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.
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.
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.