Some of you are battling uncomfortable coughs at the moment, thus I would like to bring your attention to this very effective therapeutic hand position to relieve the strain coughing has on the body.
The effect of this Mudra, hand position, is heating, warming up the chest and helping in expelling the congestion from the body, which it is trying to get rid off with the cough.
How to come into the position:
1. Interlace the fingers with the left little finger being at the bottom and the right hand thumb at the top
2. Extend the left thumb upwards
3. Stretch the right thumb and the right index finger enough that they touch at the tip of the fingers, embracing the left thumb
4. Hold the palms together tightly, in front of the chest.
Take the hand position for a few minutes when you are having a cough attack or when we are applying Mudras for therapeutic reasons the practice is done 3 times a day for a minimum of 2 minutes. Hold the hand position and concentrate on your breathing: slow, deep, relaxed belly breathing.
This Mudra was thaught to me by me dear teacher Indu Arora and can be found in her book: Mudra the Sacred Secret, which I highly recommend to anyone who would like to experience the benefits of Mudras (my library is always open to students to have a peak in the book):