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Therapeutic effects of Yoga Mudras

Authors:
  • Gampaha Wickramarachchi University of Indigenous Medicine
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H.K.B.M.S.Karunaratne*
Institute of Indigenous Medicine' University of Colombo' Sri Lankrr
*minruPa@Yahoo com
Mudras also yogic postures which were described by various Yogacharyas 'They hclp irt
union of Shareera tna.i:,. lroay organs) , Satva (mind) , Jeevathma(self conscioustrcss)
and paramathma 1rr-,"' ,up...e " lord). Mudras wili lead ro attain of Mokslr:r
(salvation).Although the main function of Mudras is aw'akening the Kundalini power, thcrc
are various other therapeutic effects on Jara vyadhi Nashana (destroying age and variotts
diseases). This study was a literature survey baslcl on Hatha Yoga Pradeepika' The essence
of yoga and the practice J yog. ior the digestive system. Aim and-objectives of this study
was ro find out tt" tr,..up*ii. -.tf..o of yJga Mudia according to their mentioned benefits'
Time duration was 03 r-nonths. There ,"vere twenty three yoga M_ud1a were found including
Chin Mudra, Chinnraya Mudra, Khechari Mudia,Sambi.ri Mud.u and Ashvini Mudra'
Rejuvenation (26.087ri, ;ental relaration (21'13Vc)' prevention and cure of respiratory
diseases (g.67c), strengtirenin_e of eye muscles (1.347o), destroy' the diseases of rectum
(4.3470),strengthen,f,.'foay if : O+Zl' improving concentration power (21'737o) etc were
found as therapeutic .f'f*; ;y various Mudras. There were 43 .11 7c of Mudras which were
directly help in maintaining spiritual health as mentioned. Therefore yoga Mudras can be
used in prevention u, *"iii, curing various diseases <lue to their therapeutic effects'
Keyrvords: rejuvenation, mental relaxation' respiratory diseases'
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