THE FIVE UNIVERSE HEALING ELEMENTS ARE HIDDEN IN THE HANDS
Ayurveda defines a human as the assemblage of the five universe elements and the higher self. The universe is made up of five elements: Earth (solid state of matter), Water (liquid state), Fire (transforms solids into liquid and gas), Air (gaseous form) and Ether (space in which everything happens).
These five elements called Panchamahabhoota combine in pairs to form three dynamic forces, bio-energies, called Doshas or 'that which changes'. Without these three forms of energy (movement, metabolism and stability) life would not be possible. Its pulsation is maintained by constant interaction between kinetic Vata (composed of air and governs all bodily movements in the space) and potential Kapha (earth and watery humour that binds the elements in the body) energies. The transformation of one form into the other is ensured by Pitta (composed of fire and water and governs heat, metabolism, digestion and other transformation processes of the mind and body).
No Dosha on its own is capable of creating or maintaining life, they must work together. This coexistence and dynamic interplay of all the three is the basis of any human activity. These five nature universal elements are conected with the five fingers of our hands and creates conection between internal and external world.
The fingertips of every living being have many concentrated nerve root endings which are free energy discharge points. Science also confirms that around every tip there is a concentration of free electrons. By touching together of the tips of the fingers or the finger tips to other parts of the palms this free energy, called Prana, is redirected back into the body along specified channels, back up to the brain. The redirected energy traveling through the nerves stimulates the various chakras.
Thus, the tension applied to the nerves and the neural or psycho-neural circuits formed by the mudras help in balancing the five universal elements. The balancing of the tension, and redirection of the internal energy effects the changes in veins, tendons, glands and sensory organs, to bring the body back to a healthy state. Keeping specified nerves stretched for specified periods tones up of the nervous system. The fingers of each hand are held folded in certain specific postures and this provides the required tension on the nerves.
Compare this with Acupressure where the nerves are influenced by the application of pressure on certain points or Acupuncture, where slight electrical impulses are conveyed through needles inserted in the body. The advantage in Mudra Vigyan is that the pressure to be applied on the nerves is automatic and controlled by the shape and size of the fingers and not by external agencies.
The fingers of each and every individual in the world are different in their shapes and sizes. These are determined and provided by nature as a tool to bring the nerves into prime condition when affected adversely. Thus, they provide a different 'end tension' on the nerves when different individuals fold their fingers or the same individual folds the fingers by different methods in different Mudras. This is exactly the tension required by that individual for that particular application. Nature has already bestowed us with the tools to be used to keep us healthy.
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