(Last Updated on : 21/08/2014)
Makara mudra is a hand gesture practised for various physical and mental benefits. 'Makara' in Sanskrit
means crocodile and 'mudra
' is a form of expression by the use of fingers of both the hands of a human being.
In Indian mythology
, makara mudra is also called 'crocodile mudra'. Crocodile is known for its strength. After prolonged periods of rest, this reptile can convert its reserve energy quickly and pounce on its prey at lightning speed. Human beings also have reserves of strength that are restored during phases of rest. This mudra activates kidney energy, which is related to this reserve of strength. Makara mudra also helps in the restoration of satisfaction, happiness. This mudra has the power of healing black rings under the eyes.
Steps of Makara Mudra
In the Makara mudra, the practitioner is required to place one hand inside the other. Extend the thumb
of lower hand through the little finger and ring finger
of the other and place it in the middle of the palm of upper hand. The thumb and the tip of ring finger should touch each other. Spread the rest of the fingers wide. Makara mudra can be done three times a day for about ten minutes.
Benefits of Makara Mudra
The physical and mental benefits of this mudra are large in number. Some of the common benefits are as follows:
Makara mudra activates kidney energy, which is related to those untapped reserves of strength.
This mudra has the power of healing black rings under the eyes which usually indicates a reduced supply of energy.
Solves the problem of nervous bladder complaints.
This mudra has a calming and centering effect.
It increases a sense of security and confidence.
It helps people to overcome depression and frustration.
It helps in the restoration of satisfaction, happiness.
It improves concentration power.
It helps an individual to reject the thoughts of negative nature which will help in mood elevation.
It boosts the soul of a human being and encourages securing divine powers.
Makara mudra helps in keeping the body in perfect condition.