How to do Kaki Mudra and know its benefits
Today’s article is about Kaki mudra. In this article, you will be able to know what is the method, precautions, and benefits of this Mudra? Along with this, you will also be able to know what is the importance of this Mudra in Hata Yoga. So let’s start –
Kaki mudra –
While breathing in this posture, the shape of the face becomes like a crow’s beak, hence the name Kaki Mudra. And it is believed that its regular practice leads to a healthy and long life like a crow.
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Method of doing kaki mudra –
- Firstly sit comfortably in any meditation posture like Sukhasana, Padmasana, or Vajrasana.
- Keep your head and spine straight.
- Keep both hands on the knees.
- Now apply Gyan Mudra or Chin Mudra.
- After this close your eyes and take a deep breath and relax your whole body.
- And Now with the eyes open, focus both the eyes on the front part of the nostril. And practice nasal vision.
- Then shrink your lips into the shape of a beak.
- Now take deep and slow breaths in.
- After inhaling, bring your lips together.
- Then slowly exhale through the nostrils.
- And keep doing this action for 4 to 5 minutes.
Duration to do Kaki Mudra-
You can do this Mudra for as long as you can. And initially do this for 3 – 5 minutes. Gradually increase its time.
Your awareness should be towards the flow and sound of the breath and the tip of the nostrils.
Sequence to do Kaki Mudra-
Its practice is very similar to Sheetali and Sheetkari Pranayama. This Mudra balances the body temperature. Therefore it is practiced after the heat-generating pranayamas.
Early morning and late-night time is the best time to practice this mudra. But you can practice this Mudra anytime during the daytime. And this Mudra should not be practiced in the cold season (winter).
Precautions while doing Kaki Mudra –
Do not practice this Mudra in extremely cold weather (winter). And it should not be practiced even in a polluted environment.
Persons suffering from mental depression, low blood pressure, and chronic constipation should not practice this mudra.
Benefits of Kaki Mudra –
- This mudra removes high blood pressure.
- Kaki Mudra cools the body and mind.
- And by doing this mudra, mental stress is reduced.
- This Mudra Yoga is a great practice to overcome anger and mental distraction.
- By doing this concentration power develops.
- Kaki Mudra is helpful in awakening the Muladhara Chakra and bringing in a state of meditation.
- And it takes a person to the level of spiritual consciousness.
- This Mudra balances the nervous system by relieving nervous tension, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
- And it enhances memory power and develops strong willpower.
- Kaki Yoga Mudra activates the Agya Chakra.
- Digestive discharge is stimulated by doing this mudra.
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