Kashyapa Mudra: Its Meaning, Benefits, and How to Do

This yoga mudra helps in fitness and optimizing the digestion system. It also reduces pain in the joints of the body. What is Kashyapa Mudra ? How to do it? Find out here.

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What is Kashyapa Mudra ? Its Meaning, References, and Mythology

Kashyapa Mudra is a type of Samyukta Hasta Mudra, Hand gesture or seal/lock. Samyukta Mudras are those Mudras that involve assuming the same Mudra in both hands.

To give you a correct perspective, this Mudra is named after one of the greatest Sages, Kashyapa. He is believed to have immense knowledge, and he is believed to be a symbol of positivity.

This Mudra follows his principles, and therefore, it is believed to help overcome negativity. It is thought that this Mudra practice brings positivity and blocks all negative energies. We all have a subtle energy barrier that protects us from any external point; power is believed to be why we sometimes do not experience other person’s abilities until we meet them for a slightly more extended period. This energy is beneficial in protecting us from negative energies around us. After practicing this Mudra, our energy barrier strengthens to protect us from negative energies. The more you practice this Mudra, the lesser you will experience negativity.

So, it is also believed to share some similarities with that of a tortoise. A tortoise carries a shield to protect him from any attack or danger. Similarly, after practicing this Mudra, we make a shield to protect ourselves from negative energies.

Did you witness a meeting or maybe some gathering where you met people who talk negative things all the time but somehow, even after being with them, you still manage to have somewhat contradictory or positive thoughts? Yes, that is because of the energy barrier that you have. It protects you from negative influence, a power only a few have.

How to Practice Kashyapa Mudra?

  • This Mudra can be practiced while holding different postures, which can be practiced while you are in a standing or seated stance. If you feel it is right for you to do so.
  • However, like most other Mudras, to gain maximum benefits from this Mudra, start by sitting in any comfortable meditative posture (Sukhasana, Padmasana, or Swastikasana). Whichever stance you find comfortable while sitting is okay. Keep your spinal health in mind.
  • Keep your neck and spine comfortably erect.
  • Place both hands on your knees while your palms are facing upward towards the sky.
  • Place your thumb in between the middle and the ring finger.
  • Now, curl all your fingers and pull your thumb out; it would seem as if your thumbs are piercing the fists.
  • Make sure to repeat this on both of your hands.
  • Now, gently join the tip of your index finger and the tip of your thumb in both hands.
  • Try to concentrate on the Vishuddhi Chakra or the Throat Chakra.
  • Witness your inner self.
  • Inhale deeply and exhale completely.
  • You can even chant different Mantras, especially all those mantras that help keep negative energies away from us.
  • You can practice it with different Pranayama and various meditation techniques such as Humming Bee Pranayam (Bhamri Pranayama) & Surya Bhedi Pranayam (the Right Nostril Breathing).

Benefits of Kashyapa Mudra

  • This Mudra promotes positivity inside the body.
  • By practicing this Mudra, one can fight all signs of negativity. This strengthens the energy barrier around us, which helps to keep all the negativity away from us. It doesn’t let negativity hinder our positivity.
  • This Mudra also helps to enhance one’s power to grasp things quickly, especially all the valuable pieces of information.
  • It improves your aura; people admire your presence.
  • It improves the quality of your life.
  • It improves coordination between different parts of the brain.
  • It promotes the smooth functioning of the brain.

Precautions and Contraindications of Kashyapa Mudra

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

However, there are a few things to consider.

  • Have patients if you want to achieve a good result.
  • Do not strain your finger or do not put any excessive pressure on your finger while practicing it.
  • Keep your spine comfortably erect.

When and How long to do Kashyapa Mudra?

  • This Mudra can be practiced to overcome all the signs of negativities.
  • You can practice this Mudra if you want to promote your aura.
  • Practicing this Mudra can help those who have to stay around negative people in a hostile environment.
  • if you want to achieve a more excellent state in meditation, consider practicing it.

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 30-40 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 Kashyapa Mudra

There are different breathing techniques that we can practice with this Mudra.

  • Abdominal Breathing
  • Yogic Breathing (Abdominal Breathing, Thoracic Breathing & Clavicle breathing.)

Visualization in Kashyapa Mudra

Visualize yourself as a torch that is surrounded by darkness.

Whatever happens, your flame remains steady and unaffected.

The darkness doesn’t have any control over you.

Affirmation of Kashyapa Mudra

While practicing this, Keep a positive intention. Start with: I do not fear the darkness; I do not fear negativity.

Conclusion

The Kashyapa mudra is an incredibly beneficial hand gesture that can be used to improve a variety of aspects of your life. It’s simple to do and easy to learn, so we encourage you to add it to your practice today. If you want even more information on the benefits and how to do the Kashyapa mudra, be sure to check out our mudra certification course. In this course, we have detailed all 108 mudras and their unique benefits for mind and body.

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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