Garuda Mudra for energy and inspiration
Garuda Mudra, symbolizing the wings of a bird, representing inner freedom. In Hindu mythology Garuda (“Eagle”) is known as the king of birds. He transports the God Vishnu and is eager to help humanity fight against demons.
The Garuda mudra is a powerful mudra to add to your yoga and meditation practice. Garuda mudra is useful in balancing the vata energy in the body. Vata represent the wind in the body. With this Garuda mudra you control the wind in the body. Due to imbalanced wind, body suffers a lot, this Garuda mudra helps you feel better and energized. You can use this mudra as well when you need some inspiration.
Benefits of the Garuda Mudra
This mudra activates blood flow and circulation, invigorates the organs, and balances energy on both sides of the body. Whether in the pelvic or chest area, it invigorates and stimulates. It relaxes and relieves pain related to menstrual complaints, stomach upsets, and respiratory difficulties. It also helps people deal with exhaustion and mood fluctuations.
How do you do the Garuda mudra (eagle mudra)?
- Clasp your thumbs and place your hands, right hand on top of the left hand, on your lower abdomen. Remain in this position for about 10 breaths and then slide your hands up to your navel. Stay there for another 10 breaths.
- Then place your hands on the pit of your stomach and remain again for about 10 breaths. It is suggested to do this Garuda mudra three times a day for 4 minutes.
(you can place your hands as well on your chest the second time)