Pushan Mudra

(Dedicated to the sun god, Pushan, also the god of nourishment)

Version 1:

Right hand: The tips of the thumb, index finger, and middle finger are on top of each other; the other fingers are extended.

Left hand: The tips of the thumb, middle finger, and ring finger are on top of each other; the other fingers are extended.

This mudra symbolizes accepting and receiving with the gesture of one hand and letting things flow, giving, and letting go with the gesture of the other. Both should be coordinated with each other in digestion. It influences the energy currents that are responsible for absorbing and utilizing food, as well as helping with elimination. It intensifies breathing and therefore the absorption of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide in the lungs. It has a relaxing effect on the solar plexus (the area of the stomach, liver, spleen, and gallbladder), regulates energies in the autonomic nervous system, mobilizes energies of elimination, and detoxifies. It has an excellent effect on general or acute nausea, seasickness, flatulence, and that sensation of fullness one feels after meals.

Version 2:

Right hand: The tips of the thumb, ring finger, and little finger are on top of each other, the other fingers are extended.

Left hand: Same as Version 1. Connecting the energies of the thumb, ring finger, and little finger activates the lower digestive process and the elimination process. This mudra can be called the general energy pump. It stimulates the functions of the brain, a fact that has also been proved scientifically. The finger position of the right hand activates energy in the pelvic floor, like a smoldering fire that has been stoked. With the finger position of the left hand, the kindled energy is directed upward. Every organ, the general mood, and thinking (concentration, memory, logic, enthusiasm, etc.) are positively influenced as a result.

These two mudras can be used as immediate help or practiced four times a day for 5 minutes in the case of chronic complaints.

herbal Remedy: Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), anise (Pimpinella ani-sum), and caraway (Carum carvi) support this mudra.

During inhalation, take in energy in the form of light. During the pause in breathing, give it the time and space it needs to spread within you and become transformed. During exhalation, let the expended energy flow back out of you. With every breath, there is more light and clarity in your physical and mental-emotional realms.

Affirmation

I thankfully accept everything that is good for me, let it have its effect within me, and release everything that is spent.

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