10-day water fasts. To do a long term fast, one has to understand the science of fasting from the medical viewpoint.