(Matangi—god of inner harmony and royal rulership)
Fold your hands in front of your solar plexus (stomach area), point both middle fingers and place against each other. Direct your attention to the breath in the solar plexus or stomach area.
Do as needed, or three times a day for 4 minutes.
This mudra strengthens the breathing impulse in the solar plexus and balances the energies in this area. It stimulates the wood element, which represents new beginnings, and the earth element, which gives life its depth. The heart, stomach, liver, duodenum, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys profit from the Matangi Mudra. An excited heart becomes noticeably more calm, and inner tension (such as diverse spasms or sensations of fullness) that hamper digestion are resolved. According to Kim da Silva, this mudra also relieves vague pain and tension in the jaw.
herbal Remedy: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Miller) and verbena (Verbena officinalis) are herbs of repose and harmony.
Green and yellow are the colors of the solar plexus. Yellow lightens our mood and stimulates the mind. Green is the color of harmony. Each of us needs an inner place (a retreat) where we can go to be safe. We can create
this place inside ourselves. If we can get there without using any physical means of transportation, we also don't pollute our environment and can really save time.
Imagine a yellow desert in which you create a beautiful green oasis, a place of harmony and joy. This is your personal retreat, and you form it completely according to your own preferences and needs. Here you find yourself again. You become calm and still, and your soul attains peace.
Rest, silence, and peace fill me completely.
The tips of your thumb, index finger, and middle finger touch each other. Place your ring finger into the fold of the thumb and keep your little finger extended. Do this with each hand.
-------------Do as needed, or three times every day for 6 minutes.
--Headaches have a great variety of causes and can hardly be made to disappear once and for all with one single mudra. Frequently, weather influences or tension in the eyes, neck, back, or pelvis are at fault; or there are problems with the sinuses or digestion. All of this can result in too much energy being focused on the head, and this leads to tension that causes pain in the head. In order to release this tension, it is important to direct consciousness into other body parts (abdomen, feet, or hands). The Mahasirs Mudra balances energy, has a tension-relieving effect, and eliminates mucous congestion in the frontal sinuses.
If you have the time to lie down, try out these additional measures against headaches. Dip a washcloth in water that has some vinegar added to it, lie down, and place the washcloth on your feet. The soles, the backs of the feet, and the toes should be packed well. Now massage up and down your neck by vigorously pressing your index and middle fingers into the middle of the nape of your neck, then massage both frontal eminences
(bumps on both sides of the forehead), and finally form the Mahasirs Mudra with your fingers.
HERBal Remedy: You can drink a tea made from willow bark (Salix alba), meadowsweet (Filipéndula ulmaria), or feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium). In order to prevent a migraine, you can do an enema.
While exhaling, imagine that waves of energy are flowing down from your head through your neck, back, arms, and legs, and leaving through your hands and feet. After a while, imagine that your head is clear, cool, clean, and light. In conclusion, stroke your face with spread fingers and enjoy the feeling for a while.
I have a free, light, clear, and cool head.
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