(Last Updated on : 21/08/2014)
Pushan Mudra is dedicated to the sun God and also the God of nourishment. The position of fingers in the mudra signifies accepting and receiving with one hand and letting go with the other. This Mudra helps with digestion and elimination too. In addition to that Pushan Mudra helps with elimination by stimulating the brain.
Pushan Mudra influences the energy currents which are accountable for absorbing and utilizing food, as well as helping with elimination. It intensifies breathing and therefore the absorption of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide in the lungs. Other benefits of the Pushan Mudra have a relaxing effect on the solar plexus, the area of the stomach, liver, spleen, and gall-bladder.
Pushan Mudra can be practised four times a day for five minutes each. In this Mudra, the tips of the right thumb, index finger and middle finger are on top of each other and the other two fingers, the ring finger and the little finger, are extended. In the Pushan Mudra, it is said that the tips of the thumb in the right hand, index finger, and middle finger are on top of each other; the other fingers are extended. In the left hand the tips of the thumb, middle finger, and ring finger are on top of each other; the other fingers are extended. There is another way of practicing this Pushan Mudra. With the left hand bring the tips of the thumb, middle finger and ring finger on top of each other with the index finger and the little finger extended. The tips of the thumb, ring finger and little finger are on top of each other and the index finger and middle finger are extended. Now with the left hand connect the energies of the thumb, ring finger and little finger with the index finger and the middle finger extended.
Benefits of Pushan Mudra
Regulates energies in the autonomic nervous system
Mobilizes energies of elimination, and detoxifies
Creates effect on general or acute nausea, seasickness, flatulence, and that sensation of fullness one feels after meals
This mudra is a general energy pump
Stimulates the functions of the brain