Surya Mudra (Gesture of Sun) How to do & Benefits

A girl meditating in Surya mudra / Sun hand gesture at the side of river
Surya Mudra / Gesture of Sun

                  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.

                                                       Surya Mudra is also known as "Gesture of Sun".

                     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 Surya mudra ?

Steps –
How to make Surya mudra / Sun hand gesture

              i) 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.)

                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 –

      i) This mudra or hand gesture helps to calm a restless and anxious mind.

     ii) This mudra helps in digestion of food by increasing metabolism.

    iii) This mudra helps to produce heat in the body, good in winter season.

    iv) This mudra increases fire element within body. And decreases Earth element in body.

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