Benefits:- Stability giving – Prithvi Mudra Balances the Element EARTH – our MOTHER and Root Chakra to take care of all our body organs like our physical bones, cartilage, skin, hair, nails, muscles, nose-nasal & smelling power. As Earth is also a major component of the nose, Nasal disorders are caused by the imbalance of earth element in the body. Moreover, as this element is also associated with smell and hence it helps to overcome nasal disorders because Prithvi mudra balances the earth element in the body, so its practice prevents nasal disorders and invigorates the tissues and increases vitality, strength and endurance. tendons, and internal organs and does the job of stimulating and strengthening these tissues and bones. Prithvi Mudra promotes a feeling of stability, confidence and strength, and helps reduce stress and weakness. It also improves your digestive power, and enhances overall vitality in the body. It improves Physical Well-Being, Immunity, Betters Nutrition-Vitamins Absorption, Skin, Hair, Nail, Acidity, Burning, Fever, Throat & Fatigue Problems, Energy strengthening & Metabolism, Blood Circulation, Tolerance Ability, Sterengthens Weak Bones & all Body Organs, is Anti Aging and makes us Compassionate too by nature!
How To Do?– Touch the Ring Fingers Tips with the Thumb Tips of both the hands for 20+ minutes daily! Better chant ॐ लं नमः (OM Lam Namah) also!Vedic Yoga Ayurveda Menu Prithvi-Mudra detailed Information Prithvi Mudra (Earth Mudra) Meaning and its Benefits for Hair Regrowth by Kuldeep Yele PRITHVI MUDRA BENEFITS AND MEANING Nowadays, the practice of yoga means asanas and breathing practices to many. In this article, we will try to understand in depth about Prithvi Mudra or Earth Mudra, a subtler element of Yoga Vigyan (Yoga Science) along with its meaning and Prithvi Mudra Benefits. Yoga is not only limited to the Pranayama (Breathing Exercise) and Asanas (Postures). Still, there is a lesser-known, more detailed branch of yoga: Yog Tatva Mudra Vigyan or the science of yoga mudras. The Science of Yoga mudra is all dependent on the Pancha Bhoota or Pancha Maha-Bhoota. Table of Contents Pancha Maha-Bhoota or five physical elements is a group of five essential elements, which, according to Vedas, is the basis of all universal creation. These five elements are: Prithvi/Bhudevi (Earth) Apas/Varuna/Jal (Water), Agni (Fire), Vayu (Air), Aakasha/Dyaus (Aether) According to Ayurveda and Yoga, the human body is considered to be made up of these five elements. Pancha Bhootas are connected with the overall well-being of the human being. Any dysfunction or sickness in the human body indicates an imbalance of one or more of these elements. Yoga Tattva Mudra Vijnana associates these five elements to five fingers of a human being. Pancha Maha Bhoota: Agni, Vayu, Prithvi, Akasha, Jal As our fingers have the characteristic of these elements, and each of these five elements has a specific and essential function inside the body. The use of Mudras adjusts the flow of energy – affecting the balance of air, fire, water, earth, ether Different Mudras were developed to balance these in the human body, which forms the Hasta Mudra in yogic tradition and is also used in Naturopathy. In ancient times, the sages used to perform yoga mudras to keep the five elements inside the body balanced with air, water, fire, earth, and sky. Here we will try to understand what Prithvi mudra is and why it is necessary, benefits of Prithvi mudra, and how to do and side effects also. Prithvi Mudra Meaning Before understanding the meaning of the Prithvi Mudra first, let’s try to know a few essential points about Yog Tatva Mudra Vigyan. According to Mudra Vigyan, every finger of the hand represents one of the Pancha Bhoota. Here Thumb represents the Fire element, Index Finger is associated with the Air element, Middle Finger is linked with Aether or Space element, Ring finger and pinky Finger represents the Earth element and Water element, respectively. Finger Representing Five Elements Prithvi Mudra is a practical kind of Mudra. Definition – What does Prithvi Mudra mean? Prithvi Mudra is a Sanskrit word. In Sanskrit, ‘Prithvi‘ means ‘Earth,’ and ‘Mudra,’ refers to ‘Gesture,’ ‘Seal,’ or ‘mark.’ So in English, Prithvi mudra is termed as the ‘Gesture of the Earth.’ Thus Prithvi mudra is a symbolic gesture of the hands often practiced as part of meditation and also as part of therapeutic yoga sequences in Ayurveda or a spiritual yoga practice to promote healing and mental stability within the body by balancing the disorder caused by the Prithvi Element. We know that Prithvi (Earth) element is Associated with the Ring or Anamika Finger. Hence, hand gestures made with an Anamika finger is also known as Prithvi Mudra (Mudra of Earth). For the preparation of this mudra, the thumb and ring fingers are used in both hands. The ring finger denotes the Earth element, whereas the thumb represents the Fire element. Other names of Prithvi mudra In Prithvi Mudra, Earth and Fire element plays a prominent role as Earth Mudra is formed by Thumb and Ring or Anamika finger, which is associated with Fire and Earth elements, respectively. According to Yoga Mudra Vigyan, the action of Prithvi, i.e., Earth is Dominant over the Agni, i.e., Fire. So by this nature of Mudra, it is also named Prithvi-Vardhak Mudra. Prithvi-Vardhak is a Sanskrit word where ‘Prithvi‘ means ‘Earth‘ and ‘Vardhak‘ Means ‘Increasing.’ So Prithvi-Vardhak Mudra means Prithvi increasing Mudra or Earth increasing Mudra. As Prithvi is dominant, which means Agni is Inferior. So by this property of Earth Mudra, it is named Agni-Shamak Mudra. It is also a Sanskrit word where ‘Shamak‘ signifies ‘Extinguisher,’ or ‘Reducer.’ Thus, Agni-Shamak Mudra means ‘Fire reducing Mudra.’ Prithvi mudra Prithvi Vardhak Agni Shamak. How to do Prithvi Mudra? Well, Practising Prithvi-Vardhak Mudra or Mudra of Earth is very easy, unlike other yoga asanas that require proper preparation, practice, and determination. Though it is quite easy to perform but it is essential to know and learn the correct technique to perform any Yog Mudra. Complementary medicine or Alternate Medicine is only effective after you have mastered the art of practicing the technique perfectly and precisely. (Earth Mudra) Prithvi Mudra Procedure & steps It is a pretty simple yogic hand gesture that is performed by the ring finger and thumb. Firstly, you have to bring the ring finger and the thumb closer. Time needed: 10 minutes. Here are some simple steps that will explain how to do this Prithvi Hasta Mudra: First and foremost, step while performing yoga or any yoga Mudra is to relax and calm the mind. So sit in Sukhasana or any comfortable meditative posture and close your eyes, remove all thoughts from the mind and take three deep breaths and chant three long Omkaras. Sit in comfortable Posture Meditation postures like Padmasana, Swastikasana, Siddhasana, etc. are excellent for the practice of mudras. Properly place your hands Now, while sitting in a comfortable posture, place the hands with the palms facing upwards on the thighs or above the knees. Form the Mudra Now slowly fold your ring finger and tap the tip of the ring finger or Anamika finger to the tip of the thumb with little pressure. And try to keep the rest of the three fingers extended and straight as much as possible. Besides, it should be done with both hands simultaneously. Maintain the Mudra Try to maintain the Mudra for a minimum of five to ten minutes. How to Do prithvi Mudra? Effect of Earth Mudra on Body Prithvi mudra benefits the body in two ways, i.e., it works on the body as Prithvi-Vardhak (Earth Increasing) and similarly as Agni-Shamak (Fire Reducing). Hence, the practice of this Mudra is useful to increase the earth element and decrease the fire element within the body. We can perform this Mudra either to increase/ balance Prithvi (Earth) element or to reduce the Agni (fire) in the body. Thus this Mudra helps to eradicate chronic weakness, general debility, convalescence, lack of stamina & Energy, Inexplicable weight-loss, and emaciation. Prithvi-Vardhak effect of Mudra Prithvi-vardhak mudra strengthens or increases the Prithvi (earth) element within the body. The element earth is an essential ingredient of bodily tissues like bones, cartilage, nails, skin, hair, muscles, flesh, internal organs, etc. and is also crucial for the Vitamins the body. The practice of Prithvi-vardhak mudra builds and invigorates these tissues and maintains the Vitamins in the body as the earth is the mother source of all-natural Minerals and Vitamins. The earth element is also connected with the nose (smell). Therefore, Prithvi-vardhak mudra can be practiced to overcome or to cure nasal dysfunctions. Additionally, the earth element is also related to the bodily humor Kapha. The practice of Prithvi-vardhak mudra strengthens the Kapha humor in the body. Agni-Shamak effect of this mudra The element Agni (fire) is involved with body-temperature and metabolism. Thus Agni-Shamak Mudra reduces the fire. Therefore it can be used to soothe an overactive Agni and overcome ailments of Agni-excess like inflammation, anorexia, fever, etc. The element fire is also responsible for bodily humor Pitta. Therefore, Agni-Shamak mudra is an excellent mudra for people with active Pitta nature. When-should we do Prithvi Mudra? When should we do Earth Mudra? After knowing the procedure and steps to perform Earth Mudra, a question that appears in most of us mind is that when should we practice this Mudra so that we can gain maximum benefits out of it. The best time to do any yoga