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

Surya Mudra

                   Surya is the Sanskrit word and it means 'Sun'. Mudra means Gesture of Hands. Surya mudra is the Gesture of Sun. Surya Mudra increases Fire element and decreases Earth element within body. This Meditation Mudra is used to heal the Body and Mind in better way.

Girl doing meditation in Surya Mudra near sea shore
Surya 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 Perform Surya Mudra?

Hand is in Surya Mudra gesture for meditation
How to do Surya Mudra

Steps -
  1. After seating in yoga posture or pose for meditation, touch the tip of your ring 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 close 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.
  • 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 Surya Mudra -

  1. Surya Mudra or hand gesture helps to calm a restless and anxious mind.
  2. This mudra helps in digestion of food by increasing metabolism.
  3. This mudra helps to produce heat in the body, good in winter season. 
  4. This mudra increases fire element within body. And decreases Earth element in body.
  5. This mudra helps to reduce the body fat.
  6. This Yoga Mudra strengthens the eyes and improves vision.

Other Healthy Mudra's / Hand Gestures

           Most beneficial, healthy and relaxing Hand Mudra / 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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