Prana Mudra Step by Step Guide and Its Benefits

Prana Mudra is the hasta (hand) mudra designed to increase inner vitality and endurance. It is the combination of physical postures with a breathing exercise.

The term Prana Mudra comes from the संस्कृत (Sanskrit) language, प्राण (Prana) means “LIFE ENERGY” and मुद्रा (Mudra) means “GESTURE”. Among all the mudra’s which is practiced to perpetuate the balance for nature, Prana holds much superior importance. To perform this Mudra, bend ring finger and little finger inwardly must be touch with the tip of thumb while the middle and index finger extended outward horizontally. It is neither morning nor evening asana. No specific time duration required, one can practice at any time. However, performing this asana in the quiet room awaken the senses 2 times better than performing with all. It is the best healing mudra when you need a bit further calmness plus easiness.

As it is the mudra of life, it will help you to improve the power of life and turn on the inactive energy in the body. Let’s have a look at the Prana Mudra benefits, pose, performing steps, and precautions.

How to Perform Prana Mudra Steps

Let’s discuss the step-by-step procedure to perform Prana Mudra.

  • It is best practiced in padmasana position. Take it.
  • It is practiced with both hands.
  • Strengthens your head, spine, and back in align position.
  • Tips of the ring finger and little finger have to be joined by the lean of thumb.
  • The remaining two fingers index and middle finger extended straight.
  • It will help you to reduce the clamps in blood vessels and making you active by your hand mudra practice.
  • Take a deep and regular breath.
  • Inhale and exhale breathe for the same duration.
  • Perform the Prana Mudra asana continuous 20-30 times daily.
  • After some days try to focus on your mind.
  • It is believed that mind-body integration is used to reduce the health effects like lower blood pressure, improve coordination, flexibility, concentration, sleep, and digestion of generalized stress.
  • When you start to focus on your mind, you will sense a sudden flow of positive vibes in your body.
  • After a day, you will notice that your breath is harmonious and profound through the performing Prana Mudra.

Note: There is no exact time to performing this asana but if you will practice early in the morning around sunrise then this asana can do wonders for your health. Because early in the morning gestures helps to regulate sleep rhythms by balancing your hormonal cycle.

“Start doing and feel the difference” – Kiran Sawhney.

Duration: 30 to 40 minutes daily practice is enough to get a good result.

Prana Mudra Benefits

Benefits of Prana Mudra

  1. By performing Prana Mudra, the focus on breathing is infinitely deeper, and the mind will be easier to control.
  2. It helps to remove all vitamin related deficiency and fatigue.
  3. It is believed to calm the nervous system and balance the body, mind, and spirit.
  4. Profound breath in Prana Mudra helps you to reduce the clamps in the blood vessels and maintains the flow of blood in the body.
  5. It helps you to boosts immunity.
  6. Improves the power of the eye and reduces the eyes related problems like burning red dry eyes and cataract.
  7. Prana Mudra can cure numbness in any particular part of the body.
  8. Concentration and presence of mind can be greatly improvised with this Mudra that will help you to perform better in any situation.
  9. Prana Mudra assists to fight against chronic fatigue, general debility, and low endurance.
  10. It will get you relief from the mental tension, anger, irritability, jealousy, pride, and restlessness.
  11. As you know that our finger indicates the elements of nature that’s why in Prana Mudra elements of earth, water and fire are joined, so this will helps to remove any clot present in your blood vessels by improving blood circulation at a higher level.
  12. Prana Mudra is a proven and best therapy to cure insomnia and migration.
  13. By performing Prana Mudra daily you can get away from forgetfulness.
  14. During the fasting stage, this mudra will help you to control hunger and thirst.
  15. Prana mudra stimulates your nervous system which brings energy, joy, delight, zeal, and hopes to you.

Also Read: Health Benefits of Meditation

Prana Mudra for Energy

The Prana means “vital force of energy” when this flow of energy coming from the fingers and palms then it must give strength and energy to all the organs it passes by. That’s why it is known as the best healing technique. Try to perform this mudra at the time when you run on low energy and it will boost your energy and makes you lighter even in low condition.

Prana Mudra is the mind-body integration whose uncountable benefits had been confirmed by the yogis of India. This Mudra enhances the capacity of your mind and controls the subtle energies in the body. Through the intense flow of energy, our aura becomes larger, purer, and brighter. Due to the focus stage of Prana mudra during inspiration awaken the soul and revelation of our divine nature.

Prana Mudra Precautions

  • Don’t practice if you are suffering from rhinorrhea, cough, and cold.
  • Skip it if you have the problem in the back.
  • Firstly, learn how to do Prana mudra.
  • Don’t press the tips of fingers strongly. Press gently.
  • Try to do Prana Mudra in padmasana pose.

According to Indian traditional Ayurveda, this mudra increases the vital forces and decreases bio elements in the body. Generally, Prana Mudra performs before the meditation to control the flow of energy in the body and unblock chakras. With time and practice, you will actually aware of the benefits of Mudra with significant changes it will bring to your body. As you all know yoga and exercise take time for a long-lasting transformation of the body.


Amit Sharma is a Yoga Teacher with a Master's degree in Yoga Therapy from the S-VYASA University. With seven years of teaching experience, Amit is dedicated to helping individuals achieve physical and mental well-being through the practice of yoga.

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