The Matangi Mudra has many health benefits. Learn more about the meaning of this Mudra, how to do it and how you can incorporate it into your daily routine.
Definition – What is Matangi Mudra and its Meaning, References, and Mythology?
Matangi Mudra is a sacred hand gesture named after the Hindu Goddess Matangi. According to Hindu mythology, there are 10 cosmic wisdom tantric goddesses. 9th of which is Goddess Matangi.
Matangi Mudra is a type of Hasta Mudra that is a Hand gesture or seal. So, similar to other Mudras, you can practice this while sitting in a meditative pose or practicing some asana in which you feel comfortable.
This Mudra helps in the manifestation of desires. It is also believed that if you practice this Mudra, you can win over your opponents. This Mudra is also known to improve the breathing cycle. It removes stress. Matangi also helps to remove obstacles that we carry in our minds.
Matangi Mudra strengthens the breathing cycle, especially around the Solar Plexus Chakra of our body.
If somebody is having issues with the digestive system, then they should seek relief through this Mudra.
How to Do Matangi Mudra?
- To perform this Mudra, you must first sit comfortably in any comfortable meditative pose.
- Bring your hands close to the Navel Centre (Solar Plexus).
- Now interlace all of your fingers.
- Slowly extend your middle fingers and gently press them against each other.
- The remaining fingers will remain bent and relaxed.
- Now slowly, start to breathe deeper and deeper with every passing breath.
- Observe the movement of your stomach (Navel) with every passing breath.
- Make sure you are not putting any pressure on your stomach.
- Try to redirect your entire energy toward the Solar plexus (Navel).
- Observe the state of your body and mind.
- You can also add a mantra, “Om Matangayi Namah” to it.
Matangi Mudra Benefits
- Practicing this Mudra can help to improve the digestive response of your body. Throughout the Mudra, we should focus on the solar plexus. This brings our entire awareness toward the navel and the digestive system. So, the flow of Prana & Blood increases, promoting the digestive system.
- Matangi Mudra also helps to improve our nervous system responses. It stimulates the hypothalamus, which in turn stimulates the pituitary gland.
- It improves body-to-mind connection.
- It gives stability both mentally as well as physically.
- It helps to improve gallbladder functioning.
- Relaxes the jaw muscles.
- This helps to achieve inner harmony.
Matangi Mudra Precautions and Contraindications
Similar to other Hasta Mudras (hand gestures), it has no side effects.
However, a few things should be kept under consideration:
- Do not put excessive pressure on your fingers.
- Do not put any pressure on your navel while practicing this Mudra.
- Mudras are there to ease your pain, not to put any strain on your finger or your wrists. So, while practicing Hasta Mudras, try to be aware that you do not put any strain on any part of your hands.
- After practicing this Mudra, observe the state of your mind and return to your conscious self slowly and gently.
- Don’t rush. Take your full time to observe every subtle change.
When and how long to do Matangi Mudra?
- Practicing this Mudra improves our nervous system responses. It stimulates the hypothalamus, which in turn stimulates the pituitary gland. So, it can be practiced by those who want to balance their hormones.
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 20-40 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 Matangi Mudra
You can practice different types of breathing along with this Mudra. However, you can start with the
Visualization in Matangi Mudra
Visualize that whatever you want in your life has been manifested. Imagine how happy you are. Visualize what you are going to do next.
Affirmation in Matangi Mudra
While practicing this, Keep a positive intention starting with:
“I have a healthy stomach, healthy mind, and body.”
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