Thursday, 7 September 2017

Maha Mudra Meditation - Steps and Benefits | Mudra Science

Maha Mudra meditation symbolizes the realization of all other contemplative meditation practices. Maha Mudra is a technique to raise the human consciousness to higher levels and for improving health. It is highly recommended by yogis. Maha Mudra is just another one of the yoga procedure which we will talk about on today's article. Apart from the steps to performing this yoga, we shall also discuss the benefits that can be achieved from this as well.


  • ·  Sit on the floor with legs stretched out. Fold the left leg and press the perineum with the left heel.
  • · The right leg remains stretched out in front throughout the practice.
  • ·  Bend forward and hold the big toe of the right leg with the hands. Exhale while bending forward.
  • ·  Raise the head slightly upwards and let the gaze be on the eyebrow center. Inhale slowly and deeply while tilting the head.
  • ·  Hold the breath inside and perform Moola Bandha.
  • ·  Contract the throat so that air does not escape from the lungs.
  • ·   Maintain this position with breath inside (Antar Kumbhaka) for as long as you are comfortable.
  • ·   To release the pose, exhale slowly and bring the head to normal position. Stretch out the legs, relax the body and breathe normally.
  • ·   The attention is maintained at the eye-brow center throughout the practice. There is also a variation of the practice where the attention is rotated between the Mooladhara, the Vishuddhi Chakra and the Ajna Chakra.
  • ·  This is one round. One can practice from 3 rounds to 12 rounds depending on time and convenience.

Effect: Maha Mudra helps in activating Kundalini Shakti. Sushumna nerve gets activated, inspiring Kundalini to rise towards higher chakras.


  • ·       Maha Mudra gives physical and spiritual benefits. It improves digestion and cures the disorders of the stomach.
  • ·      It further says that Maha Mudra can neutralize the effect of toxins in the body.
  • ·      It balances the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. It generates peace. The sensory excitements are reduced, thus inducing a tranquil state of mind.
  • ·      Since this mudra is done along with eye brow gazing or Shambhavi Mudra, it calms down the mind. Hence it is an excellent practice before the start of meditation.
  • ·      Constant practice of Maha Mudra may cure tuberculosis, leprosy, ulcers at the anus, piles also controls diabetes.

    Time Duration:  No particular time duration for this mudra. You can practice while sitting and you have time.

    Precautions: Those suffering from hypertension and heart complaints should avoid this Maha Mudra as holding of breath is involved.

1 comment:

  1. Steps to e following the maha mudra and its benefits which is really informative and useful to get benefited. Thank you very much. Best astrologer in Coimbatore | Astrological gemstones in Coimbatore