Mahashirsha Mudra

Mahashirsha Mudra is a powerful hand Gesture that is for headache and tension relief. Whether you are suffering from sinus, migraines, or regular eye strain, you can try performing the Mahasirs Mudra or the great head Mudra.

Mahashirsha Mudra is one of the hand gestures performed in a meditative posture. It is also used to improve circulation, relieve stress, and eliminate mucus congestion in the sinuses.

Get to know all the relieving effects of Mahasirs mudra.

Mahashirsha Mudra Meaning

Mahasirs Mudra is apparent with one look into its etymology:

  • “Maha” refers to “great”
  • “Siris” means “head”
  • “Mudra” is a “gesture or seal”

Hence the name is also translated as “Gesture of the great head”.

How to Do Mahasirs Mudra for Headache

  • Practicing Mahashirsha mudra is not a difficult task.
  • To practice this mudra, first Sit in a cross-legged comfortable pose Sukhasana (easy pose), Padmasana (lotus pose), etc.
  • If you have any problem with cross-legged you can sit comfortably in your chair and take a deep breath and exhale through your nose. Keep shoulders loose.
  • Place your palms on your thighs and your face should be towards the ceiling.
  • Now lift the thumb, forefinger, and middle finger of both your hands together. Now place your ring finger on your palm and spread your little finger.
  • Assume this gesture on both hands.
  • Gently inhale and then exhale slowly.
  • Stay in this state for at least 4 to 5 minutes and take deep breaths.
  • You can repeat this mudra throughout the day as and when needed.

Duration of Mahashirsha mudra

  • Practicing mudra is not a great challenge, rather it can be practiced standing, sitting, or lying down on a bed whenever.
  • No particular time duration for the mudra. But this mudra should be done in the morning so that the energy of the sun can be absorbed into your body. Of course, All mudra is very effective when you do the mudras between 4-6 AM.
  • You can do this mudra three times a day for 8 minutes to 25 minutes. To an excellent, the best, and most efficient results, make sure you practice regularly for two months.

Benefits of Mahashirsha Mudra

  • The Mahashirsha mudra plays an important role in relaxing the eyes. Sitting in this posture with eyes closed for some time reduces all the thoughts going on in the mind as well as reduces eye strain.
  • Mahashirsha Mudra can be practiced to cure sinus pain. Sinus can also cause headaches. Practicing this mudra also provides relief from headaches due to sinus.
  • Mahashirsha Mudra helps to concentrate and ultimately reach a meditative state.
  • Also beneficial in reducing physical tension disorders around the face, jaw, and eyes due to headaches arising from mental tension.


Relieve tension in the eyes, neck, back, and pelvis as well as the effects of sinus or digestive congestion with this stress-relieving practice of Mahashirsa Mudra.


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