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Vaayan mudra
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. 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
> Fatness
> 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.

l Kapha Naashak Mudra

Some variations of Vaata-kaarak mudra
Kapha Naashak Mudra

Vyaan 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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