practice, Pranayama and Yoga Mudra is in the early morning and evening. One thing we should remember that to gain maximum benefits from Prithvi Mudra or any Yog mudra, we must perform it on an empty stomach. So Early morning and evening is the ideal time to perform this Mudra. But of course, practicing it is not restricted only in the morning and evening, we can practice it any time of the day while watching T.V., listening to music. Etc. But try to practice it on an empty stomach sitting in any meditative posture to gain maximum earth mudra benefits. To gain more Spiritual as well as physical benefits, try to perform Mudra of the earth early in the morning between 4 A.M. to 6 A.M. while performing Meditation or chanting any Vedic Mantra. How much time should I do Earth Mudra? Try to practice this Mudra at least 10 min a day, in the morning before breakfast or in the evening before dinner. But Shastras and Yoga experts recommend practicing any yoga mudra for thirty to forty minutes. So try to practice Prithvi mudra for 30 minutes a day. If you are unable to practice it for thirty to forty minutes, try to practice it for ten to fifteen minutes twice or thrice a day. If you are not suffering from any significant health issue, it is enough to practice it for 10 minutes. But if you are facing any Prithvi related health issues, then you have to practice it for the recommended time of 30 to 40 minutes to gain benefits as soon as possible. Thus the more you spend time and practice, the faster you get the results and quicker your problem will be solved. Prithvi Mudra Benefits There are lots of benefits of practicing this fantastic yoga mudra. One of the core purposes of Earth mudra is to increase the content of vitality i.e., to improve the earth element in the body. Following are the Prithvi Mudra Benefits: Promotes hair growth. Helps in Weight gain. Reduces Heat from the body. Increases Energy and Endurance. Boosts Spiritual Stability. Helps to Balance Kapha Dosha The ring finger used while performing Mudra of Earth is the symbol of the Earth element that takes care of the skin, hair, nails, muscles, tendons, internal organs, parts in the body. Thus the earth element is the prime component for tissue growth. The Major benefit that we get from Prithvi mudra is the balancing of the earth element within the body. And the other benefits that we get are the result of the balanced earth element. Now let’s see each benefit in more detail. Prithvi mudra Benefits for Hair Regrowth No matter how healthy and lustrous your hair may be, hair fall will undoubtedly be a point of concern at some point in life. Sadly, hair loss and thinning are becoming one of the most common problems we as a generation face today. Since ages, this Mudra is used to enhancing hair growth and hair qualities. Prithvi-mudra-Benefit for Hair Regrowth Most of the hair problems are the result of the bad scalp. Thus Prithvi mudra helps to balance the Earth element. The Earth element is responsible for creating and nurturing the hair and hair follicle. Hence practicing mudra of earth, in turn, enhances the quality of hair by strengthening them and making them thick and shiny. It will enhance the health of the scalp, which strengthens your hair follicles and, in turn, prevents hair fall or premature greying and regeneration of hair. Along with this mudra, you can also practice Balayam Yoga or Nail Rubbing Exercise for Natural Hair Growth. Prithvi Mudra for Weight Gain and Weight Loss Prithvi Mudra can be useful for both weight loss as well as weight gain. But this Mudra is more beneficial for weight gain. Generally, weight gain is due to an increase in muscle mass, fat deposits, excess fluids such as water, or due to disturbed body’s metabolism. Majority times, the increase in weight is due to the rise in muscle mass or due to metabolism. We know that Earth mudra is responsible for the nurturing and creation of body muscles and tendons, and it also helps to maintain the body’s metabolism. Thus Mudra of earth plays a considerable role in controlling the weight of the body. It helps to maintain the body’s weight by regulating the body’s muscle weight as well as metabolism. Hence higher the metabolism and lower the muscle weight, the higher will be the loss in weight. On the other hand, the lower the metabolism and higher the muscle weight, the lesser will be the loss of weight. Also, you can hold Prithvi Mudra during Pranayama to lose weight. Therefore we can say Prithvi mudra is beneficial for Weight loss as well as weight gain. Moreover, Prithvi mudra additionally helps in keeping a strong check on the digestion and also reduces cholesterol.
Note :- 20+ Minutes daily practice for few months could restore Healthy, Densed Hair & may reverse the Greying of Hair to Black & Skin tone to Fair Colour!