The Healing Power of Agni Mudra
A mudra, is a specific hand gesture, or position, that helps in the release of
locked within the body and directing its flow and reflexes to the brain. Mudras
are known to alleviate a host of ailments such as
cataract and even a heart attack – to name just a few.
When the hands are placed consciously in a particular configuration, the
neuronal circuits are stimulated for a prolonged period of time which reinforces
the specific effect of the mudra on the brain. The circuits stimulated are
brought into the sphere of conscious awareness. Repetition over a period of
time, say weeks or months, makes this subtle action more conscious, that is, we
become more and more aware of the effect. Thus, the mudra gains power and brings
The Energy Centres
The body is made up of five elements, viz., water, earth, akasha [ether],
air, and fire, which are represented by the little finger, the ring finger, the
middle finger, the index finger, and the thumb, respectively.
Imbalances in these elements upset our
immune system and cause various ailments The joining of two or more fingers
to form hand mudras, and holding them in a certain fixed pattern, creates
balance for the five elements, following which healing ensues.
As the five fingers are associated with the lower five chakras, the right
positioning and holding of the fingers together in a specific pattern brings
balance. The body, thus, gets energised, diseases get healed and, gradually,
spiritual awakening is experienced. Weak eye sight, frequent headaches, burning
eyelid hair loss etc problems can be cured by simple mudras.
Agni Mudra for Vision
known as Prithvi-shaamak or Surya mudra, this mudra increases the Agni (fire)
element within the body. It is, therefore, called Agni-vardhak mudra, too. At
the same time, this mudra decreases the Prithvi (earth) element with in the
body. The element agni is connected with
vision. Hence, regular practice of surya mudra helps to strengthen
weak eyes and improve vision.
Sit straight with knees folded and palms stretched out on knees. First place
the tip of the ring finger on the base of the thumb and then bringing gentle
pressure of the thumb upon this finger. This amounts to suppression of element
earth (residing in the ring finger) by element fire (residing in the thumb). The
earth element thus suppressed, fire is able to rage unopposed. Extend all the
other fingers and keep them comfortably straight as possible. (both hands).
Try practicing this mudra for at least 10 minutes, thrice a day.
Prtivi-shaamak (Agni-vardhak; Surya) mudra can be used to treat the
- Abnormally low body-temperature
- Coldness of
body, limbs, hands, feet, etc.
- Intolerance to cold, shivering
- Under activity of the thyroid gland causing slow
- Loss of appetite, indigestion, constipation
- Absence of sweating
Note: Over performance of this mudra may cause undue heating of the
Dated 04 July 2012