Rudra Mudra

Last updated: December 21, 2023

What Does Rudra Mudra Mean?

Rudra mudra is a hand gesture used in yoga practice that is believed to have powerful healing and energizing qualities. Rudra is a Sanskrit word that means “howler” or “terror.” It is also the name of a Rigvedic deity and is associated with the Hindu god, Shiva. Mudra means “gesture” or “seal.”

To perform rudra mudra, take a comfortable seated position, then touch the tips of the ring and index fingers to the top of the thumb, while the middle and little fingers extend comfortably.

Rudra Mudra


Yogapedia Explains Rudra Mudra

Rudra mudra is believed to activate the solar plexus (manipura) chakra, which is associated with personal transforming power. This mudra has a wide range of physical and mental benefits, including:

  • Improves mental clarity
  • Helps concentration
  • Eases tension
  • Improves circulation and respiration
  • Reduces feelings of dizziness and exhaustion
  • Promotes better eating habits
  • Energizes the body
  • Promotes empowerment
  • Is therapeutic for low blood pressure
  • Improves eyesight

Yogis also use rudra mudra to help them reach their potential and achieve their goals.

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