Maha Bedha Mudra is roughly translated in English as a Great Separation Seal.

Maha Bedha Mudra in Sanskrit is a combination of three words, “Maha” is great, “Bedha” means separate, and “Mudra” is referred to as seal.

Practitioner Level

This is an advanced level mudra which can be performed by a yoga practitioner who is been practicing yoga and mudras for quite a long time.

Maha Bedha Mudra Effects

It affects directly to the Kundalini Shakti which resides in each individual at the base of the spine.

This mudra helps combine both Prana and Apana to move through Sushumna to activate Kundalini.

Kundalini Shakti is said to be the primordial force which help the soul to manifest in human form or any other form in physical dimension of the univers.

7 great benefits of Maha Bedha Mudra

  • This affects your pranic level profoundly.
  • A great way to enhance your pranic energy which helps in pranic healing.
  • It influences the Root chakra (Mooladhara Chakra), Manipura Chakra, and Vishuddhi Chakras.
  • It will manipulate and harness the energy flow in the above-mentioned chakras.
  • Regular practice of the mudra brings about a great power of concentration and meditative state of mind.
  • Maha Bheda supplements and follows Maha Mudra.
  • It brings about a great power to the whole body and mind complex.

Preliminary Asanas for Maha Bedha Mudra

You can do this mudra while being in the Utthanapadasana.

How to do Maha Bedha Mudra?

Here is a step by step procedure on how to do Maha Bedha Mudra.

  • Sit comfortably on your yoga mat.
  • Breath slowly and deeply for a few seconds to normalize your breathing and relax your body.
  • Sit with legs outstretched.
  • Perform Utthanapadasana.
  • Keep your back straight.
  • Do Kechari Mudra and Inhale deeply.
  • Lean forward and clasp the right big toe with both the hands while exhaling.
  • Retain the breath outside.
  • Perform Jalandhar Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, and Mula Bandhas respectively.
  • Bring your awareness successively from Throat Chakra (Vishuddhi Chakra) to the Abdomen (Manipura Chakra), and to the Perineum (Mooladhara Chakra).
  • Ensure you keep your awareness to 1 or 2 seconds at each chakra position.
  • Rotate the awareness in this cycle for as long as you hold the breath outside.
  • Release Moola Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, and Jalanadhar Bandha respectively.
  • Full raise your head and breath in slowly and return to the upright position.
  • This completely one round.
  • You can commence the next round immediately after exhaling.
  • Practice this mudra 3 times with left leg folded, then 3 times with right leg folded, and then 3 times with both legs outstretched.

Maha Bheda Mudra Image

Maha Bedha Mudra - Yogic Practice

Follow-up mudra for Maha Bedha Mudra

You can do any of the 34 mudras after Maha Bedha Mudra. Do check out them for more information on list of all Mudra types.

Note of Caution

Please check the note of caution section before you begin your spiritual practices.


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