Energy-In terms of our health
Energy is a tangible, discernible, animating life force. We can all understand energy in the context of how we feel from day-to-day (sluggish and over-tired, or on the flip side, invincible). Yet it’s said to be significantly more complicated than that. It has been proposed that our energetic systems may be affected by physical, emotional, and cognitive blocks.
Energy can be altered- (manipulated)
One of the first things we learn in school is that energy can neither be created nor destroyed—but that it can be altered. Energy can be sped up or slowed down. It can exist in a closed system in which the energy is held or bound, or it can exist in an open system in which the energy flows. Uncontained energy can cause a system to become frenetic or fragmented. Depleted energy can cause a system to collapse. (Loehnen, “Understanding How to Move and Manipulate Energy”)
Energy Manipulation through Mudra Therapy
Mudra Therapy is a neuroscience based on the techniques of energy manipulation through different hand poses. Although very much often practiced along with belief based or spiritual practices, belief is not required. Mudra therapy uses the free electron energy in the fingers. By redirecting the energy flow back into the body along specific channels and back up to the brain to affect neural pathways relative to the nerves being affected.
In Mudra Philosophy, It is believed that the five fingers correspond to the five basic elements (Fire, air, ether, earth, and water). For more information on Mudra Philosophy click here
MUDRAS for Healthy Living…
Practice these Mudra’s at least 15 minutes per day to supplement your health. To address more serious imbalances, practice up to 40 minutes.
Apan Mudra- For the Pregnant Ladies…
Method: Join tips of ring fingers, middle fingers and thumb and keep the other two fingers straight. Keep your hands on your folded knees, remember to keep palms facing up. Put a little pressure on joined tips and rest of the hand relaxed. Practice it for 20-30 minutes every day. (Loehnen, “Understanding How to Move and Manipulate Energy”)
The Apan Mudra not only assists in easing child birth pains, it also helps in purification of the body, urinary problems, easy secretion of excreta, regulating menstruation and painless discharge, Piles, Diabetes and kidney disorders.- Apan Mudra Ensures Normal Delivery (n.d.). Retrieved July 08, 2017.
**CAUTION**: This Mudra should not be done prior to 8 months. It can be practiced for 10 minutes 3 to 4 times a day to calm the pain of childbirth pains. http://goop.com/understanding-how-to-move-and-manipulate-energy
The Gyan Mudra- Brain and Nervous System Booster
Method: Connect the thumb and the forefinger (tip to tip, not tip to nail, which is another “active” variation of Gyan Mudra). The other fingers are straight but relaxed. Pressure between the thumb and forefinger is light.
The Gyan Mudra has wide and varied health benefits, making it one of the most practiced mudras of all What is Gyan Mudra? (n.d.). Retrieved July 08, 2017. The Gyan Mudra stimulates the brain and the pituitary gland. It is know as the Mudra of knowledge. It also stimulates the nervous system and the endocrine system. It is said to be helpful in addressing psychological disorders, phobias, depression, concentration power, overall mind related problems and many more.
Shank Mudra :
Method: Encircle the left thumb with the four fingers of the right hand… Then touch the right thumb to the middle finger of the left hand.
This powerful Mudra purifies 72,000 nerves connected to the naval region! It may assist with weight loss, thyroid issues, speech problems, stuttering and throat infections.
Energy manipulation can have a positive effect on our health. If we can begin to understand the contortion of energy, and do the hard work to transform it back to its natural flow, we have a good chance of effecting real change in our well-being. What is Gyan Mudra? (n.d.). Retrieved July 08, 2017.
Would you employ any of the energy manipulating techniques in this article to influence your well-being? See the additional links below for more information on the subject and Comment Below!
Apan Mudra Ensures Normal Delivery. (n.d.). Retrieved July 08, 2017, from http://mrinalkantipal.blogspot.com/2012/11/apan-mudra-ensures-normal-delivery.html
Loehnen, E. (n.d.). Understanding How to Move and Manipulate Energy. Retrieved July 08, 2017, from http://goop.com/understanding-how-to-move-and-manipulate-energy/
What is Gyan Mudra? (n.d.). Retrieved July 08, 2017, from http://www.spiritvoyage.com/blog/index.php/what-is-gyan-mudra/