Ashwini mudra is contraction and relaxation of anus part which strengthens pelvic muscles. Ashwini Mudra – The word ashwini means ‘horse’ in Sanskrit. Ashwini Mudra involves the contraction and relaxation of the buttock muscles. Ashwini Mudra is done by contracting the anal sphincter muscles in a rhythmic manner. It is observed that horses are adept in doing this. Ashwini Mudracomes.

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How to perform this mudra: It can also awaken the dormant Kundalini Energy.

Hold the breath, pull the shoulders forward and press the chin against the chest for a moment. Sit in any comfortable meditation asana like Sukh Asana. You can lean forward slightly if it helps. Therefore all of the pelvic and abdominal area circulation, ear, throat and nose ailments are improved.

Ashwini mudra is a beginner yoga technique that involves contracting the anal sphincter in a rhythmic way in order to direct prana life force energy upward along the spine through the sushumna nadior the body’s main energy channel.

It slows down the ageing process as well as improves your health in general. Contract and relax the anus 15 more times. Try and keep the back in a straight, vertical position. But, women suffering from the problems of the uterus should not do this Asana.


What is Ashwini Mudra? – Definition from Yogapedia

Place the hands on the knees in chin or jnana mudra. Let the knees come to the ground or away from the body. E-mail – yoga yogapoint. Contraction and relaxation should be performed rhythmically and smoothly.

Ashwini Mudra

Visualize the energy moving up the spine. Begin Your Day With Laughter. Avoid this asana after any abdominal surgery, or if you have high BP, glaucoma, or pain in the wrists or elbows. This Asana also ashwni good effects for females. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Useful in preventing the prolapse of the rectum and preventing piles. The increased blood flow can be beneficial for those who suffer from headaches, though it should not be practiced at the time of headache.

Due to the increased blood flow to the head the mind is tranquilized, stress and psychological disturbances are removed. Lower the legs from the hips bringing the thighs towards the abdomen. This results in the improved functioning of all other systems of the body.

Times Point Know more. The practice is called so because the anal contraction resembles the movement a horse makes with its sphincter immediately after evacuation of the bowels. Close the eyes and think, you are performing ashwini mudra for some moment.

Ashwini Mudra – Horse Gesture

So Vajroli is the force which moves upward with the power of lightning and sahajoli is the psychic attitude of spontaneous arousing. Aswhini Mudra generally involves the contraction as well as relaxation of the buttock muscles, perineum, sphincter, and importantly the pelvic region.


In supine position exhale and while inhaling, contract the abdomen and slowly raise both legs to a 90 degree angle from the floor.

Now contract the sphincter muscles for a few seconds, and then relax them for a few seconds. Ashwini mudra has many physical, emotional and spiritual benefits, including: The digestive system is greatly improved due to the increase in blood circulation and drainage of stagnant blood.

Strength of the muscles of the uterus. Then take the awareness to the anus.

What Are The Reasons to Practice Ashwini Mudra

It helps the mother cope with the weight of the child during pregnancy and eases childbirth by virtue of the fact that the mother is perfectly trained in relaxing the muscles of pelvic region. FifthNow, contract the sphincter muscles for a few seconds, and then relax them for xshwini while. The chin should rest against the chest, creating the chin lock.

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