The word Ashwini generally means ‘Horse’ in Sanskrit language. Ashwini Mudra generally involves the contraction as well as relaxation of the buttock muscles, perineum, sphincter, and importantly the pelvic region. The practice of this important mudra is necessary because the anal contraction resembles the movement a horse, which makes with its sphincter immediately after evacuation of the bowel movements.
The Benefits of Ashwini Mudra
This mudra is an excellent one helps increases awareness, and makes your mind peaceful. A great mudra sometimes called the giver of energy.
- It slows down the ageing process as well as improves your health in general.
- It gradually tones up the pelvic muscles.
- This mudra helps to boost your reproductive and digestive organs.
- It is good to improve your sexual health.
- The mudra is very useful in rectum – and anus – related ailments, such as piles, prolapsed of the rectum and uterus.
- The Ashwini mudra strengthens your muscles of the uterus.
- This mudra can help you get rid of the constipation without any side effect.
- It is also good for the heart, makes your heart function well.
- It makes your body more resistant to diseases or ailments.
- The Ashwini mudra stimulates the Praná Energy to flow upwards solely for the spiritual purpose.
- It can also awaken the dormant Kundalini Energy.
Technique of Practicing Ashwini Mudra
- First, Sit comfortably in Padmasana or Sukhasana, it is best to start most of the asanas.
- Second, Close your eyes and relax the body.
- Third, Keep your attention on your breath for a few seconds.
- Fourth, Take your awareness to the anus, this is important while doing Ashwini mudra.
- Fifth, Now, contract the sphincter muscles for a few seconds, and then relax them for a while.
- Sixth, Repeat this way for a few seconds or if you can do as long as you feel comfortable.
- Seventh, While doing Ashwini mudra, you should know that contraction as well as relaxation should perform rhythmically and smoothly and at the same time it should be more rapid. You can even do this up to 100 times.
Precaution While Doing Ashwini Mudra
Avoid this asana if you have had any abdominal surgery, or if you have high blood pressure, glaucoma, or pain in the wrists or elbows.
Please Note the thing
Consult an expert yoga instructor or a yoga trainer or health advisor for your further exercise regimen.