Gyan Mudra

Knowledge in Sanskrit means intelligence. It is also called gyan mudra in English. Practicing it regularly increases intelligence. When we do yoga in the posture of knowledge, our intelligence increases. Therefore meditation is very important to do this yoga. Our thumb is the symbol of fire element and the index finger is the symbol of air element. According to astrology, our thumb is the symbol of Mars and the index finger is the symbol of Jupiter.

When these two elements combine, there is an increase in air element due to which the effect of Jupiter increases. This is the reason that our yoga develops by doing yoga asanas. Vayu Mudha increases with gyan mudra, hence it is also called Vayu Mudra. Gyan Mudra is the Shiromani mudra. There is also an article in the Gita in which Lord Krishna preached the Gita to Arjuna, which was in the Gita itself. Many Gods such as Lord Shiva, Goddess Saraswati, Lord Buddha, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, etc. are shown in Gyan Mudra in the statues and pictures.

Importance of Gyan Mudra

Gyanmudra is said to be powerful in yoga because this posture breaks your sleep. The glands of the hands are directly related to our brain. Right-handed relationship The left and left-handed relationship is assumed to be from the right brain. With the enlightenment, the sleeping fibers of the brain wake up and increase the senses of humans. Knowledge does not mean a lot of information or ideology, but conscious. There is no stain of any kind of action or thoughts on the mind of a conscious personality.

How To Do Gyan Mudra

  • First of all, place the carpet / mat in a clean and flat place.
  • Now sit in Sukhasana, Padmasana or Vajrasana.
  • Now put both your hands on knees and the palm of hands should be towards the sky.
  • Now the index finger has to be rounded and touch the front part of the thumb. And keep the other three fingers straight and do this knowledge with both hands.
  • Remove all thoughts from the mind and focus the mind only on ohm.

Benefits of Gyan Mudra

  • There is an increase in air element due to joining of thumb and index finger. This removes negative thoughts. Wisdom develops. Concentration increases. Memory increases and mental strength develops. We use only 10 percent of our brain. But with determination, we start using its full powers.
  • The wisdom fibers of the brain are functional. A slight touch of the thumb’s forefinger and forefinger of the thumb causes a wonderful movement in our mind and brain. There is a slight spasm.
  • Excellent posture for intellectuals, thinkers, teachers, students due to increased concentration. Therefore this mudra is also called Saraswati mudra.
  • No matter what kind of mind a child is, his mega power starts to develop quickly and the memory power is also strong. What happens when fire and air meet? Fire is intense. Similarly, when the index and thumb meet, the intellect develops. The soft intellect also shines.
  • There are pressure points of the brain and pituitary gland in the forefinger of the thumb and there is a point of mind on the forearm of the index finger. When there is a slight pressure on touching both of them, then the mind, brain and pituitary gland – all three are awakened. When fire is intense in contact with fire and air, then the dirt and deformities of the mind become pure. And that results in mental hygiene.
  • The pituitary gland, located in the brain, is affected by the pineal gland. It is beneficial in all diseases caused by stress such as high BP headache etc. Performing this mudra all three times is very beneficial.
  • This mudra has a quick effect on our nervous system, there is coordination of mind and brain. Misconceptions, negative, bad thoughts are removed from the mind. Instant release from mental stress and tension related headaches are also removed. Insanity of the mind is removed by its constant practice.
  • Gyan Mudra and Prana Mudra together are more beneficial in headache and migraine. Do 15 minutes of Gyan Mudra and 15 minutes of Pran Mudra.
  • It is beneficial in restlessness, insanity, irritability, anger etc. This mudra provides peace and tranquilizer, so it is also beneficial in insomnia. This currency also has the advantage in syncope.
  • This posture is essential for progress in the spiritual realm. With the continuous practice of Gyanmudra, the system of knowledge of humans develops. The sixth sense develops. This can give us an idea of past, future and present events. The ability to know what is on one’s mind is attained. This mudra is mandatory in meditation and samadhi.
  • Practicing this mudra to get success in your work area is beneficial. It is also very beneficial in heart disease.

Toothache, and skin diseases are eliminated by this mudra, and it is also beautifying. Facial stains, freckles are removed and facial aura increases.

  • This mudra is also helpful for relieving the habit of intoxication. It is very beneficial in ridding all kinds of intoxication and bad habits.

Regular practice of this posture reduces sex.

  • Gyan Mudra is the soul of mudra science. It is a mudra that can be applied continuously for twenty-four hours. Gyan Mudra effects all of the soul, mind, intellect and body. It is also resistant to disease, and is also very helpful in curative and spiritual practice.
  • When the thumb and index finger meet, luck is born.
  • Gyan Mudra makes the entire nervous system powerful, consciousness and life force flows together. That is why in today’s era of mental stress, there is a very good posture.
  • This pose is very good for hyperactive children.
  • Practicing this mudra regularly for one hour every day with deep breaths increases the intelligence, increases the intensity, experiences peace, and we are completely sick.
  • To avoid Alzheimer’s in old age and people suffering from this disease also practice this mudra daily.
  • The thumb symbolizes inner strength and energy and index finger is the sign of external energy. When the two meet, they co-ordinate and we attain divine powers.
  • This posture connects us carefully.
  • Disease resistance power increases in the body.
  • Doing this boosts our confidence.


This knowledge posture should be done on an empty stomach. If you are doing this posture sitting in a chair, then the feet should not be moved. Meditation should not be lost in this posture.