Mahasirs Mudra for Headaches

August 13th, 2017 | Posted by Velda in MEDITATIONS & MUDRAS

Mahasirs Mudra for Headaches

Mahasirs mudra is a hand posture practiced for various health benefits. It is also called ‘large head mudra’. One of the important purposes of this mudra is to reduce headaches.   Gertrud Hirschi shares in her book, Mudras Yoga in Your Hands:  Headaches have a great variety of causes and can hardly be made to disappear once and for all with one single mudra.  Frequently, weather influences or tension in the eyes, neck, back or pelvis are at fault; or there are problems with the sinuses or digestion.  The Mahasirs Mudra balances energy, has a tension-relieving effect, and eliminates mucous congestion in the frontal sinuses.

Mahasirs Mudra for HeadachesHow to do the Mahasirs Mudra

1.  Sit or lie down in a comfortable place. Take a few, deep cleansing breaths, exhaling through the mouth. Roll the shoulders, neck, and head to loosen up.

2.  Place your ring finger into the fold of the thumb. Touch the tips of your thumb, index and middle finger.

3.  Keep the baby straight.  Do this with both hands.

4.  Focus on breathing deep into the belly.

5.  When exhaling, imagine that waves of energy are flowing down from head through the body, and leaving through your hands and feet.  Hold mudra as long as necessary.

6.  After a while, imagine that the head is clear, cool, clean, and light. Stay Relaxed.   Do at least 3 to 6 times daily.Mahasirs Mudra for Headaches

Benefits of Mahasirs Mudra 

1.  It balances energy in the head and releases stress & tension.  It quiets the senses and calms the emotions.

2.  It eliminates mucous congestion in the frontal sinuses.

3.  It relaxes weather influences or tension in the eyes.

4.  It improves concentration and meditation.

Additional Measures Against Headaches (found in Gertrud Hirschi’s book):

1.  Dip a washcloth in water that has some added vinegar and place it on your feet.  Wrap around the soles, the bottom of the feet and the toes as well.

2.  Next massage both the frontal eminences on the forehead.   Then massage up and down your neck by vigorously pressing your index and middle fingers into the middle of the nape of the neck. (See diagram to the right).

3.  Finally complete these last three steps by forming the Mahasirs Mudra with your fingers.



Ksepana Mudra - Releases Negativity

Ksepana Mudra (gesture of pouring out and letting go), directs negative energy out of the body, and brings in positive energy.  Use when you feel unhappy, or if you need to release any thoughts or concerns which may be causing you tension. This mudra is beneficial after being in a large crowd or following an argument. It clears your energy field and cleanses your emotions.

Ksepana Mudra Practice:Kespana Mudra Releases Negativity

1.  Begin with the mudra at heart center.  Place your index fingers flat against each other pointing up.  Clasp the rest of your fingers and let the finger pads rest on the back of your hands.  Cross your thumbs.

2.  On your first inhale turn the index fingers to point down.  If lying down, point them in the direction of your feet.  Completely relax both hands.

3.  With each inhale envision vibrant, light energy flowing into your body and on your exhale let go of negativity in any of its forms.

4.  Practice a total of seven times.  When done place your hands on your thighs with palms turned upward.

Ksepana Mudra Affirmation:

In Gertrud Hirschi’s book, Mudras Yoga in your Hands, she asks us to visualize the following picture:  You sit on an elevated stone in or near a stream and hold this mudra.  While you exhale, so much sweat pours from every pore, that a rivulet flows out of you into the stream.  In conclusion, wash yourself in the cooling stream.  Turn and dry off in facing the warming sun.  When you inhale, fill yourself with new fresh energy.  Then repeat the following affirmation:

Ksepana Mudra - Releases Negativity



Mudras for Back Pain

In Gertrud Hirschi’s book, Mudras-Yoga in Your Hands, she shares the right & left hand Mudras for back pain.  These Mudras are effective when engaged in an activity that has strained the back such as garden work, lifting, cleaning or hours on the computer.  In energy healing, we know that backaches can also be from continuous mental strain, fear,  heavy meals, too little sleep, lack of or over exercising.

If you are experiencing back pain, I invite you to try the following Mudras:

Mudras for Back Pain

Back Mudras can be more effective when practicing in the back position shown below:

Mudras for Back Pain

 Emotionally and physically, it is so important to take care of your back.

Mudras for Back Pain

Middle Finger Energy Meditation #3


Hindus call this finger the heavenly finger and classify it with the throat chakra, which both are called “keeper of the threshold.” This symbolism represents the gateway of purity, which only opens when the student is pure in spirit and in heart.  In order to progress on our spiritual journey, we must fulfill our duties on Earth.  This is indicated by its inherent meridians (circulation and gallbladder.)  Both help us seize and master the challenges of life.  Drive, activity, risk, and the joy of taking action are their qualities.

Middle Finger Energy Meditation #3 is described in Mudras Yoga in Your Hands by Gertrud Hirschi.   Either sit or lie down.  Encircle the right middle finger with the four left hand fingers.  Close your eyes and begin:

Middle Finger Energy Meditation #3

1.  Imagine yourself doing what you enjoy doing the most, using your talents to master all obstacles placed in your path.

2.  You are successful at what you do and mentally envision what that success looks like.

3.  What you do enriches your family, friends, individual human beings and/or the entire world.

4..  Extensively imagine the constant contact with the divine forces that help show you the way.

