Method: This mudra is formed by joining together the tips of the thumb, the index finger and the middle finger.
Effects : The Vaata humor controls the nervous system which, in turn, is responsible for various bodily movements: external as well as internal. Practice of Vaata-kaarak mudra increases the Vaata humor within the body, thereby boosting the nerve force and the vital power. In other words, this is an excellent mudra for people having a Vaata deficiency. In fact, such people can practise this mudra even as a preventive i.e., to avert illness. However, this mudra should be done in moderation by people who have Vaata excess (Vaata dosha or Vaata constitution).
Benefits of Vaata-kaarak mudra:
> Nervous exhaustion, nervous breakdown
> Lack of initiave/enthusiasm, slowness of thoughts/perception
> Lethargy, laziness, general debility
> Drowsiness, excessive sleep
> Intolerance of heat; sunstroke
> Excessive sweating
> Excessive thirst
> Frequent, profuse urination
> Loss of appetite
> Loose motions
> Menorrhagia (excessive menstrual Kapha Naashak Mudrableeding)
> Greasy skin, hair
> Disorders caused by a deficiency of air element within the body (see Vaayu-vardhak mudra).
Duration: 30 to 45 minutes every day, either at one stretch or in 3 parts (i.e., 10 to 15 minutes, thrice a day).
Ideal time: Though Vaata-kaarak mudra can be performed at anytime of the day.
Precaution : People with a pronounced Vaata constitution should perform this mudra in moderation, if at all.
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Some variations of Vaata-kaarak mudra
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