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Mudras to Boost Immunity and Clear the Lungs
Mudras to Boost Immunity and Clear the Lungs. Nasal congestion, a sore throat, or a cough all indicate weakness in the lungs. These symptoms also connect to feelings of isolation or low self-worth. This sequence of yoga mudras addresses these issues, clearing phlegm and opening your lungs, as well as your emotions and ability to connect to others.
SUMMARY OF EACH MUDRA
For an acute attack of asthma, first use this mudra from 4 to 6 minutes and then practice the Asthma Mudra until breathing has become normal again. For a long-term treatment, hold both mudras for 5 minutes, five times a day. People from respiratory problems often also suffer from inner loneliness, isolatioin, sexual problems, and sadness. These feelings are often hidden through humor. Both the physical and emotional weaknesses of the lungs can be addressed with the mudras and longer, deeper breathing on a regular basis.
In case of acute asthma attack, first do the Bronchial Mudra fro 4 to 6 minutes. Then use this Asthma Mudra until the breathing calms down. For a long-term treatment, use these two mudras for 5 minutes, five times a day. Most people who suffer from breathing difficulties are familiar with inner loneliness (too much detachment from the surrounding world) and/or cannot set boundaries. Consequently they feel themselves plagued by other people’s duties and problems (too little detachment).
This finger position increases the power of resistance against coughs, colds, and chest infection. Do as needed or three times a day for 15 minutes. It also loosens mucus that has collected in the lungs. In addition, it is very useful for people who suffer from respiratory complaints when the weather changes. It also increases the body temperature and is particularly suited for people who don’t develop a fever that is high enough. Fever is important because many bacteria within the body can only be killed when it reaches a certain temperature.
Do this as often and as long as you want. Or use it three times daily for 15 minutes as a course of treatment. This mudra is used during rituals in many Hindu temples. There, the conch horn is blown in the morning to announce the opening of the temple doors. The same applies to our inner temple, in which the divine light shines, it should be opened. The Shell Mudra drives away every kind of problem in the throat. If you practice it regularly, especially if you sing “OM” as you do it, you can improve your voice. It also has a very calming effect and leads to collection in silence.
Keshav Dev says that the Varuna Mudra should always be done when too much mucus or secretion collects in the stomach or lungs. Do as needed, or practice three times a day for 45 minutes. Congestion can settle in the frontal sinuses, lungs, and the entire digestive tract from the stomach to the large intestine. Mucus congestion, no matter where it occurs in the body, is always related to overstimulated nerves, inner tensions, and unrest, triggered by overstraining, being pressed for time, being aggravated or experiencing fear.
Shiva Linga Mudra
Do as often as you like, or two times a day for 4 minutes. The right hand in this mudra symbolizes the masculine force, Shiva. Shiva is the deity who makes new beginnings possible by first destroying to make space for something new. If, for example, flowers wouldn’t wilt, there would also be no fruit. It is an eternal cycle and must function perfectly within us on the physical and mental-emotional levels. An inner force keeps it going, and each of us has this force within our reservoir, which is associated with the water element. The breath nourishes this reservoir of energy. This is why the optimal quality of the breath is so important. This mudra can be used against tiredness, dissatisfaction, listlessness, and depression. Or you can use it when you feel drained because of long periods of tension or strain.
How Mudras Developed | 0:00
Mudras from a Chinese Medicine Perspective | 1:20
Bronchial Mudra | 2:45
Asthma Mudra | 10:07?Linga Mudra | 18:25
Shankh Mudra | 34:45?Shiva Linga Mudra | 51:55
Hirschi, G. (2000). Mudras Yoga in Your Hands: A simple technique to achieve lasting health, happiness, and inner peace.