The ring finger represents the earth element. It represents stability, firmness, sturdiness. Earth is called Prithvi. Hence the hand gesture made with ring finger is called Prithvi Mudra.
agni (fire) and prithvi (earth) in the balanced state as the tips are joined.
Sit in any comfortable posture with relaxed body and mind. Join the tips of thumb and ring finger of both the hands. Straighten the other three fingers of both the hands so that they are slightly apart and relaxed. Place the hands on the knees. Concentrate on breathing pattern.
- Regular practice of this mudra helps to improve the body strength.
- It keeps the body stable.
- Improves self confidence, gets rid of confusion, anxiety, fearfulness, fickle mindedness.
- Makes the body and mind more stable and concentrated.
- It is famously known for improving weight and hair growth.
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- BELIEF – Have faith. It is a complimentary therapy and can be used side by side with any therapy.
- MIND – Before practicing mudra, take a few deep breaths, till the breathing is rhythmic and the mind is relaxed.
- DHYANA (Meditation) – Increases the efficacy of Mudras.
- BODY – Keep the body relaxed and at ease.
- Pruthvi Mudra should be practiced with both hands.
- There should be mild pressure between the touching fingers.
- Keep unused fingers reasonably straight but not rigid; as far as possible do not move the fingers or arms while practicing mudras
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- The best time for the Sadhana is in the morning.
- Mudras should not be practiced for half to one hour after the meals
- Mudras can be safely practiced in 15-20 minutes sittings, 2-3 times a day or single sittings of 30 – 45 minutes.
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Dr. Smitha Bhat
Alva’s Ayurveda Medical College,
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