Heal the heart with Heart Mudra or Mritsanjivini Mudra Mudra For Healing
by : Dr. C. V. Jayanthy., Ph.D
“If a person who has developed heart trouble performs
Mritsanjivini Mudra, it will act like a tablet of nitroglycerin or sorbitrate,
not temporarily but to a path of permanent recovery.”
Manushi school of Yoga, International teacher training course practice especially enjoy using the mudras since the effort involved is very minimal. We can practice mudras anywhere, anytime, no matter where we are., How we are? Mudras healing both minor and major complaints.
Mudra is derived from the Sanskrit words MUD (delight or pleasure) and DRA (to draw forth). Mudras move us toward joy, reconnecting us with our highest selves.
Mudras are the sign language of yoga, often referred to as energetic ‘seals’ as they can alter our attitude and perceptions, while deepening awareness and concentration.
Mudra is a very exact and scientific Yogic function by which one can develop and even change one’s internal and external disposition viz. Mental (anger, emotional disturbance, intelligence etc.), Spiritual (concentration, meditation) or Physical (in various diseases, illnesses). Mudras can bring miraculous Mental, Spiritual and Physical changes and improvements in our body.
They help in quickly balancing the elements of the body. Mudras effect changes in Veins, Tendons, Glands and Sense Organs. Mudras need no prior preparation. They can be done (mostly but with exceptions) at any time, anywhere and virtually under any circumstances. Mudras are like literal remote control switches bringing quick and effective changes. They help in bringing about permanent changes. Mudras help in Kundalini Yoga to awaken the Cosmic Energy and to Unite Consciousness of Inner Supreme Soul.
Mritsanjeevani Mudra for a Healthy Heart
Science of Mudra is one easy way of keeping our heart health. Before going further let’s first discuss how the heart functions and the problems associated with the heart.
The major function of heart is to pump oxygenated blood to every part of the body and de-oxygenated blood to the lungs for purification. Any malfunction in this process leads to heart diseases. One type of malfunction could involve a blood clot which interferes with the flow of blood (Coronary heart disease). In a worse case scenario, this can lead to a heart attack. Another malfunction could be the thickening of arteries.
This is where the elasticity of the blood vessels is lost, arteries become narrow and as a result there is poor blood circulation throughout the body (Arteriosclerosis). Yet another malfunction could be the weakening of the heart muscles.
Good news is that all these problems can be cured by practicing one mudra, which is “Apan Vayu Mudra, also called Mrit Sanjeevani Mudra.”
Method of Mritsanjeevani Mudra
The tip of the middle finger and ring finger touch the tip of the thumb, while the index finger touches the base of thumb and the little finger stretched out.
Practice this mudra as many times as you can. Heart patients and blood pressure patients can practice the mudra atleast 3 times a day for 15 minutes to see best results.
We do four things while doing Mritsanjeevani Mudra
- With the folding of index finger, the air element is reduced which immediately relieves the pain in the heart. While touching the tips of thumb, middle finger and ring finger, fire (heat), space and earth elements are increased.
- The impurity in the blood is removed with the increase of heat element.
- The increased space element helps in the supply of more oxygen to arteries of the heart.
- The increased earth element helps in strengthening the muscles of the heart. So with a very simple manipulation of our fingers we act on four areas at a time to prevent ourselves from the heart attack. This mudra is an antidote to heart attack and acts like a saviour in case of heart attack, if practiced by the person experiencing the attack. This mudra acts as a very effective emergency treatment.
Tips for Using Mudras
- Hold the Position – If you want to get the most out of a mudra, you’ll want to hold the position for a few minutes at least, but holding them for about 15-20 minutes will provide the best results. You may want to make this a part of your meditation, which will help you get the time you need.
- Use Both Hands – It is important that you make the positions with both of your hands and you hold them with both at the very same time. This is far more powerful than trying mudras with one hand only.
- Do Them Anywhere – Many of the mudras are very simple and you can do them anywhere. Do them with your hands inside of your pockets or you may want to do them where your hands are not seen when you feel the need to.
- Acupressure in this points is connected with the heart and the lung meridian.
I hope you enjoy trying out the mudras and the supportive remedies from God’s pharmacy presented here. I am certain you will be enthusiastic about the results!