Gyan Mudra: How To Do, Benefits

Gyan mudra is said to be the superior of all hand mudras. The meaning of the Sanskrit word ‘Gyan‘ is ‘Supreme Knowledge‘, which means that the practice of Gyan Mudra gives the highest knowledge. It has been done by many Yogis for meditation purposes.

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Gyan Mudra Benefits

Gyan mudra is best to provide tranquillity, peaceful and spiritual development to all. It enables us to distinguish between right and wrong, thereby showing all the light of truth, which is Gyan.

How To Do

Step 1: Sit down in a meditative posture.

Step 2: You can sit in different asanas such as the Sukha Asana (Easy Pose), Vajra Asana (Diamond Pose), Padma Asana (Lotus Pose) or sit comfortably on a chair.

Step 3: Make sure that your back is held straight.

Step 4: Rest your hands on your knees with your palms facing upwards.

Gyan Mudra Significance

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Step 5: Touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the index finger, with the other three fingers stretched out.

Step 6: This Mudra is performed with both hands.

Step 7: Close your eyes and concentrate on your breath peacefully.

To further enhance the efficiency of the Gyan Mudra, you can chant the word ‘Om’ in conjunction with every exhale.

Benefits
  • The Practice of this mudra is helpful to overcome dullness of mind, restlessness, negative thoughts, and lack of enthusiasm.
  • The practice of this mudra smoothly increases the flow of blood-supply and circulation in the brain and therefore, cures many of the brain related problems
  • One of the main benefits of the Gyan mudra is its ability to relax the body and mind, so to alleviate pressure from all worldly problems.
  • This mudra is also beneficial for those suffering from insomnia and impatience.
  • It cures a headache and diabetes.
  • The tip of thumb has centers of pituitary and endocrine glands. When we press them with the index finger, these glands work actively.
  • It provides better concentration, activeness to mind and body.

Daily 30 minutes practice of this mudra will give you best results. You can do it anytime in a peaceful environment. It is recommended that early morning meditation gives quick results.

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