Shunya Mudra - How To Do and 6 Benefits | Yoga Mudra

Shunya Mudra

                Shunya is the Sanskrit word and it means 'Void' or 'Empty'. Mudra means Gesture of Hands. Shunya mudra is the Gesture of Void. Shunya Mudra decreases Space element within body. This Meditation mudras used for heal better the body and mind.

Hand is in Shunya Mudra How To Do and Benefits Yoga Mudra
Shunya 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 Shunya Mudra?

Steps -
  1. After seating in yoga posture or pose for meditation, touch the tip of your middle fingers at the base of thumbs and thumb on its first phalanges joint……(as shown in pic.)
  2. Gently press first phalanges joint with that of thumb.
  3. Keep other three fingers straight.
  4. Hold this mudra and place the hands on your knee with palm facing upward.
  5. Now closed your eyes, take couple of deep breath and start Meditation.
Note -
  • Gently apply pressure on your first phalanges joint with that of thumb.
  • Do not press too hard otherwise you will hurt yourself and instead of meditation, inner peace you’ll fill disturbance and pain in finger.
  • 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 Shunya Mudra -

    1. Shunya Mudra or hand gesture helps to calm a restless and anxious mind.
    2. Shunya Mudra helps in Vata constitution .
    3. Shunya Mudra helps in disorder of ear.
    4. This mudra helps in feeling of numbness pain in body parts like chest, stomach, head etc.
    5. Shunya Mudra decreases space element within body.
    6. Shunya Mudra helpful to people like me who have travel sickness. this mudra helps to overcome travel sickness or vertigo.

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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