The Science of Mudras

Sadhguru looks at the science of mudras and the capability of human hands to function as a “control panel to everything.”
 
 

Sadhguru looks at the science of mudras and the capability of human hands to function as a “control panel to everything.”

Sadhguru: The word mudra literally means “a seal.” It is a certain position of the hand. Mudras are a subtle science of arranging your body in a certain way. The way your systems functions can be altered just by changing the positions of your palm. This is a whole science by itself which essentially involves the geometry and circuitry of the body. By holding a certain mudra, the energies tend to move in a particular way. In yoga, there are systems where you can regulate your breath in a certain way, with certain counts and proportions. By doing this, you can pinpoint your energy to any cell in the body if you want.

Mudras: Opening up the cosmos

In Indian culture, for everything they identified a particular asana, mudra, breathing...

Hands are capable of many things apart from eating and doing physical work. You can make these hands in such a way that if you move it here, you can make something happen somewhere else and pinpoint it wherever you want it, because these hands are the instrument to everything. This is like the control panel to everything.

Either you can keep this human system as a small little human being or you can enlarge this into a tremendous possibility. Whichever way it is, the control panel is still here. If you do the right things with this system, you can do miraculous things with life. That will take a lot of exploration, and a lot of sadhana is involved.

The many kinds of mudras

There are hundreds of mudras, some for health, some for wellbeing, some for creating certain other kinds of processes. For different aspects of life there are different mudras. In Indian culture, for everything they identified a particular asana, a mudra, and a particular kind of breathing, so that a human being brings out the best within himself. This still lives everywhere across the culture, but it is being practiced without the necessary understanding and awareness.

Editor’s Note: “Mystic’s Musings” includes more of Sadhguru’s insights on the human energy system. Read the free sample [pdf] or purchase the ebook.

 
 
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4 years 5 months ago

If one understands the intention of someone like Subash, which is not real comment( from his knowledge and experience) don't we have to comment? don't we have to stop him, probably little politely; not like ,how he started with 'sorry'. If I am wrong please correct me.

5 years 2 months ago

Dear Subhash - In Guru stotram there is a line "Guruve sarva lokanam" - whatever you look (lokam - world that which we perceive) or experience is your Guru. Grab any experience and practise which shall take you to a better state than what we were the previous moment. We don't know when a tool will be helpful. "Mrigi" mudra - not to be done more than 5 minutes shall ignite your Agna Chakra and if you perform dhyana intensely you become what you have been performing dhyana on. At least without intensity this mudra increases your focus/attention. Learn few mudras to speed up the inner awareness

3 years 7 months ago

Wow guru it's working om shambho

5 years 2 months ago

Mudras and asanas, what a straightforward and safe way of bringing out the best in human beings.Wow!!. Im shocked when I think of when and how exactly we lost knowledge of these powerful yet subtle techniques. I mean, they have been there right? so at what point did we just loose the awareness? (im beginning to think what I don't know is practically everything!!!)

5 years 2 months ago

Pranams. I am grateful for the clarity on Mudras. The reading of this article will redouble my conviction to do practices with more commitment. Pranams Sadhguru

3 years 7 months ago

Sadguru when you say that lot of 'sadhana' is involved & will take a lot of 'exploration' I presume you are talking of dedication & concentration . Hence I presume that if one is totally involved & dedicated , the time factor to learn & apply automatically disappears so why is it that a lot of people when told something will involve a lot of 'Sadhana' & 'Exploration' , liken it to time factor & not ones' own effort to reach that level! Why does human mind equate effort or dedication to learn with time alone?

5 years 2 months ago

I being a sadhaka and an author of a book THE SCIENCE OF YOGA MUDRAS";
this article is very informative.K R. Iyengar.

5 years 2 months ago

I'm here to find the real science of Mudra (if any to realise) but in comment section there is war going on between the commenters. Everybody has rights to think differently. If somebody finds that it has nothing to do with it then its ok... let it go. Let it go whatever people says about you or your followers. It does not changes your belief until you experience it. Blind faith never makes us liberated because we are already chained with it.

3 years 7 months ago

Dear Subhash I presume that is what Sadguru is explaining when he says that the understanding & application of the right mudra will help in transcending this human body level to the level of Energy making way for tremendous possibilities with this life?

