The SAHAJ SHANKH Hasta Mudra is said to energises the following TEN NERVE-NADIES -like Ida, Pingala, Sushumna, Gandhari, Hastijihva, Poosha, Yashasvini, Alambhushaa, Kohoo and Shankhini. This is worth noting that since the Shankhini Nadi activates our Mooladhara Chakra helping in rising of our serpent power Kundalini towards upper chakras! – hence this is but natural that Shankhini Nadi, the “mother of pearl energy channel,” originates in the throat and ends in the anus – cures all problems related from throat to anus region. Its energy flows between sarasvati nadi (Sarasvati – nadi which is behind Susumna nadi, terminating at the tongue, controlling speech and keeping the abdominal organs free from disease) and gandhari nadi (Gandhari – One of the nadis said to be behind the Ida nadi, terminating near the left eye, regulating the function of sight) on the left side of sushumna nadi. Ashvini mudra (the conscious contraction of the anus) is an another effective way of activating this nadi.
Sahaj Shankh Mudra is a multi use mudra which is very effective in providing relief for back problems, especially for those suffering from ankylosing spondylitis (Back Bone problem) and other back problems like Slip Disc because it helps in strengthening our back and keeping it straight, making it flexible too! In addition, it cures the root, solar plexus and throat chakras related problems. Concerning Root & Solar plexus chakras, it cures anus & digestion related diseases like indigestion, gastric cramps; acidity disorders, hommeriods – piles, fissures, fistula balancing eating disorders and appetite. And concerning the Throat Chakra, it cures stammering and throat related issues and thus helps in becoming mentally alert, quite-calm so that we feel remaining happy and cheerful!
To summarize the uses:- It cures digestion, piles and problems related to the anus, Slip disc, especially the ankylosing spondylitis (रीढ़ की हड्डी), makes our body flexible, spinal cord becomes straight with a long regular practice – even if the back used to remain bent & unstraight previously!
Similar to Shankha Mudra Sahaj Shankh Mudra is useful in curing speech, voice, digestive power, stomach and intestine problems.
Preferably being in Vajrasan or in any sukhasan and keeping the pose of this mudra near the point of Solar plexuses, join both hands together interlocking the fingers and press the palms together. Apply a gentle pressure with both the thumbs by laying them parallel to each other on the index finger. This forms the sahajan shankha mudra.
Note:- Also practice Gyan hasta mudra for removing stress if any, Linga hasta mudra for 15-20 minutes daily for sexual dysfunctioning removal and also practice Pran Hasta Mudra for 20 minutes for removing physical weaknesses if any and also to increase the good effect of Sahaj Shankh mudra.
Another View: This Mudra should be practiced in Vajraasan or Sukhaasan for 10 minutes. One can also do this Mudra along with Moolbandh (Contraction of Anal Muscle) or with Pranayam to get more benefits. Moolbandh: In this Mudra one has to pull his Anal Muscles inside with full force and stay in this position till he can do it. With regular practice of Moolbandh, we can make anal muscles and sexual organs stronger and healthier. Procedure: This is another type of Shankh Mudra. This Mudra can be formed by simply trapping all the fingers of both the hands with each other and placing both the thumbs close to each other. Benefits: This Mudra makes our immune system stronger. This Mudra increases our blood circulation. This cure all ailments related to voice or speech i.e. Stammering, Stuttering, etc. Singers can make their voice sweet by practicing this Mudra. This improves digestion system. If one practice this after intake of food in Vajraasan it helps in digesting the food. It also helps to cure Gas problem. This Mudra helps us to practice Brahmacharya. This also helps in strengthening Anal muscles. With regular practice of Moolbandh even aged person can look like a youth person.