Joint Mudra

Last updated: December 21, 2023

What Does Joint Mudra Mean?

Joint Mudra is a sacred hand gesture or 'seal,' used to balance energy in the joints. Energetic blockages at the joints can lead to pain or disorders, such as arthritis. This mudra clears pathways so that energy can flow freely. Joint Mudra can help to ease the symptoms of any kind of problem with the joints, particularly when practiced alongside gentle yoga asana.

Follow these steps to practice Joint Mudra:

  1. Find a stable sitting posture and rest your hands on your thighs, palms facing up.
  2. On your right hand, bring the tip of your thumb and ring finger together.
  3. On your left hand, bring the tip of your thumb and middle finger together.
  4. Focus on deep and steady breaths.

This mudra should be held for 15 minutes, up to four times a day. In the case of severe problems with the joints, the time can be increased to 30 minutes, up to six times a day.

Joint mudra


Yogapedia Explains Joint Mudra

Since it can help relieve pain in the joints, Joint Mudra may be effective in treating the joint-related symptoms of many disorders and diseases. For example:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Tendonitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rickets
  • Dengue Fever

Joint Mudra can also help to remove excess vata or dryness in the joints, in turn stimulating lubrication via the synovial fluid. By restoring energetic balance, it can assist in restoring and repairing worn-out or aging joints, as well as those damaged by physical exercise or injury. After a long walk or hike, practicing Joint Mudra will prevent stiffness and soreness from arising in the joints.

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