5 years 2 months ago

Sorry, if you get stuck in practicing mudras, asanas and pranayam techniques, you won't reach anywhere, achieve anything even if you practice it a lifetime. The real purpose behind these is to invoke your consciousness. Therefore it is not this or that mudra which is important but it is the inner awareness which you reach through it. Once you settle in your consciousness, deeply, the external body postures (asanas), breathing (pranayama) and mudra (bending and or touching of fingers or finger tips) become insignificant.

5 years 2 months ago

I hope you must have heard about the Yugas. All these knowledge were at the peak during the Satya yuga. But as we approached the Kali yuga people could not understand the intricacies of these subtle sciences and lost their power to understand it. People started involving themselves more on to bakthi and the blind rituals rather than the scientific aspect of it. Slowly we lost all the knowledge. According to Sadhguru in this ascending Dwapara and Tretayuga we again started reviving this science. Hopefully we will keep it alive for the future.

3 years 7 months ago

Sorry Hari he is lost in thinking that walking into that level is like climbing into train from the railway station! the reality is that it involves being able to develop the ability to transcend this human level to energy form & become one with the cosmos. These concept of Mudras as explained by Sadguru offer the way to it.

5 years 2 months ago

As sadhguru has told many times, you are talking about some ''consciousness'' which is not in your experience yet. There will be scope for assumptions and beliefs only. Let us start to move from what is in our experience- body, mind, emotions. Certain mudras with certain breathing pattern will make you feel the energy flow in a certain way. Start from that, no point in dreaming about something which you hav not yet experienced.

5 years 2 months ago

Subhash; This is a gift for you! ( eat less, Sleep less, talk less! and practice meditation more and more) bless your life Aum Shanti Shanti Shanti!

3 years 6 months ago

Namaskaram Sadhguru I mean there is yoga with fingers ,can we do reading books and can we do late night

5 years 2 months ago

i think your comment is insignificant for people to read.

5 years 1 month ago

where can i learn mudras

5 years 2 months ago

Would not even blogs/comments like these bcm insignificant..............??

4 years 6 months ago

Sure, just like learning to walk has no practical purpose...

5 years 2 months ago

enlightened beings like you should not wast time in reading and commenting these blogs.

4 years 5 months ago

Yes subhash you are right

5 years 2 months ago

Subharsh sir, I understand that you are Gauthama of 21st century, we all totally agree, okay.I have found your comments in many Sadhguru blogs, why are you reading such blogs and just with a prejudice mentality comment in vain..either you are not fully conceiving the context or just commenting on the outer layer.

4 years 5 months ago

But mudra is a sing and language of body to communicate with mind.if you are performing a mudra that means you are telling that you need some thing has been done in your body. for example if you perform linga mudra you are ordering or commanding the mind that increase the fire element in body if you want to more about mudra visit http://complete-education.blogspot.in/2008/12/diseases-that-can-be-cure…

5 years 2 months ago

Please click Mr subash name and see his comments on Sadhguru's previous articles before replying to it. He is just responding to blogs post with some agenda. He reads the article then try to find out how to criticize and leaves his comments. He is delbratly misunderstanding things to mislead people. So best way is just ignore him. Its not worth responding to him. Good luck Mr Subhash and keep fooling yourself

4 years 5 months ago

Pranamams to all.
There is no way you can comment on anyone. Everybody trying to explore in their own way when you at not clear on what sadguru said. If you have conflict of understanding what he said , that shows you are not clear on what sadguru said. You need to do proper Sadhana. Guru is like ocean of knowledge. Don't try to get siddhi on 'easy button'. It doesn't work that way. Understanding bits and pieces Will get you nowhere. If you want to know proper sadhana follow procedures not easy-to-use button.

5 years 2 months ago

I'm fortunate to know and practise a few (4-5) mudras. Everything works. My Guru taught me these Mudras. But only when I was hearing Sadhguru Jaggi say this body has the possibility to correct itself just by watching itself, I started using these Mudras in combination with dhyana for cleansing the body and healing I started to reap the benefits from them. It is too great. To sit and watch is an achievement by reducing your mental activity even for a few minutes in this age. I try to teach 1 or 2 simple mudras to my friends whenever I hear there health problems.