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FAQ on Mudras

Student: What is the significance of putting the thumb with other fingers?

Thumb represents Prana – our life force. If there is no life in the body what is the use of the body? Similarly, if thumb is not used, no Mudra will be activated.

Prana means Universal Life energy.

Instructions on doing mudras

  1. Except for special Mudras, for all mudras, one had to keep the mudra on both the hands.
  2. You can chant mantra or switch words silently, while doing the mudra.
  3. You can walk, lie down, sit down or watching TV while doing the mudra.
  4. There is no time to do mudras. You can do it all the time. Of course, they are very effective when you do the mudras between 4-6 AM.
  5. In general, Mudra you can do for 30-45 minutes, Mantra can be done all the 24 hours.
  6. There are exceptions to that rule. Don’t do Linga mudra for more than 15 minutes at a time. However mudras like Chin Mudra and Acceptance mudra can be done throughout the day.
  7. All mudras are beneficial to us without any side-effects. However, for some it might produce an unwanted side-effect. In such a case, please stop doing it and contact Naran.
  8. You need not press the fingers hard when you touch the tip of the thumb or while placing them at the base of the thumb.  No pressure should be applied. Pressure means, your mind is restless and not stable.

The above points were discussed during the workshop on Mudras, Hyderabad, on 16thFeb, 2013. You can learn about Mudras in the upcoming workshop, dated 15th Dec, 2013, at Bangalore, by Naran S Balakumar.

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Heal your kidneys when there is dryness

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Nobody likes to scratch their hair, or itch in front of others. Invariably you feel dryness in the hair or in the place where you feel like itching. Dryness means lack of water element. 70% of our body contains water, which is maintained by kidneys. So if there is dryness, then it means the water level is below par or the kidneys are not functioning properly.

How to increase the water element in the body?

Mudra

Ring finger represents water element. Touch the tip of the thumb with ring finger on both the hands. This activates and normalizes water element within the body.

After 10 or 15 minutes, touch the place of dryness or itching for few minutes. Do it as and when you need.

Color

When the water is less, then it means Kidneys needs more blue color. So fill it up with blue color. Imagine blue color entering your body through your feet, from mother earth and filling up your kidneys, which is situated on the back spine, exactly behind the belly button.

Hands on healing

You can also touch that part (behind belly button) with both the hands, while bringing in blue color. If you find it difficult to keep your hands like this, keep a pillow behind your back, so that your hands feel less discomfort.

It is a good practice to keep the hands this way whether you imagine blue color or not, 10 a minutes a day to tone up your kidneys.

Chinese Mantra

The mantra to activate kidneys is “CHU” (pronounce it as “CHOOOO”). Simply chant the mantra along with a long exhale whenever you can. If you find it difficult to exhale after few times then chant the mantra alone.

You can keep the hands on kidneys while chanting the Chinese mantra.

What does water represents?

Relationships!!! So tone up, activate and normalize your relationships by doing the techniques above. 

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