(Last Updated on : 23/01/2014)
Shakti Mudra is a hand gesture which ensures various physical and mental benefits if practiced properly. Shakti Mudra is considered as boon to mankind. The word "Shakti" means power or empowerment and "Mudra
" is a form of expression by the use of fingers of both the hands of a human being. This Mudra is capable of producing a calming effect inside a person. It is also performed to cure insomnia
and get rid of the problems with sleeping. Shakti Mudra can pleasantly relax the pelvic area of an individual.
Practice of Shakti Mudra
In Shakti Mudra, the ring fingers
and the little fingers of both hands are placed together. While practicing this Mudra, proper focus and concentration should be given to the breathing process in the pelvic area and the exhalation should be lagged. Shakti Mudra can be done three times a day for around 12-15 minutes. If the problem is acute, then the practitioner can go on exercising it as needed or until the desired outcome is achieved. The Shakti Mudra escalates the respiratory impulse in the lower chest area. The breathing is increasingly perceived in the pelvic area. This Mudra provides a soothing and calming effect and it also ensures sound sleep to the practitioner.
Shakti Mudra is flexible hence can be performed anywhere like while watching television or listening music but is better if one practices this in a soothing ambience.
Benefits of Shakti Mudra
Shakti Mudra besides improving sleep and bringing effective result in insomnia and other sleeping disorders, it also helps to boost the internal physical energy and intensity.
Shakti Mudra brings a pleasant relaxation to the pelvic area.
Shakti Mudra also counterbalances spasms in the intestines in male body or menstrual complaints in female body.
It helps people suffering from chronic insomnia.
It calms the nervous system and the mind.
Side Effect of Shakti Mudra
Shakti Mudra ensures enormous benefits but the practitioner has to be cautious while performing this Mudra as it comes with a side effect as well when it is over-practiced. If the Mudra is practiced for a long time or done too often, it may result in lethargic tendencies.