Meaning of Garuda Mudra
Garuda is the emperor of the birds in sky and is the challenger of snakes. It is a powerful mythological bird on which Lord Vishnu travels. Garuda Mudra is used to balance the air energy in the body which creates encouragement and it strengthens the human being. The word ‘Garuda’ means ‘eagle’ in Sanskrit and mudra means, ‘sign of’. By activating blood flow, the Garuda Mudra stimulates and balances the air energy on the body.
Steps of Garuda Mudra
To perform Garuda Mudra, there are certain steps which are needed and these are as follows:
At first, clutch the thumbs and place the hands, right hand on top of the left hand on the lower stomach. Stay on in this pose for about 10 breaths and then slide the hands up to the navel. Stay on there for another ten breaths.
Benefits of Garuda Mudra
Garuda Mudra activates the blood flow and circulation. It energizes the organs, and balances energy on both sides of the body. Whether in the pelvic or chest area, it stimulates and rouses the body. It settles down and reduces pain related menstrual complaints, stomach related diseases, and respiratory difficulties. It also helps an individual to deal with exhaustion and mood instabilities.
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