Vajra mudra is an essential part of Yogic mudras that helps balance the five elements by enhancing smooth energy flow.
The powerful hand gesture of Vajra is said to have ‘Spiritual steadfastness’. In fact, the index finger in the Vajra represents the fiery thunderbolt that can transform ignorance into knowledge. Hence this mudra is also called “Bodhiangi Mudra”.
It helps stimulates blood circulation in the body and allows relief from vertigo and discomfort caused by low blood pressure. Apart from this, it feels the surge of pranic energy in the body.
Vajra is the weapon of Lord Indra and Vajra is said to be the weapon of the Hindu deity Indra. It has qualities like the qualities of Vajra’s weapon. As for its properties, the Vajra Mudra is a very simple yet powerful hand gesture of the fiery thunderbolt. You will be able to increase pranic energy and relieve fatigue with the practice of Vajra Mudra. The main cause of fatigue is anxiety or physical and mental exertion. By doing Vajra Mudra, you can avoid fatigue as well as many other problems. Because the strongest Nadi in the body is the Vajra Nadi and Vajra Mudra provides energy to the Vajra Nadi.
There are five elements present in our body fingers from which our body is made. There is the fire in the thumb, the air in the index finger, the sky in the medium, the earth in the ring finger, and the water in the Kanishka. They are also called acupressure points of the body.
In addition to Yoga, the Vajra hand gesture is a part of rituals and mythological symbols for various religious traditions.
Steps to do Vajra Mudra (Gesture of the fiery thunderbolt)
This yogic hand gesture is performed by the small, ring, and middle finger. The small finger is the symbol of the water element that protects the body from diseases caused by water. The ring finger is the symbol of the earth. The middle finger is the symbol of the sky, and the thumb is the symbol of the fire element. When these four elements combine, the Vajra Nadi (energy channels) is strongest in a human’s body. It can practice anytime and anywhere. There are some simple steps that will explain how to do this Vajra Hasta Mudra.
- To perform this; firstly come in any comfortable sitting yoga position such as Padmasana, Siddhasana, Swastikasana, Vajrasana, etc., and place your hands on the knee on the lap.
- If you do not comfortable sitting in the above yoga poses, you should sit straight in a chair or against a wall support.
- Close your eyes and take some deep breaths with the awareness of the breathing process.
- keeping the palm facing up, bend your small, middle, and ring fingers towards the palm, and tap the tips of all three fingers to the tip of the thumb.
- Extend your index finger straight pointing outward should be kept extended as much as possible.
- Remove all thoughts from the mind and bring your awareness only to OM.
- it should be practiced with both hands simultaneously.
- In addition, should be tongue back & up and pressed the palate.
- Practice this gesture for 20 minutes at a stretch every day or for 5-7 minutes three times a day.
You can also practice this Mudra by standing in Tadasana Yoga (Mountain pose).
Benefits of Vajra Mudra
It is believed Vajra mudra has a lot of spiritual, mental, and emotional benefits.
- Vajra Mudra is a detoxification gesture, which removes the fatigue and stiffness of the body that comes after sitting for a long time.
- Vajra Mudra has a special air governing power, which stimulates the circulatory system in the body.
- It strengthens the immune system also.
- Vajra mudra is really helpful when practiced regularly, it increases memory power and sharpens the brain.
- Indeed, Vajra mudra is most beneficial for those who usually have low blood pressure. It prevents low blood pressure diseases like dizziness, and weakness in our body.
- Daily practice of this mudra for 20 minutes can also bring strength to the heart as well as improves its functioning and improves blood circulation.
- When you lose interest in things or feel sleepy, then practicing Vajra Mudra can prove to be really helpful. This mudra teaches you to live with enthusiasm.
This mudra can be practiced standing, sitting, or lying down on a bed. While practicing you can chant a mantra. No particular time duration for vajra mudra practice. Of course, practicing mudras are very effective between 4-6 AM. To excellent and more efficient results, make sure to practice regularly for three months.
However, all mudras are beneficial to us without any side effects. More pressure should not be applied to the fingers. Pressure means, your mind is restless and not stable. As a result, nothing at all. Perform this mudra freely.
For people with high blood pressure, practice this for 2 to 5 minutes three-time and not more.
If you have psychological problems, practice this mudra only after consulting a doctor.
Vajra mudra is a simple yet powerful hasta mudra in yoga practiced to imbibe the quality of both ‘diamond-likes indestructible’ and ‘thunderbolt force’.
As its qualities are, It is a weapon that gets rid of laziness and feels the pranic energy in the body as well as purifies the Nadis.
What’s more, the Vajra Mudra emulates the quality of the Vajra weapon of the Hindu god Indra and represents the union of male and female principles in Buddhism.
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