Asthma Mudra: Meaning, Benefits, and How to Do

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A comprehensive guide about Asthma Mudra, its benefits, and how to do it. This Mudra helps in controlling their breathing problems.

Definition – What is Asthma Mudra and its Meaning, References, and Mythology?

Regardless of age, asthma is the most common type of breathing disorder. It can affect the person physically and psychologically. Many factors can trigger an asthma attack, including emotions, viruses, and the environment.

Asthma Mudra is the most important Mudra for treating all breathing disorders.

It helps to clear impurities from our Nadis and removes any blockages in our lungs. This will help improve asthma’s respiratory system.

While many Mudras, such as Bronchial and Varun or Pushan, are equally effective in respiratory diseases, the most beneficial is Asthma Mudra.

Asthma Mudra involves bending your middle fingers to join your fingernails. Other fingers are left slightly apart and extended.

According to Ayurveda, any food that increases or aggravates the Vata or Kapha dosa will cause the airways to be constrictive. It causes breathing difficulty by interfering with airflow through the lungs.

The middle fingers represent the Akash, or space or ether element. This space is found within the body’s channel or NadisAsthma Mudra improves the functioning of the Nadis by clearing passages and allowing prana to flow more freely.

This Mudra stimulates the roots of the middle fingers, which are connected with the lungs, bronchial tubes, and chest. This stimulates the growth of the lungs and helps to eliminate any infection. This helps to relieve the symptoms.

How to Do Asthma Mudra?

  • You can sit in any position you like. 
  • In namaste, bring your palm close to your chest. However, the palms should not touch each other. 
  • Try to fold and press your middle fingers together and keep the fingers open. This position should be held for between 2 and 5 minutes. You can prolong it for up to 20 minutes later.
  • Next, use the Asthma Mudra until your breathing becomes normal. 
  • If you have severe asthma attacks, the Asthma Mudra & Bronchial Mudras should be done for at least 4 to 6 minutes. 
  • These Mudras can be used five times a day for a long-term remedy. Each one should be done for 5 minutes.

Asthma Mudra Benefits

  • Asthma Mudra activates points in the fingers and palms that correspond to the chest and lungs. It improves breathing by opening the chest and expanding your lungs.
  • Asthma Mudra is also known for its ability to reduce shortness of breath.
  • The respiratory muscles are relaxed by activating points in the middle fingers. This reduces symptoms such as asthma and heavy breathing. It prevents attacks of asthma.
  • Asthma Mudra can relax the bronchial tubes.  It clears away the congestion and mucous, allowing prana to flow freely. It aids in eliminating all harmful toxins.

Asthma Mudra Precautions and Contraindications

  • If you practice Asthma Mudra, follow a strict diet plan.
  • To strengthen your immunity, eat only fresh Satvik food, including ginger, clove, and turmeric.
  • Limit the intake of meat, eggs, and wheat.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid harsh environments and food habits that can irritate your lungs or windpipe.
  • Avoid antibiotic use.
  • Winters are the worst time to breathe through your mouth.

When and how long to do Asthma Mudra?

  • This Mudra is very beneficial for people having asthmatic conditions.
  • It is very beneficial for those who want to improve their lung functioning.

If you have an asthma attack, the Bronchial Mudra should be done for at least four to six minutes. Next, use the Asthma Mudra until your breathing becomes normal. These Mudras can be used five times a day for a long-term remedy. Each one should be done for five minutes.

Breathing in Asthma Mudra

  • Diaphragmic breathing is best with this Mudra.

Visualization in Asthma Mudra

Imagine a vast expanse of space, including the ocean, sky with clouds, and mountains. (You stand at the peak). This expansiveness can be carried into your heart area and lung area. Inhale and let the distances increase. Exhale and allow them to decrease again. This is the right proportion for you. Do the same for the people and duties you find oppressive.

Affirmation in Asthma Mudra

I let go of all that binds me, and now I can fully enjoy my freedom. I feel secure and safe in the divine light that gives me support.”

Conclusion

The Asthma Mudra is a hand gesture to help with asthma symptoms. The benefits of this Mudra are many, including helping to improve breathing and lung function and reducing inflammation. If you’re interested in learning more about mudras and their benefits, we offer a Mudras certification course that covers all 108 mudras. Try it today and see how this simple Mudra gesture can make a big difference.

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Divyansh Sharma
Divyansh is Yoga, Meditation & Kinesiology Teacher who has been practicing Yoga and Meditation Since 2011. The Idea of correlating Yoga with Modern Sciences fascinates him the most & to feed his curiosity, he keeps on exploring new things every day. He has accomplished a Master's in Yogic Sciences, E-RYT-200, and RYT-500.

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