Kalesvara Mudra: Meaning, Benefits, and How to Do

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The Kalesvara Mudra is a hand gesture with multiple benefits. Learn what it is, how to do it, and its many benefits.

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

Kalesvara Mudra is a type of Hasta Mudra or hand gesture/seal. To simplify the meaning of Kalesvara Mudra, let’s divide it into simple words.

Kalesvara is made of two words:

Kal (Kaal) + Ishwara

The word “Kaal” stands for “time.” And the Word “Ishwara” can be translated into “God.” This brings us to the conclusion that the word “Kalesvara” means God of Time, and

The word “Mudra” stands for hand gesture/seal.

Kalesvara Mudra is believed to bring control over the mind.

Kalesvara Mudra is best known for its rehabilitation properties. It helps to get rid of any addiction that you have. As we know, excess of anything can be harmful, and if you are addicted to something that stops you from your simple day-to-day life tasks, it has become an addiction. People addicted to anything should try it to get rid of it. Quitting addiction many times is not an easy process. It starts from the mind. First, you have to convince your body to fight the addiction. And later on, you must fight relapses to avoid the addiction from taking over you again. Especially the urges our mind produces to consume the thing we are addicted to. This Mudra helps to control the mind.

It also increases memory retention power. If you struggle to find your watch or remember the name of your colleagues, then you should practice this Mudra.

It channelizes the flow of Prana energy into our body as well. Sometimes, we know that we need to get up and go to work, but we do not have the energy to do the same. This could mean that we are lacking Prana’s energy. Practicing this Mudra will increase the flow of Prana inside the body.

Many of us take our lives for granted, which should not happen. According to Hindu Mythology, a soul can take uncountable reincarnations before it finally reincarnates into a human body. So, while we have a human body, we should do something for this society for the people around us and should follow our Dharma (One’s Duty). This Mudra clarifies our intention and gives us a positive attitude toward life. It brings a positive attitude toward life.

Alternate Name of Kalesvara Mudra

Mudra for monkey-mind.

How to Do Kalesvara Mudra?

  • This Mudra can be practiced while holding different postures such as Vakrasana (Twisting Pose), Mastyendrasana (Lord of fishes pose), and other different postures if you are comfortable doing so.
  • However, you can practice it while sitting in comfortable meditative postures (such as Sukhasana, Padmasana, or Swastikasana). Make sure you do not experience any backache.
  • Keep your neck and spine comfortably erect.
  • Rest both of your palms comfortably on your knees. Palms facing upward towards the sky.
  • Gently close your eyes.
  • Bring your palms together in Namaste or Anjali Mudra at the heart center or chest.
  • Now, part your palms a little and join the tip of your thumbs while your thumbs should remain extended and should point downward.
  • Now, curl all of your fingers so that it should resemble a heart, which means that the first joints of your fingers and nails should be joined.
  • After doing so, extend your middle fingers and join their fingertips gently.
  • Open up your elbows.
  • Inhale slowly and exhale gently.
  • Witness your inner self.
  • You can practice it with different Pranayama and various meditation techniques, such as Bhastrika Pranayama and Kapalbhati Pranayama.

Kalesvara Mudra Benefits

  • It helps to get rid of any addictions that you have.
  • It gives control over the mind. As we know mind is very hard to control but by practicing this Mudra, you can gain control over the mind.
  • This Mudra brings a positive attitude toward life. It inspires you to do more.
  • It activates the Third eye chakra.
  • It brings positivity to your body.
  • Practicing this Mudra can help to control our senses.
  • This Mudra also helps to increase concentration power.
  • It also calms the Monkey Mind.

Kalesvara Mudra Precautions and Contraindications

Similar to all other Mudra practices, it has no side effects.

However, there are a few things to consider:

  • Those with an imbalanced Vayu (air) element should practice it in moderation.
  • Do not firmly press your fingers against each other. They should be slightly touching each other and not put excessive pressure.
  • Keep your spine comfortably erect.

When and how long to do Kalesvara Mudra?

  • This Mudra can be practiced if you want to awaken your Third eye chakra.
  • If you are addicted to something, it has started to hamper your day-to-day life.
  • You can practice this if you want to a greater state in meditation.
  • If you want to control your sensory organs, which constantly chase their food.

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 10-20 minutes daily 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 Kalesvara Mudra

There are different types of breathing that we can practice with this Mudra. Which, you can start with:

  • Kumbhak (Breath retention): Make sure to practice Kumbhak (Breath retention or hold) while practicing Pranayamas.

Visualization in Kalesvara Mudra

  • Visualize that you are in a place where there is no time.
  • Everything has stopped, but you are free.
  • You are not bound by time.
  • You have time to do everything that you want.
  • Visualize how you can utilize this.

Affirmation in Kalesvara Mudra

While practicing this, Keep a positive intention. Start with:

I am not bound by time. I can bend my time according to my will.”

Conclusion

The Kalesvara Mudra is a Mudra or gesture often used in yoga and meditation. It helps to break old patterns and habits. The benefits of the Kalesvara Mudra are numerous; it can help to improve concentration, reduce stress and anxiety, generate feelings of calm and peace, and much more. If you’re interested in learning more about this Mudra and others like it, check out our Mudras Certification Course. This course contains all 108 Mudras, provides detailed instructions on how to do each one correctly, and discusses the benefits of each Mudra in depth.

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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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