The Brahma Mudra is essential for strengthening flexibility in the shoulders and neck, as well as opening up the upper body (shoulders and neck). In addition to this, it assists in reducing feelings of tension, stress, and exhaustion.
To begin practicing Brahma-mudra, ensure that you are seated comfortably in an upright posture, that your spine is aligned, and that your eyes are closed. Next, position your hands so that the palms are facing up and your fingers are pointing in the same direction, then put one hand on each side of your torso.
After that, take a long, slow breath in through both nostrils, and while you do so, gently draw your hands closer together until they touch just below your chin or at face level (or whichever one feels comfortable).
Repeat steps 3 and 4 twice more, each time keeping your hands in this position while exhaling through both nostrils until all air is ejected from your lungs. Then, bring your hands back down towards yourself while taking a deep breath through both nostrils (or whatever feels most natural).
Pranayama is a breathing method that is used in meditation, while Brahma mudra is a hand gesture that involves coordinated motions of the head and hands. The total healing of the eyes, neck, mind, spine, throat, shoulders, and the hypothalamus and thyroid glands that are located in the throat chakra may be attained via the practice of Brahma mudra.
Poorna mudra is another name for the Brahma mudra. Full or complete is meant to convey the meaning of the word poorna. The reason for this proverb is that it assists in releasing all of the air from the belly while exhaling. Actually, the Brahma mudra involves making a fist with both hands and pushing it on the Manipura chakra, also known as the navel.
As a result of this pressing movement, excess gases from the belly may be readily released. This hand motion is also known by its Sanskrit name, Poorna mudra, since it encourages full or deep exhale, which naturally leads to deep inhalation.
When doing Brahma Mudra, the practitioner will move their head in all four directions while exhaling and making “Beeja” noises, also known as seed sounds. The vibration of AUM, also known as the sound of the universe, is created when the sounds aaa, uuu, eee, and mmm are combined. These four sounds are known as the seed sounds.
The Brahma Mudra: How to Do It
In order to practice the Brahma Mudra, you will need to find a quiet and open space to sit in. If you are able to sit on the floor, you should start by finding a comfortable sitting position, such as Vajrasana (throat-opening pose), Padmasana (lotus pose), or Sukhasana (basic pose) (thunderbolt pose). In every other circumstance, one may choose to sit in a chair.
Put your hands in a relaxed position over your thighs, shut your eyes, and direct your focus to the middle of your back where it should be. To begin, let us do the hand motion that is a component of this mudra:
Bring the tips of both thumbs together and touch them to the base of the little finger on both hands. Now, close the fist you’ve formed with both hands by wrapping each finger individually around the thumb of one hand.
While keeping your fist pointing upwards, check that the knuckles of your right hand are contacting and are in close proximity to the knuckles of your left hand.
Now, while keeping the hands and fists in the same position, bring both fists in close to your navel.
To get more out of your exhalation, squeeze your fist on your stomach as you breathe out.
During the inhalation, it is important to ensure that the abdomen is relaxed and that it is allowed to freely expand.
As long as you keep doing the same hand motion, you may go on to the next component of the mudra, which is:
You should gradually turn your head to the right until you reach the count of five (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Make an effort to line up your neck so that it is parallel to your right shoulder. Make the sound “aaa” when you inhale, hold your breath for a while, and then exhale completely.
Come back gradually to the center position at the count of five, all the while uttering the sound “aaa.” Do not jerk your neck. Maintain steadiness and go at a steady pace while you do this meditation activity. Close your eyes and don’t move. Take a deep breath in and gently let it out.
As you continue to make the sound “Ooo” while gently turning your head to the left in the same way as it was explained above, you should now complete the exercise.
At the count of five, you should now bring your head back up. Feel the strain in your neck. Take a deep breath in while making the sound “Eeee,” and then gently pull your neck back to the center position until you reach the count of five.
In the end, bring your head down to the floor while counting to five and lowering your chin. You should feel a stretch at the back of your neck. Exhale deliberately while bringing your head and neck into a neutral posture while producing the sound “mmmm.”
How long should each repetition of this mudra take?
This mudra may be practiced in any position, including standing, sitting, or laying down on a bed. You may try reciting a mantra or just switching your phrases while remaining quiet. There is no specific time length associated with this mudra. When performed between the hours of 4 and 6 in the morning, every mudra, without exception, is at its most potent. Be sure to practice on a consistent basis for a period of two months if you want to get fantastic, best, and most efficient outcomes.
Benefits Of Brahma Mudra
- It is suggested that one engage in the regular practice of Brahma Mudra in order to relax the mind and calm a tense nervous system.
- You will feel less anxious and more at peace after doing this mudra, which also helps you let go of any bad energy you may be holding onto.
- It also has an effect on the circulation of prana, commonly known as the life force energy, throughout the body.
- It is also claimed that practicing Brahma mudra might assist a yogi in entering a deeper level of meditation.
- It gives one the impression that they are safe. This mudra brings about mental tranquility, self-assurance, and generosity of spirit.
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