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Jnana mudra – universal gesture of wisdom
Jnana mudra, also spelled as Gyan mudra is a universal gesture. Yogis and deities in ancient religions have held this mudra in high esteem. This is first mudra that is introduced to a student initiated into the practice of Yoga. Jnana mudra opens the door to the consciousness. It has a profound effect on physical, mental and emotional state of a person. The circle formed by joining index finger and thumb symbolizes infinity as returning back to infinity is our true goal. The extended fingers represent three human traits. These are tamas, rajas and sattva. Tamas is inertia, rajas is action and sattva is harmony.
Jnana mudra is a starting mudra for practice of meditation. On therapeutic level, it cures insomnia, hypertension, depression, aggression and fogginess of the mind.

Jnana mudra should be practiced daily. There is no recommended duration for this mudra. Hold it during meditation or while doing mantra repetition. Practicing it before sleep or while sitting idle makes it an ideal companion for accessing the eternal knowledge hidden inside us.   

Jnana mudra – universal gesture of wisdom

Jnana mudra, also spelled as Gyan mudra is a universal gesture. Yogis and deities in ancient religions have held this mudra in high esteem. This is first mudra that is introduced to a student initiated into the practice of Yoga. Jnana mudra opens the door to the consciousness. It has a profound effect on physical, mental and emotional state of a person. The circle formed by joining index finger and thumb symbolizes infinity as returning back to infinity is our true goal. The extended fingers represent three human traits. These are tamas, rajas and sattva. Tamas is inertia, rajas is action and sattva is harmony.

Jnana mudra is a starting mudra for practice of meditation. On therapeutic level, it cures insomnia, hypertension, depression, aggression and fogginess of the mind.

Jnana mudra should be practiced daily. There is no recommended duration for this mudra. Hold it during meditation or while doing mantra repetition. Practicing it before sleep or while sitting idle makes it an ideal companion for accessing the eternal knowledge hidden inside us.   

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Pour one to two drops of pure Almond Oil in each nostril as you lie down for sleep.  Say Good Night and you are there into drowsy state. This is one of the easiest remedy for Insomnia.

Almond Oil lubricates nostrils and is very helpful for people living in dry climate and for people who spend their maximum time in air conditioned rooms. Almond Oil prevents occurrence of nasal allergies, nasal polyps, sinusitis and premature graying of hair. You can also use the oil in the morning.

Important: Discontinue the use if this remedy does not suit you. There are 1 in 100 cases where almond oil may cause discomfort.    

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Gyan Mudra / Chin Mudra variation - gesture of knowledge
Gyan Mudra / Chin Mudra is a well known mudra in Hatha Yoga and across spiritual traditions. The mudra is formed by joining tips of index finger and thumb. When your fingers point up to Heaven, it is called the Gyan Mudra, however, when your fingers point down to Earth, it is called the Chin Mudra. The connection of index finger and thumb symbolize elated consciousness. The circle formed by joining thumb and index finger portrays the ultimate goal of yoga.  Unify consciousness into zero or infinite. The three extended fingers represent sattva, rajas and tamas gunas.
The variation indicated in the picture is formed by joining the tip of your index finger with the first thumb joint and applying light pressure on the nail of your index finger.
Chin Mudra is a remedy for mental disorders, insomnia, high blood pressure and depression. Chin Mudra enhances memory and improves concentration. Chin Mudra helps in opening up of psychic centers and stimulates Pineal gland.
Chin mudra has a multiplying effect when performed in a meditative pose. The mudra can be practiced from 15 minutes to 45 minutes. 

Gyan Mudra / Chin Mudra variation - gesture of knowledge

Gyan Mudra / Chin Mudra is a well known mudra in Hatha Yoga and across spiritual traditions. The mudra is formed by joining tips of index finger and thumb. When your fingers point up to Heaven, it is called the Gyan Mudra, however, when your fingers point down to Earth, it is called the Chin Mudra. The connection of index finger and thumb symbolize elated consciousness. The circle formed by joining thumb and index finger portrays the ultimate goal of yoga.  Unify consciousness into zero or infinite. The three extended fingers represent sattva, rajas and tamas gunas.

The variation indicated in the picture is formed by joining the tip of your index finger with the first thumb joint and applying light pressure on the nail of your index finger.

