Prana mudra is a Yoga mudra
According to the ancient principles of Yoga and Ayurveda, the human body is made up of 5 elements- water, air, fire, earth and space. The fingers of our hands denote these elements as below:
These five elements further constitute the three doshas-
Vata (air + space)
Pitta (fire + water)
Kapha (Space + earth)
Hence, the whole concept of Ayurveda and Yoga aims to balance these five elements which would eventually balance all the three doshas and bring optimum mind-body health.
How the Yoga mudras balance body elements?
To form a yoga mudra, one or more fingers touch the thumb to complete an electric circuit so that the electromagnetic current can flow through the fingers and balance the elements represented by those fingers.
This mudra stimulates the three prominent elements of the body- earth (ring finger), water (little finger) and fire (thumb) to eradicate any sorts of blockages and ensure smooth flow of prana throughout the body. Regular practice of prana mudra would build a sort of energy bank in your body to keep you energized throughout the day.
Health benefits of Prana mudra
Regular practice of prana mudra helps to overcome the feeling of insecurity, nervousness, anxiety and low self confidence and makes a person bold with inner stability and clarity of thoughts. It makes a person courageous and self confident enough to face day to day challenges of the life.
It is very effective for all sorts of health problems related to low energy levels- fatigue, low immunity, poor body metabolism, sluggish digestive system and nutritional (vitamin) deficiency. It improves the blood circulation to eradicate various health issues- muscle pain, skin rashes, eye disorders, headache and migraine.
Regular practice of prana mudra improves concentration and creates vibrations in the body. Hence, if you practice prana mudra during meditation, it helps to take you into deeper meditation experience.
A person practicing Prana mudra regularly would develop a healthy appetite for all the small and large adventures of life. He/she would enjoy an active social life and embrace various changes in the life with great pleasure and joy.