Middle Finger Energy Meditation #3


5.  Ask inner wisdom for guidance, if you are not satisfied with your occupation, or have no leisure activities or interests that suit you.   Also ask for the initiative, which the middle finger symbolizes, to actually tackle the matter at hand.

6.  Above all, request help from the divine powers—enter into a close, trusting partnership with them.

7.  Keep holding your finger in silence for a short time and feel the flowing warmth.  Lastly, encircle the left middle finger with your four right-handed fingers and hold.  These hand positions have an excellent effect on tension in the neck.

 Index Finger Meditation #2

The index finger is associated with the heart chakra, the large intestine, and the meridian of the stomach.  Author Gertrud Hirschi, in her book, Mudras Yoga in Your Hands, points out we can draw on our innermost intuition and receive inspiration.  When doing the following meditation several days in a row, notice that there is a certain habit of thoughts.  If we continuously replace harmful thoughts with useful ones, this can change the circumstances of life accordingly.


Index Finger Energy Meditation #2

 1.  Sit or lie down.  Encircle your right index finger with the four fingers of your left hand.  Let the left thumb rest along the exterior of the right hand.  Close your eyes.

2.  Visualize sitting in front of a field and observe the swaying grain.  When you inhale, the ears of grain move toward you.  When you exhale, they move away.  Sometimes you see the entire field and sometimes you see individual ears of grain.  Notice that when you inhale the space gets smaller, and larger when you exhale.  The yellow ears of seeds indicate new beginnings.

3.   Look into the expanse of  blue clouded sky and then inwardly to the safety of your heart.  Observe the thoughts that come and go.

4.  How do you think most of the time?  Is it a positive, negative, confident, fearful, brooding, critical, memory-dominated, or future-oriented way?

Keep holding onto your finger for a while and feel the flowing warmth.  Remember to encircle your left index finger with the four fingers on the right hand and hold this finger for a while.

Tomorrow is Meditation #3:  Middle Finger Energy

Finger Meditations: #1 Thumb Exercise

This week I hope you will join me to explore the positive experiences from finger meditation exercises found in the book, Mudras Yoga in Your Hands, by Gertrud Hirschi.  These remind me of the subtle Jin Shin Jyutsu®  jumper cable techniques we learned last year.  The author points out that the lung meridian, (fire element), is associated with the thumb.  The fire of the thumb nourishes the energy of the other fingers and absorbs excess energy.  We can actually strengthen every part of the body or every organ by visualizing and/or breathing light and warmth into it.

Finger Meditations: # 1 Thumb Energy

1.  Sit or lie down.  Encircle your right thumb with the four fingers of the left hand and place the left thumb along the inner edge of your right hand.

2.  Close your eyes and focus on a part of the body that is weak or ill.  Now imagine that a light is glowing in the lower center of your body near the navel.

3.  Every time you exhale, direct the rays of light toward the respective part of the body.  Visualize large, dark clouds of smoke, (things that make you ill, feel pain, or fatigue), escape from the illuminated body part.

4.  Concentrate on the glowing light that slowly fills and heals this part of the body.  Calmly keep holding onto your right thumb for a while and feel the flowing warmth.  To complete this meditation finish by encircling the left thumb with the right fingers and hold this thumb for a short time.

Join me tomorrow for Meditation #2: Index Finger Energy.


Shivalinga Mudra-Energy CharglingGertrud Hirschi recommends the following Shivalinga Mudra in her book Mudras Yoga in Your Hands. Do as often as you like, or two times a day for 4 minutes and imagine your left hand is a mortar and your right hand is a pestle.

1.  Hold the fingers of the left hand close together level with the abdomen with elbows pointing outward and slightly forward. Left hand is shaped like a bowl to hold the right hand.

2.  Right hand forms fist with thumb pointing upwards.  It also symbolizes the masculine force

3.  During your first breaths, mentally let whatever makes you feel dissatisfied, listless, or depressed, fall like dark pebbles into your left hand.  With your right hand, grind everything into dust, then blow it away.Shivalinga Mudra-Energy Charging

4.  (Optional) Hold a Shiva Lingam Jasper in the right hand helps the healing process.

5.  Affirmation repeated several times at the end:  Healing light illuminates every cell of my body, dissolves everything that should be dissolved, and builds up what must be built up again. Thank you!

Linga Mudra for Immune System & More

Today lets look at the benefits of Linga Mudra. We have the author Gertrud Hirsch to thank for such an informative and easy to understand book called MUDRAS YOGA in your HANDS.  This mudra increases the powers of resistance against coughs, colds, and chest infections.  It helps loosen mucus that collects in the lungs.  It also increases the body temperature when needing a fever to help kill bacteria. In order to stimulate your immune system and increase body temperature, the author suggests you can practice the following exercise before doing the Linga Mudra.

Linga Mudra for Immune System & MoreExercise: “Throwing the Illness Behind You”  (Repeat at least ten times)

Basic position: Stand up, spread legs slightly, knees somewhat bent, and hands are in front of the chest.

Inhalation: Throw your arms behind you, turn your head to the right, and look over your shoulder.

Exhalation: Return your hands to your chest and turn head to the front.

Linga Mudra for Immune systemVisualization can be added: Imagine a fire within your body that burns the bacteria and waste.

Affirmation can be added: My powers of resistance develop more and more from moment to moment.

Now it is time to practice the Lunga Mudra. Your immune system will be so grateful.