Chin Mudra is a remedy for mental disorders, insomnia, high blood pressure and depression. Chin Mudra enhances memory and improves concentration. Chin Mudra helps in opening up of psychic centers and stimulates Pineal gland.

Chin mudra has a multiplying effect when performed in a meditative pose. The mudra can be practiced from 15 minutes to 45 minutes. 

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Shakti Mudra – for inducing sleep and relieving menstrual discomfort
Shakti Mudra is good for inducing sleep. Over a period of time, it helps people suffering from chronic insomnia. Shakti mudra releases the tension in pelvic region. It counteracts spasms in the intestines and helps females during menstrual discomfort. To do Shakti mudra, join ring fingers and little fingers as indicated. The index and middle fingers will fold loosely over the thumb.  The thumb will be bent inside the palm
Sitting on bed, close your eyes and do Shakti mudra for 10-12 minutes. Slowly, feel the physical and mental tension melting away. Slide and lie down.
Homeopathic and Ayurvedic remedies
For nervous exhaustion you can try generic homeopathic remedy BC-16 (Bio Combination-16). The dosage will be 4-5 tablets twice a day. In Ayurveda, Ashwagandha helps in countering fatigue and nervous exhaustion. You can take half teaspoon of Ashwagandha powder (churna) with milk.  

Shakti Mudra – for inducing sleep and relieving menstrual discomfort

Shakti Mudra is good for inducing sleep. Over a period of time, it helps people suffering from chronic insomnia. Shakti mudra releases the tension in pelvic region. It counteracts spasms in the intestines and helps females during menstrual discomfort. To do Shakti mudra, join ring fingers and little fingers as indicated. The index and middle fingers will fold loosely over the thumb.  The thumb will be bent inside the palm

Sitting on bed, close your eyes and do Shakti mudra for 10-12 minutes. Slowly, feel the physical and mental tension melting away. Slide and lie down.

Homeopathic and Ayurvedic remedies

For nervous exhaustion you can try generic homeopathic remedy BC-16 (Bio Combination-16). The dosage will be 4-5 tablets twice a day. In Ayurveda, Ashwagandha helps in countering fatigue and nervous exhaustion. You can take half teaspoon of Ashwagandha powder (churna) with milk.  

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Back Mudra – for relieving back pain
Back Mudra works effectively for people with weak back.  Back Mudra comes to rescue if you have strained your back after a prolonged activity like cleaning or sitting day long in a wrong posture.
Right hand: The thumb, middle finger, and little finger will be in contact, the other fingers will remain extended.
Left hand: Place your thumb joint on the nail of your index finger.
Do this mudra for 4 to 5 minutes thrice a day.
Backaches are caused by variety of reasons. It is necessary to take care and work on these causes to permanently get rid of back pain. Constipation and flatulence is one of the causes. Weak abdominal muscles aggravate back pain. Plank pose, leg lifts, cycle lifts and other yogic exercises strengthens the abdominal muscles. Poor posture and bad alignment causes pain and inflammation. So, take care of your posture.  Also check your mattress. It should have good hardness. Stress, insomnia and fear should be managed and minimized.
Affirmation while doing the mudra: "My back is protected and strong. My muscles are strong. The soreness in my back is diminishing. It will vanish by doing Back Mudra."

Back Mudra – for relieving back pain

Back Mudra works effectively for people with weak back.  Back Mudra comes to rescue if you have strained your back after a prolonged activity like cleaning or sitting day long in a wrong posture.

Right hand: The thumb, middle finger, and little finger will be in contact, the other fingers will remain extended.

Left hand: Place your thumb joint on the nail of your index finger.

Do this mudra for 4 to 5 minutes thrice a day.

Backaches are caused by variety of reasons. It is necessary to take care and work on these causes to permanently get rid of back pain. Constipation and flatulence is one of the causes. Weak abdominal muscles aggravate back pain. Plank pose, leg lifts, cycle lifts and other yogic exercises strengthens the abdominal muscles. Poor posture and bad alignment causes pain and inflammation. So, take care of your posture.  Also check your mattress. It should have good hardness. Stress, insomnia and fear should be managed and minimized.

Affirmation while doing the mudra: "My back is protected and strong. My muscles are strong. The soreness in my back is diminishing. It will vanish by doing Back Mudra."