Jal-Shaamak Mudra (Gesture of Water) How to do & Benefits


A girl meditating in Jal-Shamak mudra on ground of Garden in sunlight
Jal-Shaamak Mudra / Gesture of Water

                                                      This is most popular mudra or hand gesture used for Meditation. You can see most of meditation practitioner use this mudra for better concentration and meditation. You can see this mudra in most of Buddha’s statue. 

                                            Jal Shamak Mudra is also known as "Gesture of Water".

     How to make Jal Shaamak mudra ?

     Steps –
A hand showing How to make Jal-Shaamak Mudra / hand gesture for meditation
How to make Jal-Shaamak Mudra / Gesture of Water

                                    i) After seating in yoga posture or pose for meditation, touch the tip of your little fingers at the base of thumbs and thumb on its first phalanges joint……(as shown in pic.)

                                     ii) Gently press first phalanges joint with that of thumb.

                                    iii) Keep other three fingers straight.

                                     iv) Hold this mudra and place the hands on your knee with palm facing upward.

                                      v) Now closed your eyes, take couple of deep breath and start Meditation.


Note - 


                 i) Gently apply pressure on your first phalanges joint with that of thumb.  
               ii) Do not press too hard otherwise you will hurt yourself and instead of meditation, inner peace you’ll fill disturbance and pain.



Benefit –


                i) This mudra or hand gesture helps to calm a restless and anxious mind.  
               ii) This mudra helps in excessive salivation.
              iii) This mudra helps in runny nose, sweaty palms, watery eyes.
              iv) This mudra helps in water retention.  
               v) This mudra decrease water element within body.



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