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The heart is the epicentre of your body, which is why it is important to keep in best shape. We already know the benefits of yoga asanas for cardiovascular health, but it’s time to know about some mudras that can help in equal measure.
But before we get to the other details, let’s understand what mudras mean. It is a Sanskrit word that means ‘gesture’ — it guides your body to flow energy in a way that benefits your health. Practising these mudras regularly can keep your heart health in great condition.
Apart from some yoga asanas, here are a few mudras that make up the yoga for heart health repertoire. Take a look:
Also known as the sun or fire mudra, it is one of the easiest methods of redirecting the sun’s energy. Not many know that the thyroid hormone has a direct impact on heart function, blood vessels, and cholesterol levels. But practising surya mudra stimulates the metabolic functioning of the thyroid gland. In turn, this mudra helps to lower the levels of bad cholesterol, thereby reducing the chances of heart blockage.
You should perform the surya mudra before meals, twice a day for about 15-20 minutes.
Apana vayu mudra is in the category of therapeutic mudras that mainly help in healing heart-related diseases. It helps to prevent heart attacks as well as relieves heaviness in the heart. Besides, it also controls headache, anxiety, and panic, and can also improve digestive fire and lung capacity.
This mudra includes movement of the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers.
There is no specific time for it. However, you can practice the mudra every day for 30 minutes in the morning or evening.
The mudra is a powerful healing mantra that gives a lot of energy to the body. It helps to enhance willpower and improve self-esteem. Practicing this can help to keep your cardiac health in top condition.
Rudra mudra should be done for 20 minutes. Alternatively, it can be done for 10-12 minutes, twice a day.
This hand gesture is known to relieve stress and boost your mood, when practised regularly. This mudra is ideal for people with high cholesterol. Practicing ganesha mudra can strengthen your heart, improve blood circulation, and open up the heart chakra. All in all, it helps to regulate the functioning of the heart.
The benefits can be achieved, when practised on an empty stomach or early in the morning.
The prana Mudra is said to be one of the most prominent mudras, due to its ability to activate dormant energy in the body. It boosts the proper functioning of the lungs, energizes the heart, and improves blood circulation. Practicing this mudra can also enhance your immunity and eyesight.
Practice the mudra at your comfort anytime.
This was all about yoga mudras and the various benefits one can derive by performing them regularly. Isn’t yoga for heart health simple?