Learn about Rudra mudra which is a powerful healing hand gestures that you can use in your daily routine. It will help calm your mind and body from the inside.
What is Rudra Mudra? Its Meaning, References, and Mythology
Many names have been given to Shiva in the yogic tradition. Some traditions of yoga refer to Shiva as Adi Yoga, the first yogi known who is the ultimate source of strength.
Shiva shared many yoga practices that could be used by a seeker to increase or accumulate all his body’s power in one location. These practices can be practiced in yoga asana or Pranayama. However, the most effective method is the Mudras of Yoga.
One such yoga Mudra is Rudra Mudra. It is well-known to increase the element of fire and earth in the body. This will increase your overall strength.
Rudra Mudra, a powerful healing Mudra, gives the body a lot of energy.
The Earth element is the dominant element within the human body. This element is the main source of strength within the body. This Mudra increases earth elements in the body. This Mudra results in a strong, healthy, and energetic body.
Rudra Mudra is a combination of the thumb (fire element), index finger (air element), and ring finger. This connection creates a powerful combination of fire, earth, and air elements in our bodies. This Mudra keeps us physically and mentally fit.
Rudra Mudra, the ruler of the third Chakra (or fire center) in our bodies, is Rudra Mudra. This Mudra, which rules the body’s fire center, is called ” The gesture to strength.”
Many yogis also perform this Mudra to stimulate the solar plexus and gain strength and self-control.
Alternate name of Rudra Mudra
A powerful healing Mudra.
How to Practice Rudra Mudra?
- You can start by sitting in any yoga pose that you like, such as Padmasana or Vajrayana. You can also practice it standing if you’re not comfortable sitting down.
- Now close your eyes and concentrate on the in and out movement of your breath. This will allow you to generate awareness.
- Keep your spine comfortably erect.
- Your index and ring fingers should be folded towards your thumb.
- Now, touch your index and ring fingers together with your thumb.
- The remaining fingers should be extended as far as possible.
- This can be done with both hands.
- Place your hands on the upper thighs of your thighs, but don’t alter your fingers’ position.
- You can add Beeja Mantra Ram (pronounced Rahm) to improve concentration.
Benefits Of Rudra Mudra
- It stimulates the Third Chakra (Solar Plexus/ Manipura Chakra). The center of vitality, fire, and life in the body is called the Solar plexus. Rudra Mudra (third chakra) is directly linked to the Solar plexus. This Mudra also stimulates the root chakra.
- Longevity, greater self-confidence, and willpower.
- Concentration is key.
- Improved eating habits and prevention of eating disorders (food addictions).
- Avoid Dullness and Dizziness, the flow of elemental energy to the head area is decreased due to the absence of the earth element. This causes people to feel tired, weighed down, and dizzy. Rudra Mudra improves the body’s earth element, which helps to prevent such symptoms of illness. This gives us energy and refreshment.
- Stomach-related Problems Preventable
- Rudra Mudra is a practice that produces heat in the body. This is a great way to burn fat and remove impurities.
- Apart from all these benefits, regular Rudra Mudra practice improves eyesight, keeps the heart healthy, and increases concentration power
Precautions and Contraindications of Rudra Mudra
To get safer and better results, you need to follow the steps below.
- For better prana flow, keep your spine straight.
- Comfortable clothes are best. Uncomfortable clothes can make it hard to focus.
- Don’t press down on your fingers. Be gentle with your fingers.
- To help you concentrate more, please do this Mudra at a quiet location.
- Please refrain from having too much Kapha.
When and How long to do Rudra Mudra?
- You can perform this Mudra to balance the Earth element inside your body.
- It can also be practiced to improve the healing power of our body.
Rudra Mudra can be performed at any time, although there is no perfect time. However, it is better to do it in the morning. A fresh start in the morning is better for concentration.
Rudra Mudra should be performed more than 20 minutes per day. It can be done six times per day for five minutes.
Research 2 suggests that a Mudra lasting more than 20 minutes will yield the best results.
Breathing in Rudra Mudra
You can start this Mudra practice with
- Diaphragmic Breathing, helps to accelerate the process of healing.
Visualization in Rudra Mudra
Imagine a blank canvas in your mind. You can draw a wheel using charcoal. The hub’s shape is a square. The hub’s center is a yellow dot. Inhale and let the yellow dot face your face. It will grow larger and shinier as you inhale. When you exhale let the yellow dot diminish and then return to its center. Keep your focus on the center.
Affirmations in Rudra Mudra
I find peace in my center and draw strength from it.
The Rudra Mudra is a powerful healing mudra that should be practiced regularly to experience its benefits. If you are interested in learning more about the Rudra Mudra and how to practice it, we offer a mudra certification course that will teach you everything you need to know. In addition, 108 different mudras can be used for various purposes.