(Last Updated on : 08/07/2014)
Mahasirs mudra is a hand posture practiced for various health benefits. It is also called 'large head mudra'. One of the important purposes of this mudra
is to reduce headache. Headache
has a great variety of causes and it is a common problem affecting one or the other. The cause of headache is accumulation of energy and charge in the head.
The problem of headache is common among those who have digestive problems. Being glued to monitors, television, mobile devices for long accumulates tension in neck and eyes creating a trigger of headache. Change in weather and run down condition like allergic reaction also triggers headache. One can get rid of these problems with the help this mahasirs mudra. This mudra balances energy in the head and relieves headache and tension.
Practice of Mahasirs Mudra
Sit or lie down in a comfortable place. Take a few, deep cleansing breaths, exhaling through the mouth. Roll the shoulders, neck, and head to loosen up.
Bring the tips of thumbs, index, and middle fingers together. Tuck the tip of the ring finger into the palm crease. Pinkies extend. Let the hands rest palms up on thighs or by sides if lying down.
Focus on breathing deep into the belly, feeling it rise and fall with inhale and exhale to help relax. While exhaling, imagine that waves of energy are flowing down from head through neck, back, arms, and legs, and leaving through hands and feet. After a while, imagine that the head is clear, cool, clean, and light.
Stay here for 6 minutes, then release the mudra and stay relaxed. Focus on things that bring joy and happiness.
Repeat throughout the day as needed.
Benefits of Mahasirs Mudra
This asana helps in reducing headaches.
It balances energy in the head and releases tension.
It cures all sorts of stress and tensions.
It is effective in treating migraine headache.
It eliminates mucous congestion in the frontal sinuses.
It relaxes weather influences or tension in the eyes.
It quiets the senses and calms the emotions.
It improves concentration and meditation.