Our body is a mini world made of five elements, Agni (Fire), Vayu (Air), Akasha (Aether), Bhumi (Earth) and Jala (Water); and when there is disturbance in these elements, it can lead to an imbalanced mind and cause our body to suffer from diseases.
While it can be restored with the physical postures, drawn to bring awareness to the body and mind, there is more in all yoga styles that can help us balance all these elements within ourselves. Such is the case of the Mudras.
Dattamudra or Brahmamudra is a simple practice for the beginner; however, it has a number of health benefits. In this article, you will learn how to practice Datta Mudra.
How to practice Datta Mudra
- In this Dattamudra position, one needs to be seated in Vajrasana Position.
- Fold legs inwards from the knees and sit straight in that position. Hold your head high and rest your palms on the knees.
- In the Vajrasana position, turn your neck to the left side as much as possible, relax all the muscles and continue normal breathing.
- Repeat the same by turning your neck to the right side.
- That is all. You need to turn your neck to left side and then to the right side in Vajrasana Position.
Benefits of Datta Mudra
The Datta Mudra is very much useful in reducing stress and anxiety. This is because it relaxes the body muscles, giving proper stretch to neck and back.