Yoni Mudra is a powerful hand formation that can heal many issues related to the reproductive organs. Yoni is the reproductive organs or the organ of generation. This power to generate is very powerful and the energy needs to be properly utilized. Yoni mudra directs this flow of energy for a higher purpose. In todays world there is a misutilization of sexual energy which needs to be redirected. Yoni mudra is the best mudra to strengthen the reproductive organs and direct the powerful spiritual energy upwards.
In this article, we provide a deep look at how to perform the Yoni Mudra, as well as its numerous benefits and important precautions.
What are Mudras?
Mudras are hand gestures that activate a certain element or energy in the body. The five fingers represent the five elements. The energy activation point lies on the fingertips. When the fingertips are connected, the subtle energy in your body gets activated. The thumb represents the fire element. This element represents agni within the body, and it serves to activate all the other elements.
The index finger represents air, middle finger ether, ring finger earth and the little finger represents the water element.
When different hand formations, or mudras, are formed, the combination of subtle elements has a powerful effect on the mind and body.
How Can Mudras Heal?
There is a spiritual force that mediates our mind-body connection. Ayurveda says that when the elements in our body are balanced, our bodies and minds are healthy. Whenever imbalance arises, we can attain balance by activating specific elements using various mudras. Acupuncture is another method that involves activating specific points in the body and improving the flow of energy. Mudras act in a similar way. The tips of our fingers act like electrical potential points, and when the mudras are formed, they create an electrical circuit that circulates energy throughout the body. As this energy circulates, we feel a healing effect. The most astonishing fact is that our brain uses about 60% of its surface area to process the movements and sensations of the hands.
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How to Perform the Yoni Mudra?
Join the thumbs of both hands, which symbolize Agni (fire principle and index fingers representing the vayu principle). Interlock the other fingers. The thumbs will be facing upwards, and the index fingers will be facing downwards. This vinyasa is called the Yoni mudra. Practice this mudra for about 15-20 minutes.
This mudra is specially designed for women. The vinyasa of yoni mudra is kept below the stomach pelvis (yoni). The mudra must be done in isolation. Stop doing the mudra when the problem is solved. After sometime prana mudra must be done 10- 15 minutes in the morning.
When Should I Perform the Yoni Mudra?
The Yoni Mudra is useful for:
- Stress and excess flow of blood during the menstrual period are controlled
- Balances menstrual cycle timing
- Calming the mind
- Treating depression and lack of enthusiasm
- If there are stomach cramps and pain, then they should perform yoni mudra
- After the age of 50 + when the mental stress closer to menopause increases, this mudra gives much-needed relief
- For pregnancy this mudrā is done for 10 minutes every day
- This helps in a painless natural delivery
- Raises Kundalini
Precautions When Practicing Yoni Mudra
Yoni mudra is especially performed by women and should be done for the purpose of balancing the menstrual cycle and for menopause. One should stop this mudra or not do it for very long time once the issue is balanced. This is because of the Kundalini activation. It is for very higher levels of meditation, until you want to practice the Kundalini or higher meditation with discipline this mudra should be done only till the issues aforementioned are healed.
- Sit in a comfortable position.
- Join your hands in a prayerful, meditative position.
- Straighten your back.
- Join the thumbs of both hands and interlock the other fingers.
- Keep the thumbs facing upwards, and the index fingers facing downwards.
- Hold the Yoni Mudra for 10-20 minutes.
- Practice Prana Mudra for 10 minutes.
- Join your hands together and end with a prayer.
What Chakras Does Yoni Mudra Activate?
Yoni Mudra deals very much with the sacral chakra. This is because they deal with very much with emotions and the reproductive organs. As you activate the sacral chakra one heals all the emotional imbalances and focuses on the self.
- Linga Mudra
- Surabhi Mudra
- Prana Mudra
- Prithvi Mudra
- Varuna Mudra
Related Yoga Poses
The Root lock (Mula Bandha), Stomach Lock (Uddiyana Bandha), Head-to-Knee Forward Bend (Janu Sirsasana), Lotus pose (Padmasana), Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand) give a similar effect.