Varun Mudra—-“Varun” is basically a Sanskrit origin term that means “God of Water” or “God of Sea”. Mudra means Gesture or Closed seal of fingers.
Over 70% of our body is made up of water elements and maintaining its balanced level is the key to a healthy life.
In yoga, there are many techniques that work on balancing water elements in our bodies.
Here one such technique is Varun mudra. Varun Mudra increases Water elements within the body. Due to its ability to increase the water content in the body, Varun mudra is also known as Jal Vardhak Mudra.
When this mudra is practiced it brings mental stability to a person, hence, also called the “seal of mental clarity “
Varun mudra uses little fingers & thumb to unite the element of water present in our body. The small finger is the symbol of the water element that protects the body from diseases caused by water, such as dehydration, etc. And the thumb is the symbol of the fire element. When these two elements combine, the water element increases in the body. It can practice anytime and anywhere. There are some simple steps that will explain how to do this Varun Mudra.
How to do Varun Mudra:
- First of all, sitting in any comfortable seating posture like Padmasana, Siddhasana, Swastikasana, Vajrasana, etc. is ideal
- Place the hands with palm pointing upwards on the thighs or the knees.
- Close your eyes and take some deep breaths with the awareness of the breathing process.
- Now fold your small finger and tap the tip of the small finger to the tip of the thumb.
- The rest of the three fingers should be kept extended as much as possible.
- Varun Mudra can be practiced with both hands simultaneously.
Benefits of Varun Mudra:
- Prevents Dehydration
Inadequate consumption of water leads to a deficiency of water in the cells, which causes dehydration in the body. Varun mudra re-hydrates tissues and cells at a cellular level and provides relief from a range of disorders like constipation, dehydration, etc.
2. Moisturization of Skin
The outermost layer of skin does not contain a much amount of water Therefore it becomes rough. Varun mudra helps in maintaining a proper flow of water throughout the body. Thus, it removes roughness and makes skin moisturized.
3. Reduce Cholesterol
Varun mudra directly points to making the body clean and extracting waste thus it helps in reducing cholesterol.
4. Cleans Blood
Varun mudra prevents the inadequate distribution of body water and maintains a good flow of water in blood vessels. Hence it helps in cleaning the blood. Regular practice of this mudra also purifies the blood and improves blood circulation in the body.
5. Prevent Skin Diseases
This mudra moistens the skin naturally. So, it is very useful in dry skin diseases like Psoriasis, itching, acne, scars, wrinkles redness & skin tightness.
6. Stimulate Sacral Chakra
In 7 series of Chakras, the power of sacral chakra can be stimulated by the presence of water. As it is a Jal Mudra, any deficiency caused by an imbalance of sacral chakra can be treated.
7. For Dry Eyes
Blurred vision due to dry eyes if left untreated, may even lead to an eye infection. The mudra lubricates the front surface of the eyes when practiced consistently & thus removes eye dryness.
8. Varun mudra for glowing skin
This mudra helps in the distribution of water within the cell and prevents dead skin cells. Through its regular practice, the flow of water gets better. This results in clean skin, reduced pimples, and wrinkles.
Another reason for different skin problems like acne, and itching, are impurities present in our blood.
It removes the impurities of blood. Clean blood helps the skin shine. If you do this mudra regularly, it helps in fair and clean skin.
9. For Regulation of Urine
It helps to cleanse the kidney of the human body. The mudra is beneficial to boost the process of urination in the human body.
10. Prevent Degeneration of joints, cartilage, and osteoarthritis.
11. Helps to regain taste sensation
Varun mudra helps to regain taste sensation. This mudra prevents the dryness of the mouth.
12. Removes dryness of the body
Those who drink less water must practice this mudra. Because its regular practice removes dryness of the body.
13. Prevents gastroenteritis and nerve pain and shrinkage
14. Effective in Oligospermia and Short Menstruation
The practice of this mudra provides relief from diseases like short urination (lack of urination), low semen (oligospermia), short menstruation, etc.
Side Effects of Varun Mudra :
However, all mudras are beneficial to us without any side effects. As a result, nothing at all is it’s ill-effect. Perform this mudra freely.
Those who have phlegm, bile, cold, cold, or Snow philia should not practice this Mudra for a long time.
Varun Mudra Duration :
Perform this pose for 35 minutes at a stretch every day or for 10 to 12 minutes three times a day.