Prithvi Mudra – to treat fatigue, provide nourishment and stability
Prithvi Mudra restores energy in the root chakra. Prithvi mudra increases earth element in the body, thereby providing nourishment to all the organs having deficiency of any sort. Prithvi mudra is good for bones, skin, cartilage, nails and hairs. It provides stability to people who are weak and frail in disposition. It helps in gaining weight, treats chronic fatigue, osteoporosis, dry skin conditions, hair fall, premature graying of hair, brittle nails, burning feeling and inflammation, fracture (for early healing), stomach ulcers and fever. Prithvi mudra stimulates body temperature and liver. It is extremely good for people who have excessive heat (bile) in the body (Pitta types). It helps to control their anger and increase patience level.
You simply have to join tips of ring finger and thumb. The other three fingers remain extended. Do it for 15 minutes whenever you feel the lack of energy and stability. People with specific problems described above can do it for 15 minutes thrice a day.
Caution: People with Kapha dominant body should refrain from doing Prithvi Mudra. It should be avoided if you are suffering from cough and cold.
Prithvi Mudra can also be practiced during meditation. You can take your awareness to root chakra (Mooladhara) and affirm that the earth is giving me stability and providing me with nourishment and happiness.