Vayu (Air) Mudra // Mudra Series

February 15, 2016 2:35 am Published by

Hello there! If you are following our series on mudras, last week we discussed the Varuna (water) mudra, which is used to increase the water element within the body. Today, I want to talk about the Vayu (air) mudra, which, in contrast, decreases the air element within the body. During my research, I found it interesting that this mudra works to reduce air in the body while the other elements work to increase in the body. But this totally makes sense because too much air in the body causes bloating, puffiness and especially help with joint, neck, and spinal discomfort.


To practice this mudra, fold your index finger down to your palm, secured by your thumb, bringing gentle pressure of the thumb upon this finger. The rest of your fingers remain straight.

Also, as we have talked about before, you can employ these hand mudras at any time, anywhere. Though it can be most beneficial if done while seated in the lotus position during mediation or yoga. Another interesting tidbit I learned during my research this week is that our hands define our Karma and our fingers are the power points. Neat, huh? Had you ever heard that?

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About Cassie

Cassie Uhl is the author of five books and two card decks, an artist, intuitive energy healer, and death doula. Her lineage and practices are rooted in pagan earth-based spiritual practices of Northern Europe. She approaches her work and clients with trauma-informed support through all phases of life. She currently resides on the land of the Myaamia people in so-called Indiana of the US.