Surya Mudra


The Surya mudra, also known as Agni-Vardhak mudra, because of its ability to increase the fire-element and decrease the earth-element in the body. The Surya is Sanskrit and means Sun, which is the energy-source for every living creature.


To do the Surya mudra you first have to take your ring finger and fold it, so that it touches your palm or base of your thumb. Then take your thumb and place it on your ring finger.


This Surya mudra helps with regulating the body temperature and metabolism and creates calmness of mind. This mudra is therefore good for people who want to lose weight, as it helps reducing body-fat. It help getting rid of the bad cholesterols also known as Low Density Lipoproteins or LDL, which are the type of cholesterol that is dangerous for your body and increases the chances of getting arterioscleroses. The good cholesterol is called HDL or High Density Lipoprotein and transport LDL back to the liver. So if you wish to lose some weight in a natural way, you can try this Surya mudra whenever you meditate. Of course this should not replace physical exercising and eating healthy, which of course is the key to a healthy life and to lose weight. So do meditation and this hand mudra as a supplement to your other work.



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