Yoga Mudrasana

Asana Type:

Target Body Part:

Difficulty Level:

YCB Level:

Sitting

Upper part of the body (from navel to head)

Beginner

Level 1

Yoga Mudrasana

The symbol of Yoga is represented by Yogamudra. It resurrects the human form in its role as a Divine component. It inspires humility in the face of success, as well as grace and modesty in the face of greatness. 


It is a symbol of great wisdom and understanding, knowing both the frailty and limitless potential of human nature.

How to do

Yoga Mudrasana

Step 1: 

Bend forward arching the spine to touch the forehead to the ground. Tuck in the abdomen and relax the shoulders. Ensure no movement below the waist. Maintain this position for 6 seconds, suspending the breath.


Step 2 : 

Inhaling, in 3 seconds, gently raise the head and straighten the back to return to the starting position.


Step 3 : 

Exhaling, in 3 seconds, twist the body (waist above) to the right and bend forward to touch the right knee with the forehead. Maintain this position for 6 seconds, suspending the breath.


Step 4:  

Inhaling, in 3 seconds, gently raise the head, untwist and straighten the back to return to the starting position. Repeat the above steps (4 to 6), without pause, to the left, to complete 1 round.

Benefits of

Yoga Mudrasana

  • Stretches the posterior muscles of the trunk and the neck.

  • Improves muscle tone and venous circulation of the spinal column.

  • Favourable effects on the viscera due to deep intra-abdominal compression.

  • Lateral stretch stimulates vital areas of the colon.

Cautions of

Yoga Mudrasana

  1. Practice Yoga Mudrasana only if you are capable of holding padmasana comfortably for 3-5 minutes.

  2. Don`t remain in the final position for too long nor force the body to touch the forehead to the floor. Doing so will result in straining back, ankles, knee and thighs.

  3. Avoid practicing the Psychic Union Pose if you suffer from high blood pressure, knee or ankle complaints, severe back, eye or heart condition.

Note: All the asanas and pranayama should be performed under the guidance of your certified yoga teacher.

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