3. Bahiya Pranayama (with Tri-Bandha or Three-Locks) OR Agni Saar (fire of the stomach exercise) (no mudra)

Purpose: It helps correct indigestion and constipation problems and gives control over your hunger and thirst. Many other benefits.

6. Pranav Pranayama (Meditating on your form or vision of God/Primary Deity/Guru) (no specific mudra but can use dhyana mudra or palms open)

Purpose: Spiritual development and to widen your perspective so that you begin to realise the One In All and the All In One. That ‘Word is God’ and is the constant universal vibration and soundless sound AUM/OM, which is found in every single minutest particle.

  1. 5. Bhramari Pranayama (Bumble Bee Pranayama) (no mudra)

  2. Purpose: Relaxes the mind and you become stress and depression free. Increases your positivity levels.

Place the tips of the little finger, the ring finger and the thumb together. The remaining 2 fingers should be kept straight.


This mudra enables awakening of prana shakti that is lying dormant. It cures eye problems and improves eyesight. It enhances the body's immunity to diseases, removes fatigue and the deficiency of vitamins, and rejuvenates the body.

Connect the tip of the ring finger and thumb together. The remaining 3 fingers should be kept straight.


This mudra cures weakness of the body, leanness or underweight problems. It improves digestive power, develops vitality and removes deficiency of vitamins.

1. Bhastrika Pranayama (prana mudra)

Purpose: to increase the vital energy or vital capacity of the lungs and to thereby generate more energised oxygenated blood in the circulatory system. Many other benefits.

prana or shakti mudra

2. Kapala-bhati Pranayama (one of the mudras shown needs to be held depending on the condition / illness)

Purpose: The Elixir Pranayama that literally throws out the toxins/abnormalities in the body and the negativities of the mind. Many other benefits.

surya or sun mudra

prithvi or earth mudra

4. Anulom-Vilom Pranayama (Natural & Reverse Respiration) (vayu mudra or gyan mudra)

Purpose: Re-vitalises the entire immune system and the eight chakras (endocrine system). Creates a powerful aura. Many other benefits.

Additional Pranayamas

There are additional pranayamas for other ailments eg. Ujjaiyii for throat/thyroid conditions, Sheethkari for anger management etc

Place the tip of the ring finger at the root of the thumb and keep it pressed down gently with the thumb. The remaining three fingers should be kept straight.


This mudra balances the body, reduces weight and increases heat to aid proper digestion. Helps to reduce the ‘bad’ cholesterol and cures diabetes and liver problems.

Connect the tip of the thumb and the index finger together, keeping the remaining 3 fingers straight.


This mudra improves concentration and memory, allows better meditation, brain nerves become stronger, helps to release stress and anger and decreases blood pressure. Removes insomnia and headaches.

Connect the tip of the thumb, the ring finger and the middle finger together. The remaining two fingers should be kept straight.


This mudra removes toxins. It cures constipation, piles, vata-dosa, teeth problems, diabetes, urinary and kidney problems.

This mudra is performed by combining apana mudra and vayu mudra together. The little finger remains straight.


This mudra cures the heart and vata-dosha related problems. Weak heart patients should use this mudra daily. It also releases excess gas in the stomach and relieves headaches, asthma, and high blood pressure.

Connect the tip of the little finger (pinky) with the thumb. The remaining three fingers should be kept straight.


This mudra removes dryness of the body and makes the skin soft and shining. It cures skin diseases, blood disorders and pimples.

Place the index finger at the root of the thumb and keep it pressed down gently with the thumb.. The remaining 3 fingers should be kept straight.


This mudra eliminates all excess gas/air related  problems like gout, arthritis, joint pains, paralysis, Parkinsons, sciatica, and knee pain. It also provides relief from neck and spinal pain.

Place the tip of the middle finger at the root of the thumb and keep it pressed down gently with the thumb. The remaining three fingers should be kept straight.


This mudra cures secretion from the ears, ear pain, deafness and hearing impairment problems. The gums of the mouth become stronger

vayu mudra

gyan or dhyan  mudra

apana mudra

apana vayu mudra

varuna mudra

sunya mudra

8.Ujjaiyii Pranayama (sunya mudra)

Purpose: To activate the thyroid and para thyroid glands, to relieve throat related disorders such as tonsillitis, hypo or hyper thyroid problems and to improve vocal cords.

The Five Elements

The 5 elements of this cosmos are represented on the hand. The body remains healthy if they are in balance, where as any disturbance results in diseases. These elements control the internal glands and body parts. Our bodily functions are regulated by these elements.


Holding a specific mudra or hand posture whilst performing pranayamas gives certain benefits.


Read below and see what mudra mainly applies to you for the Main Pranayamas.

“In India I found a race of mortals living upon the Earth, but not adhering to it, inhabiting the cities, but not being fixed to them, possessing everything but possessed by nothing” Apollonius Tyanaeus - Greek Thinker and Traveller 1st Century CE.

Divine yoga with ajay kumar

Bring about Positive Change through the Power of Breathing

Divine Exercises

Breathing - Pranayamas

Chakras

Mudras &

Main Pranayamas

Home   Ajay   Q&A   Divine Yoga   Exercises   Products   Feedback   Rates   Contact Us   Podcasts