Yoga Mudras were introduced in my last post. They are gestures for the hands and body that aid healing for the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Using hand positions in this manner can be found in the yoga, Buddhist, Chinese, and other traditions.
Here is one to practice to relieve allergies and related conditions. It’s called Bhramara Mudra.
- Place your index finger at the base of your thumb.
- Touch the tip of your thumb beside the fingernail of the middle finger
- Extend your ring and little fingers
- Focus your attention and breathe as deeply, slowly and smoothly as possible
- Hold for several minutes and practice often
Even though I had my doubts, this yoga mudra has helped me a lot. I use it during an allergy attack and as a preventative during allergy season. For example, I will hold this yoga mudra with one or both of my hands while waiting, walking or sitting.
I’ve shared this with others and have been told that it stopped a sneezing fit, solved an allergy attack when out walking, and cleared up a runny nose from allergies. Really!
Don’t forget to use common sense too. Help yourself by doing what you can to boost your immune system and avoid what triggers your allergies (pollen, animal dander, dust, food triggers, etc.)
Hear what Sandi had to say about the Bhramara Mudra for allergy relief and what she said about coming to my Transforming Stress into Awakened Living workshop in this minute-long video.
Please try it for yourself and then post your results!
Visit often since there are lots more yoga mudras to share with you for things like feeling more stable, calm, energized and uplifted.
Post a comment to let me know the ones you’re most interested in and I’ll do my best. Better yet, come to a yoga class and/or to the next yoga slumber party to learn more in person. Here’s the schedule for your convenience.