Yoga Mudra has many beneficial effects.
Methodology of Yoga Mudra
- Assume the Padmasana position.
- Sit erect.
- Extend your arms behind the back.
- Firmly grasp the right wrist with your left hand.
- Breathe deeply.
- Gradually bend forward and downward your trunk and head over the heels from the hip joints.
- Slowly bring down towards the floor your shoulders, the upper as well as the lower portion of your chest.
- Finally gently rest your forehead on the floor.
- Completely relax the body.
- The posture should be maintained motionlessly and comfortably.
- Breathe rhythmically but deeply and slowly.
- Stretch forward a bit your head and trunk.
- Revert to the starting position.
- Repeat the asana alternating your legs.
Variation of Yoga Mudra
- From the Padmasana posture interlock the hands behind the back.
- Even as you exhale, bend forwards.
- Rest your forehead on the ground.
- Raise upwards the arms to their optimum levels.
- However, the arms will have to be kept straight behind your back.
- Your arms will act as a lever.
- The arms will also accentuate the stretch level of the chest and the shoulders
- Remain in this position for 10 seconds.
- While returning to the starting position, solely inhale.
- Lower the arms.
- Slowly return to the upright state.
- Release your fingerlock.
- Do the Yoga Mudra thrice.
- During each turn endeavor to raise the legs slowly.
Advantages of Yoga Mudra
- The entire spinal column gets stretched.
- The coccyx, the neck and the spinal column will become suppler.
- The muscles of the back are stretched.
- The spinal ligaments become suppler.