From the bending meditation of yoga to the precise relief of acupuncture, we’ve found plenty of ways to relieve our aches and pains beyond the confines of traditional medicine. Yet, there’s another method of which many Westerners are totally unaware.
Originating in India, mudra hand gestures are designed to stimulate all parts of the body—and mind. There are eight basic gestures in all, and when you see what they can do, you’ll be trying them right away!
1. Gyan Mudra
This gesture is believed to increase the air element, and to help with enthusiasm, creative thinking, and drowsiness.
2. Vaayu Mudra
This is intended to decrease the air element, and to help with an overanxious mind.
3. Aakash Mudra
This gesture aims to increase the space element, and to relieve fear, sorrow, anger, and congestive issues.