In this article, I will give a brief idea about the Kaya Mudras primarily Manduki Mudra and the Pashinee Mudra. How to do them.
Kaya (postural) Mudra
Kaya mudras are similar to asana practice when performed in combination with simple mudras. It requires intense attentiveness to hold the body in a specific asana (or pranayama) & mudra.
Examples are Manduki Mudra and Pashinee Mudra.
Let’s discuss these two in detail in this article.
Manduki Mudra-Basic Kaya Mudras
Manduki Mudra literally means- in Frog Pose.
In the Sanskrit script, Manduki is an amalgamation of two words, “Manduk” which denotes a Frog and “mudra” which is a seal.
Effects of Manduki Mudra
If one regularly Practices Manduki mudra along with meditation and Yogasanas, it will help them produce “DMT” which is denoted as Amrita in the scriptures.
The juice will start flowing from the uppermost of the brain to the entire body through your mouth which you can taste.
To make this happen, the only prerequisite is you require to be sincere. Also seriously perform the mudra, asana, pranayama, and meditation practices repeatedly with commitment. ..
Countless yogis have testimonies that execution of this Manduki Mudra helps one to savor the nectar (Amrita).
In fact, it is been mentioned in the Gherenda Samhita and other Yoga Shastras by different authors too.
10 delightful benefits of Manduki Mudra
Initial Asanas for Manduki Mudra
- Giving pressure to the perineum wall and activate the Mooladhara Chakra (Root Chakra).
- Taste of nectar will bring vitality to the physical body resulting in bring to an end to gray hairs and gives freshness.
- This helps revitalize your whole body.
- Help boost your emotional and physical health.
- High-level insight can be achieved through this Manduki Mudra.
- Upsurges saliva in your mouth which results in improving the assimilation power.
- Pranic energy flow will be stable with this Manduki Mudra.
- The throat will get strengthened and the tongue becomes strong.
- Increases the sense of taste.
- Ankles, Knees, and Hips get stretched.
You can be in any of the relaxed sitting asana or postures such as Vajrasana or Bhadrasana.
How you can do Manduki Mudra?
This is a step by step process
on how to do Manduki Mudra.
- Sit down restfully on your yoga mat.
- Take a few deep and slow breaths to relax your body.
- Sit in Vajrasana or the Bhadrasana.
- Ensure you separate the two legs and sit.
- Take the feets away from each other as much as possible.
- Your perineum should touch the yoga mat.
- You can use a pad or blanket under the bums to support.
- Keep your body straight while doing this Manduki Mudra.
- Keep the eyes closed and the entire body should be comfortable.
- Ensure you keep your mouth closed throughout the practice.
- Rotate the tongue and touch the soft palate.
- This would help arouse the penial gland in the brain which is responsible for involuntary actions.
- You can be in this mudra for about 3-5 minutes depending on your physical suitability and body suppleness.
You might get the nectar flowing from the brain to the mouth.
We have covered the Manduki Mudra now, let’s check the Pashinee Mudra.
is crudely interpreted in English as Noose Seal.
In Sanskrit it is a combination of two words, “Pasha” is a noose, “Pashinee” is referred to as bound by the noose and “mudra” is a seal.
Effects of Pashinee Mudra
Pashinee Mudra affects the vertebral column and the hind muscles.
It assists in stimulating all the spinal nerves and messages all the intestinal organs.
Some great profits of Pashinee Mudra
Primary Asanas for Pashinee Mudra
- Energizing the entire nervous system in the human body.
- It helps stretch the spinal column and the back muscles.
- Pashinee Mudra arouses all the spinal nerves in and around the spine.
- It helps to stimulate all the 5 chakras from Mooladhara Chakra (Root Chakra) to Vishuddha Chakra (Throat Chakra).
- The Psychosomatic benefits of this mudra are to discharge from the unconscious animal conditioning that is being afraid of sealed up or chained up.
- Pashinee Mudra helps release the unknown subconscious fears.
- This will help us live like human rather than animal characteristics with the human body.
Mainly Halasana is essential.
How to do Pashinee Mudra?
Check this step by step procedure
on how to do Pashinee
- Lie down on your yoga mat with the backbone facing downward.
- Do the Halasana first.
- Bend both your limbs at the knees and cross your feet behind your neck.
- Let the ankles of both feet touch against your feet.
- The body should be resting on the mid-lower back while the locks are locked behind the head.
- Bring your hands together and perform Namaksara Mudra at the ribcage.
- Ensure you suck in air deeply and slowly without a jerk.
- Slowly breathe in and stretch your arms frontward (Agra Mudra).
- Hold this position for a few seconds and then bring it back to the chest.
- Let your breath out.
- This completes one cycle of Pashinee Mudra.
- To release this mudra, slowly release the bound up legs. Rest comfortably in Shavasana.
- Repeat the steps for 3 to 9 times.
Have explained the procedure of doing the Manduki mudra and the Pashinee mudra in an easy process. Hope this helps you while doing.