Adi Mudra – Gesture to relax nervous system
Adi Mudra – The name of Adi Mudra comes from the original Sanskrit word ‘Adi’, gesture or seal. Adi mudra is a symbolic gesture that is often used in a spiritual yoga practice to calm and soothe the mind.
This mudra opens the upper lobe of the lungs. This inspires the Udana vatu, the prana which moves upward in the head region, and outward to the extremity. In physical terms, this feeling is in charge of balancing and healing the organs. In more subtle terms it is in charge of balancing our appreciation. Try to maintain awareness by exhaling each breath for two or three minutes.
In general, posture is a gesture or position commonly used in yoga that locks the energy flow and reflexes to the brain. By curling, crossing, stretching and touching the hands and fingers of our hands, we can “talk” to the body and mind, as each area of the hand reflexes a certain part of the mind or body.
1)- Relax the nervous system.
2)- Helps reduce snoring
3)- Improvement of oxygen flow to the head
4)- Increases lung capacity
5)- Helps to reduce snoring, bringing more oxygen to the throat and head.
6)- Brings about balance in the body, as the focus is on all the elements or energy points (7 Chakras Yoga).
7)- It helps to balance and heal the sense organs.
8)- It stimulates the brain, thus activating the Sahasrara Chakra (Crown).
9)- Adi Mudra has soothing effects on the nervous system and hence best done at the end of the yoga session along with pranayama.
Follow the steps :
In the Adi Mudra, the thumb is placed at the base of the little finger and the remaining fingers curl over the thumb, forming a light fist. The palms are again placed upward on the thighs and exhale repeatedly.