Adi Mudra – Meaning, Method Of Doing, Benefits, Dosha Effect



By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Adi mudra is hand gesture. It is called the first gesture because it is the first position the hands of the fetus are capable of making inside the womb of the mother. It is used in the spiritual yoga practice to calm and quiet the mind and nervous system. It is often used in the practice of meditation. It helps prepare the practitioner for pranayama breathing exercises. This mudra focuses on breathing patterns and your internal chest structure. It may also be practiced in the asanas.
Read – How To Do Pranayama – A Simple Pranayama Technique

Adi = first / primal
Mudra = gesture / mark / seal / pose


  • Sit in any comfortable position. Prefer sitting in yoga meditation poses. One among the Sukhasana i.e. easy pose, Padmasana i.e. lotus pose or Vajrasana i.e. diamond pose.
  • Sit on a mat and not on the floor….

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