Prithvi mudra means the earth element present in our body, this mudra fulfills the need of the earth element. In English this mudra is also called Gesture of the earth, its other name is also fire fighting posture.
Prithvi mudra performs the task of balancing the fire element in the person whose body is dominated by the fire element. This mudra awakens the earth element in the person’s body and helps in reducing the fire element.
According to the scriptures, there are two Nadias found in the human body, one is Surya Nadi and the other is Chandra Nadi. When this mudra is performed, pressure is applied on the ring finger which is also called the Surya finger, which helps to activate the Surya Nadi.
The ring finger represents the earth element, the earth element helps us in providing stability.
The ring finger is believed to be the center of all vitality and supply of vitamins. The life force is present in the ring finger and blood flows directly from this finger to the heart. You will see whether it is a wedding ring or when we do some auspicious work, then the ring finger is given priority.
Method of doing Prithvi Mudra:
- To do this mudra, you should choose a quiet place, spread a blanket or a yoga mat and practice this mudra on top of it, never sit straight on the ground.
- You can use any meditative posture like Padmasana, Vajrasana, Sukhasana, Siddhasana etc. to do this mudra. You can sit in whatever posture you feel comfortable.
- Join the tip of the thumb with the tip of your ring finger and keep all the other fingers straight. Take care to touch the tips of the fingers and keep all the other fingers normal, do not pull too much.
- Place both the hands on the knee, keep your back neck, and head in a straight line.
- This mudra can be done for 40 to 45 minutes, if you have time constraints, you can do it for 15-20 minutes in the morning and 15-20 minutes in the evening.
- The most suitable time to do this mudra or any mudra is in the morning, but you can do it in the morning and evening also provided your stomach should be empty.
Benefits of Prithvi Mudra:
There are many benefits of Prithvi Mudra, let us know about these benefits in detail-
1. Curb weight:
By doing Prithvi Mudra regularly, the weight remains under control. For people who are underweight, their weight becomes balanced by doing regular exercise. This mudra not only increases weight but also removes weakness.
2. Beneficial in hair problem:
For people who have hair fall, regular practice of this mudra stops hair fall and such diseases also end with untimely white hair.
3. Remove dryness:
If the skin of your body is dry then this mudra helps in removing the dryness of your skin. You must have often seen that the skin starts getting dry in winter, due to this practice your skin becomes smooth and shiny.
Falling sick again and again shows the lack of immunity, the practice of this mudra increases your immunity. It proves to be very beneficial in diseases like fever, jaundice, etc.
5. Powerful Body:
With the practice of this mudra, your body becomes powerful, fit, shiny, and stunning. You feel energetic in every way, your body becomes curvy. This pose strengthens the muscles of your body.
6. Strong Digestive System:
This mudra makes your digestive system powerful, it is very beneficial for people who have digestive disturbances.
The practice of this mudra increases self-confidence and destroys stress, as well as makes you happy, it helps in increasing your inner happiness.
8. Increase in Concentration:
Regular practice of this mudra increases your concentration as well as helps a lot in increasing the memory power. It is also beneficial for the children who do not feel like studying.
9. Increases Hemoglobin:
If there is a deficiency of hemoglobin in someone’s body, then hemoglobin gets replenished by this mudra.
10. Awakens the Muladhara Chakra:
Prithvi Mudra is related to our Muladhara Chakra, its regular practice helps to activate your Muladhara Chakra.
Precautions of Prithvi Mudra:
- To get the maximum benefit from Prithvi Mudra, take the following precautions-
- It is very important to keep the back, neck, and head straight.
- For the benefit for which you are doing this mudra, after getting the benefit, the practice of this mudra should be stopped.
- This mudra increases Kapha dosha, so those who have Kapha-related diseases should not do this asana.
- If you feel pain or discomfort in your knees, back, etc. then stop immediately. Do not do this mudra in case of any discomfort.