Ganesh Mudra, also known as Ganapa Mudra -Agragami Mudra, is named after the Hindu deity, Ganesha. In Hindu Culture, the elephant headed God -Ganesha is worshiped before commencement of any new task. It is believed that worshiping Ganesha, first, removes all the obstacles from one’s path and then makes the journey forward free of all obstacles. Practicing this mudra on a regular basis, 6 times a day, will help one conquer any barrier, boost strength and self-confidence.
The hand gesture assumed during Ganesh Mudra is by clasping the four fingers of both the hands and stretching the elbows apart. You can check the detailed method of performing Ganesh Mudra by clicking on this link.
- On a psychological level, this mudra boosts confidence, releases stress and helps one conquer one’s fear. As the hand is positioned near ‘Anahata’ Chakra, it helps one evolve with warmth and love. At the same time, it is also instrumental in stimulating metabolism and digestion.
- On a physical level, this mudra works predominately on upper part of the body by stretching and strengthening those specific areas, which tend to become weak due to postural misalignment, a common practice in today’s desk bound life.
Practice it to ensure obstacles don’t block your path towards the achievement of your set dream. This mudra also helps to maintain the level of perseverance you need to attain your goal, despite innumerable failure.
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