Maha Vedha Mudra

Maha Vedha Mudra is roughly translated in English as the Great Piercing Seal.

Maha Vedha Mudra in Sanskrit is a combination of three words, “Maha” is great, “Vedha” means pierce or penetrate, 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.

The amount of energy you get through will be dependent on your sensitiveness.

Maha Vedha 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.

7 great benefits of Maha Vedha Mudra

  • Maha Vedha Mudra helps turn your mind inward.
  • It helps in awakening the psychic faculties and awakens the kundalini shakti.
  • Stimulates your endocrine system by activating the pineal gland.
  • This helps keep your pituitary gland under control.
  • If there is an excessive hormone secretion in your body this mudra help balancing it.
  • With regular practice of this mudra helps one with the anti-aging process.
  • Maha Vedha helps in wrinkles formation in the skin.

Preliminary Asanas for Maha Vedha Mudra

You can do this mudra while being in the Padmasana.

How to do Maha Vedha Mudra?

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

  • Sit comfortably on your yoga mat.
  • Breath deeply and slowly to relax your body.
  • Sit in padmasana and close your eyes.
  • Place the palms of the hands on the floor beside the thighs.
  • The fingers should be pointing forward or make fists with the knuckles facing down.
  • The arms should be straight but relaxed.
  • Inhale slowly and deeply through the nose.
  • Hold your breath inside and perform the Jalandhar Bandha.
  • Raise the body by placing all the weight on the hands and straightening the arms.
  • Gently beat the buttocks on the ground 3 times, keeping the awareness at mooladhara chakra.
  • The spine must be erect while doing the mudra.
  • The buttocks and the back of the thighs should touch the ground simultaneously.
  • Rest the buttocks on the floor, release Jalandhar Bandha and exhale slowly and deeply.
  • This completes one complete cycle.
  • When the breathing returns to normal, inhale and repeat the process.
  • You can repeat the cycle 3 times as a beginner, as you advance in the practice, you can do 9 to a maximum of 11 times.

Maha Vedha Mudra Video

Please do watch the below video for better clarity on applying the mudra.

Note: This video is not in Enligh, but you observe the mudra carefully.

Follow-up mudra for Maha Vedha Mudra

You can do any of the 34 mudras after Maha Vedha 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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