The Brahmara Mudra is a hand gesture that benefits the mind and body. Learn about the Brahmara Mudra – what it is, how to do it, and the benefits you can expect.
Definition – What is Brahmara Mudra and its Meaning, References, and Mythology?
Let’s look at the meaning of the word Brahmara Mudra.
“Brahmara” is a Sanskrit word used to describe “Bee.”
Mudra is a Sanskrit word to describe “a Hand gesture or seal.”
However, according to some beliefs, it was named after the shape of this Mudra. It’s up to you to choose what you believe.
According to mythology, Brahmara Mudra is named after the Goddess of Bees, Goddess Brahmari. If you practice it, It brings positive vibrations, strength, and power of Goddess Brahmari. Positive Vibrations are believed to remove all the impurities away from our bodies. When you carry positive vibrations with you, it reflects into your personality. When a person gives positive vibes people love to stay around them. This is one of the strengths that you can acquire by practicing it. It is also practiced in various Indian classical dance forms. Indian dance forms use different Mudras. By practicing, a practitioner can gain many benefits.
It also stimulates the Crown Chakra. This Mudra activates our Crown Chakra.
It is one such sacred Mudra that can be practiced to alleviate problems caused by allergies. It has many benefits against allergic reactions. If somebody is prone to allergic reactions, they should try it out.
Allergies are caused by foreign materials that can harm our bodies. The allergic reactions can be considered a reaction to prevent such a thing from happening. Our bodies are designed to fight allergic reactions, but if we have a weak immune system, that possesses challenges. So, by practicing this Mudra, you can improve our body’s response, and it will easily tackle irritants or foreign materials. It improves the immunity of our body hence preventing allergic reactions.
The Gesture of the bee.
How to Do Brahmara Mudra?
- This Mudra doesn’t require you to perform while you are seated in any meditative posture, as this Mudra can be practiced in some Indian dance forms and asanas as well.
- So, it can be practiced while practicing a standing posture or Indian classical dance forms.
- However, if you wish to practice it to maximize the gains out of this Mudra, you should consider practicing it while seated in any comfortable meditative posture. There are different Meditative postures where you can sit for long periods, but you have to ensure good mobility around the Hip joints. To do so, sit comfortably in any meditative posture.
- Keep your neck and spine comfortably straight.
- Rest both of your palms comfortably on your knee. Palms facing upward towards the sky.
- Start to completely close your eyes.
- Now, join the tip of your middle finger with your thumb and gently join them without additional pressure.
- Curl your index fingers so they should touch the roots of your thumbs.
- Keep the remaining fingers extended so that they look distinctive from each other.
- Make sure to repeat the same on both of your hands.
- You can keep it on both knees (palms will remain facing upward towards the sky).
- Witness your Crown Chakra. Keep your maximum awareness of it.
- If you want to progress into the Mooladhara Chakra activation, you can even chant its Beeja Mantra, “Om.”
- Practice deep breathing.
- You can practice it with different dance forms and with various postures.
Brahmara Mudra Benefits
- It activates the Crown Chakra or the Sahastrara Chakra, which helps to activate more energy centers of your body. It improves our brain functioning.
- Positive Vibes not only help us to stay positive but also help others to stay positive around us. We give positive vibes to others. It improves our vibes.
- It helps to avoid common allergies such as body itching, sneezing, skin rashes, red patches, etc. It strengthens our body. You can get rid of allergies by practicing it.
- It strengthens our immunity system. It can even prevent common colds.
- It increases concentration as well.
Brahmara Mudra Precautions and Contraindications
Similar to all other Mudra practices, it has no side effects.
However, there are a few things to consider:
- If you experience difficulties sitting due to tight muscles, please use something under your hip region to elevate it a little.
- Avoid taking the wrong food items at the wrong time, as this Mudra aims to reduce the risk of allergies, and they can elevate the chances of it.
- Keep all the fingers in a comfortable position.
When and how long to do Brahmara Mudra?
- This Mudra can be practiced when you feel that you are having allergic reactions in your body.
- You can practice this if you want to activate your Crown Chakra.
Morning is the ideal time to do any yoga or Mudra. In the morning, at this time during the daytime, our brain is at its best. So, you are more likely to be able to concentrate easily. Therefore, you should practice this Mudra from 4 am and 6 am to get the most effective outcomes.
If you are having difficulty with this during the morning, you can do this Mudra later in the evening too.
Practicing this Mudra for a minimum of 20 minutes daily, as much as eight times, is recommended. Whether you wish to complete it in one stretch or two threes that last between 10 and 15 minutes, it’s up to you. Based on research, the best way to practice an exercise for at least 20 minutes is to get the best benefits of that particular Mudra.
Breathing in Brahmara Mudra
There are different types of breathing that we can practice with this Mudra. Out of which
- Thoracic Breathing can be practiced with this Mudra.
Visualization in Brahmara Mudra
Imagine that you are in a place full of positive vibrations. You experience these vibrations in your body. These vibrations surround you. They are nurturing you. You are not doing anything, just going with the flow.
cin Brahmara Mudra
While practicing this, Keep a positive intention. Start with:
“I am in love with the vibrations. Vibrations have created this entire world that I am a part of.”
The Brahmara Mudra is excellent for people suffering from tension headaches or stress. It can be done anytime, anywhere, and requires no props or equipment. The benefits of the Brahmara Mudra are many, but some of the most notable include reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality, and relieving pain. If you’re interested in learning more about this and other Mudras, we recommend our Mudras Certification Course. This course covers all 108 Mudras in detail and provides practical tips for incorporating them into your daily life.