Vaayan mudra - Vaata kaarak

Vaayan mudra - Vaata kaarak
Also called Vaata or Vaayan mudra, this mudra increases the Vaata humor within the body.Vaata Kaarak/Vyaan Mudra

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. The 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 practice 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 initiative/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
  • Fatness
  • Loose motions
  • Menorrhagia (excessive menstrual Kapha Naashak Mudrableeding)
  • Greasy skin, hair
  • Disorders are caused by a deficiency of air elements 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 any time of the day.
Precaution: People with a pronounced Vaata constitution should perform this mudra in moderation, if at all.

l Kapha Naashak Mudra

Some variations of Vaata-kaarak mudra
Vyana Mudra
Vyana Mudra

Udaan Mudra
Udaan Mudra

Note: A person desirous of enhancing or boosting the effects of Vaata-kaarak mudra can combine it with Kapha-naashak mudra  Given below are some variations of Vaata-kaarak mudra which, apart from giving. the benefits already mentioned, bestows some additional gains. ( a ) Udaan mudra This mudra benefits the vocal cords (voice), the Udaan Mudrarespiratory sVyaan Mudraystem, and the thyroid-parathyroid glands.  (b) Vyaan mudra This mudra is useful for ailments of the heart and the blood circulatory system.

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