Mudra for Back Pain

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 25, 2011

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Mudras, or specific hand gestures that have healing properties are useful for getting relief from back pain too. The balance of energies that mudras bring about helps to get rid of the back pain complications too. While it is too risky to recommend it as a replacement for physical therapies or medications, these mudras of Yoga are a very good addition to your back pain care regimen.

There are separate mudras for left hand and right hand which are to be done in conjunction with one another.


Method of Back Pain Relieving Mudra


  • The thumb, middle finger and little finger of your right hand should gently touch one another, while the index and ring finger are extended.
  • Now place the thumb of your left thumb joint on the nail of the left index finger.
  • Perform this asana for four times in a day, for four minutes each.


You can even perform Mudra meditation for relieving your back pain. The following is its method:

  • Keep your arms and spine erect. Fingers in the mudra as explained above.
  • Rest your hands on thighs, table, chair handles, or on bed.
  • Keep the arms open to the sky (preferably). It is a visualisation of receiving cosmic energy.
  • You should be inhaling less than exhaling. You can even lie down in open sky for this meditation.
  • Focus on the pain and visualise that it is dissipating with each of your exhales.


Do not expect immediate results although that does happen from time to time. If it does not work out right away for you, do not be discouraged. This is the most holistic and comprehensive way of treating your back pain as well as having a permanently healthy back that you could have taken. Show yourself the same compassion that you would to someone else who suffered from pain. You can add a few more Yoga poses to your routine such as the Child’s pose. Consult a good Yoga trainer for this.

Moreover, you can add a few safe modifications to this exercise and make the practice your own. Although the mudra has a good track record of treating this pain, you can use the meditation and mental reaffirmations for treatment of your back pain too. Mudras are an important part of Yoga and no Yogic practice is deemed complete with one or the more of these. The various hand gestures described are linked to different types of energies prevailing in your body and the cosmos.

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