What is Gyan Mudra?

Gyan Mudra – A Gesture of knowledge
The word gyan means knowledge in Sanskrit. Thus, the practice of Jnana Mudra is believed to help increase knowledge and spiritual knowledge. This is why Jnana Mudra is widely used in many yoga meditation postures like Pranayama. About this mudra is also known as Chin Mudra.

Gyan Mudra is a powerful mudra practiced by yogis for thousands of years which also brings peace with spiritual development. It is the most common and highly practiced posture that increases the level of air in the body.

Gyan Mudra


1)- Increases Memory Power
2)- Shrapens Brain
3)- Enhances Concentration
4)- Prevents Insomnia
5)- Prevents Highblood Pressure
6)- Reduces Mental Imbalance
7)- Reduces Paranoia
8)- Reduces Insanity
9)- Reduces Anger
10)- Decreases Laziness
11)- Increases Happiness
12)- Improves Efficiency of Nervous System
13)- Beneficial for people having Migrane
14)- Helps in treatment of Depression and Agitation

Steps : Gyan Mudra should be performed ideally with meditation.

Follow the steps of Gyan Mudra :

  • Sit in a meditation posture such as Sukh Asana (Easy Pose), Vajra Asana (Diamond Pose), or Padma Asan (Lotus Pose). You can also perform this mudra by standing in Tada Asana (Mountain pose) or sitting comfortably in a chair.
  • Make sure that your back is kept upright and your chest and head are kept high.
  • Rest your hands on your knees while keeping your palms facing up.
  • Touch the index finger with the tip of the thumb and the rest of the finger should be kept upright and parallel to each other. This mudra is performed with both hands.
  • Close your eyes and focus on your breath.
  • To further increase the effectiveness of Gyan Mudra, you can chant the word Om (Aum) with every breath.

Time & Duration

You can do this mudra every day for 30 minutes preferably during the early morning.