Mukula Mudra: Meaning, Benefits, and How to Do

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The Mukula Mudra is an ancient symbol of good fortune that brings peace and calmness. Discover the meaning of Mukula Mudra, its benefits for your body and mind, and how to do it.

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

Mukula Mudra is one of the Mudras which helps to maintain the balance between all five elements in the body that is: Jal (Water), Vayu (Air), Agni (Fire), Prithvi (Earth), and Akash (Space). Mukula Mudra is also known as Samana Mudra. It is a type of Hasta Mudra or hand gesture/ seal. It is a very simple gesture.

Various other names have been historically used to describe this Mudra, such as Tri-Dosha Nashak Mudra. In the Tri-Dosha Nashak Mudra, “Tri-Dosha stands for all three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. “Nashak means to remove or to obliterate. So, this Mudra is also believed to remove all the problems caused by the Tri-Doshas.

While practicing this Mudra, all the elements represented by the different fingers come together.

This Mudra can be used at the places of the body where you feel that you have some weakness or tightness. For this, you have to place this Mudra on the part of the affected body, which will help to heal it. It is believed that as this Mudra concentrates energy to a single point, it works exactly like a laser which concentrates a beam of energy to a single point to heal the body and its affected parts. So, next time you experience pain or tightness in a particular part, you can try practicing Mukula Mudra.

According to some healers, if you practice this Mudra and place it on the affected parts of the body, it increases the electrical signals around that part, which helps to heal. These healers believed that most problems caused in any part of the body are generally related to weak electrical signals. Somewhere Prana’s concept is quite similar to this theory.

According to these healers, you can maximize the benefits by correctly implementing electric signals. To do the same, you can start by applying this Mudra in the right sequence as prescribed by the healers: Start with Lungs first, then go for the Liver and gallbladder, and after that, the spleen and pancreas then kidneys, bladder, and intestines, respectively.

Alternate Names of Mukula Mudra

Samana Mudra, Tri-Dosha Nashak Mudra.

How to Do Mukula Mudra?

  • Although you can practice this while practicing any comfortable posture doesn’t matter if it is sitting, standing, or supine lying posture.
  • However, to achieve the maximum result and proper concentration, we should practice it in a comfortable meditative posture.
  • We will start by sitting in any comfortable meditative posture, for example, Vajrasana (Thunderbolt Pose), Padmasana (Lotus Pose), & Swastikasana (Auspicious Pose).
  • The neck and spine should be comfortably erect.
  • Entire awareness should be focused on the breath.
  • Place your hands comfortably on your knees.
  • Keep your palms facing upward towards the sky.
  • Now, in both hands, join all your fingers and then join your thumb-tips with them so that your thumbs should touch the fingertips of all the fingers.
  • Keep the remaining fingers comfortably bent. But don’t forget to be gentle with yourself.
  • You can bring your hands so that your left hand will be placed slightly above the navel and the right one below it. They should be covering each other with their palms without touching each other, it should almost feel like the left hand is pouring and the right one is receiving.
  • Slowly & comfortably close your eyes.
  • Bring your awareness to the breath and breath as deeply as you can
  • Now, if you feel comfortable, you can add om mantra chanting as well for deeper concentration or you can practice various Pranayamas and meditations with it.

Mukula Mudra Benefits

mukula mudra benefits
  • It helps to balance all three Doshas: Kapha, Vata, and Pitta. So, many of the problems associated with Tri-Doshas imbalances can be cured or prevented.
  • It makes us more grounded.
  • It helps to direct the energy to a point where it is needed, just like a laser.
  • It helps to keep the body’s organs healthy and active by electrically recharging them.
  • It helps to bring a glow to your face.
  • According to some beliefs, it can cure every disease.
  • It can help to regain the lost power/ energy.

Mukula Mudra Precautions and Contraindications

mukula mudra precautions

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

However, there are a few things to consider:

  • Do not firmly press your finger against each other. They should be slightly touching each other and not put excessive pressure.
  • Do not confuse its benefits with Gyan Mudra.
  • Keep your spine comfortably erect.

When and how long to do Mukula Mudra?

  • This Mudra can be practiced whenever you feel you are lacking focus. Especially those days when you feel dull. You feel that you lack courage and energy.
  • If you feel that there are imbalances in your body that the Tri-Doshas have caused.
  • If you feel your organ is not working at its full strength.

Morning is the ideal time to do any yoga or Mudra. In the morning, 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 hours, 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 Mukula Mudra

  • You can practice Yogic Breathing with it. When you inhale, let the belly and chest come out and when you exhale, let the belly & chest relax comfortably in.

Visualisation in Mukula Mudra

  • Visualize that your hands hold the power to heal.
  • Visualize that your fingertips are shining in green color.
  • Wherever you touch it, it will repair itself. This green energy is transmitted to affected organs and heals them from within.

Affirmation in Mukula Mudra

I am healing myself, and I am getting healed.”

Conclusion

The Mukula Mudra is a powerful tool that can be used to improve your health and well-being. This Mudra’s numerous benefits include improved digestion, reduced anxiety, and increased energy levels. Check out our Mudras Certification Course if you’re interested in learning more about mudras and their benefits. In it, you’ll learn all about 108 different mudras and how they can be used to improve your health and well-being.

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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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