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 Shaamak Mudra is also known as "Gesture of Water".

                                First find a place which is not too noisy and crowded, where you will not get disturbed. Second wear something comfortable clothes. Too tight cloths will distract you. Here's, check out my clothes for Meditation & Yoga on Amazon, Click here, Meditation - Yoga Clothes.

                                 You can meditate sitting on the ground or chair or on 
 Yoga Mat (comfortable one), which I purchased from Amazon.

     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.

              iii) You can Meditate anytime - anywhere you want, try to meditate on  Yoga Mat (comfortable one), which I purchased from Amazon.

Benefit of Jal Shaamak Mudra – 

                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.


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. Vaayu 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)

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