Gyan Mudra - How To Do, 10 Benefits, Precaution | Yoga Mudra

Gyan Mudra

                Gyan Mudra is also know as "Chin Mudra". Chin is the Sanskrit word and it means "consciousness". Mudra means Gesture of Hands. Gyan Mudra is Gesture of knowledge. This Meditation mudra used for healing the body and mind better way.

Girl is doing meditation in Gyan Mudra
Gyan Mudra

              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 also seen this mudra in most of Buddha’s statue.

               First find a place which is not too noisy and crowded, where you will not get disturbed. You can join any Meditation center near by your Home city or you can also practice meditation in your house / room.

How to do Gyan mudra?

Kid doing Meditation in Gyan Mudra Yoga Mudra
How to do Gyan Mudra

Steps -
  1. After seating in yoga posture or pose for meditation, join the tip of your thumbs and index fingers to form a perfect circle with thumb and finger.
  2. Keep other three fingers straight.
  3. Hold this mudra and place the hands on your knee with palm facing upward.
  4. Now closed your eyes, take couple of deep breath and start Meditation.
  5. Watch Video below for better understanding and practicing Gyan Mudra with me live.

Note –

  • In Thunderbolt pose or Vajrasana, hold this mudra and place the hands on your thighs with palm facing down.
  • The tips of thumbs must touch gently not forcefully otherwise you will hurt yourself and instead of meditation - inner peace, you’ll fell disturbance and pain.
  • For Yoga and Meditation wear something comfortable clothes. Too tight cloths will distract you.
  • Do not practice Yoga on hard surface, it will hurt your skeleton and internal organs too.
         So you must do Yoga on Yoga Mat.

Benefits of Gyan Mudra -

  1. This Mudra or hand gesture boost creative thinking. 
  2. This mudra increases concentration power. 
  3. This mudra help to enhance memory. 
  4. This mudra increase air element within body. 
  5. This mudra heals Kapha and Pitta Dosha. 
  6. This mudra improves Pituitary Gland’s Function. 
  7. This Mudra helps in treating diseases such as Hypothyroidism, Hypoparathyroidism, Hypoadrenalism, Hypopituitarism etc. 
  8. This Mudra helps in stimulating the brain and increase the blood flow that helps in solving the loss of memory problems. 
  9. This Mudra helps in Alzheimer’s disease, lethargy, nervous system problems, and drowsiness. 
  10. This Mudra also helps in muscular problems like myopathies, myasthenia gravies, paralysis, paraplegia, hemiplegia, etc. 

Other Healthy Mudra's / Hand Gestures

           Most beneficial, healthy and relaxing Hand gesture. Here is the list with their original Sanskrit names and English meanings (English names) -

Click on each to read more about it...
  1. Dhyan mudra (Gesture of Meditation)
  2. Gyan mudra (Gesture of Knowledge)
  3. Vayu mudra (Gesture of Air)
  4. Aakash mudra (Gesture of View)
  5. Shunya mudra (Gesture of Void / Empty)
  6. Prithvi mudra (Gesture of Earth)
  7. Surya mudra (Gesture of Sun)
  8. Varun mudra (Gesture of Rain)
  9. Jal Shaamak Mudra (Gesture of Water)
  10. Namaste Mudra / Namaskar (Gesture of Salutation or Greeting)
  11. Shambhavi Mudra & Mahamudra.

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