Vayu Mudra and Vata Dosha

Vayu Mudra and Vata Dosha

Simple Mudras for Good Health introduced the topic of simple hand gestures called Mudra for Wellness. We discussed the Gyan Mudra and Prana Mudra in the earlier articles. In this article, we will discuss the relation of Vayu Mudra and Vata Dosha.

Ayurved for everyone explained that our body is constituted of the five elements on nature:






Anybody has an interaction of these elements which are Vata, Pitta and Kafa. A predominance of any Dosha causes diseases.

Vata Dosha is the most important Dosha causing more number of diseases than other Doshas. It is basically the gas in our body causing various problems in everyday life.

Gas causes problems not only in our stomach but in our muscles and bones as well. They deeply affect our general health and causes mental problems like anxiety.

Vayu Mudra is a simple way to balance this Dosha. We discuss how it is done and the various benefits it can impart to people suffering from Vata Dosha.

Which Mudra is Good for Knee Pain?

Vayu Mudra is formulated with the objective of balancing Vata Dosha. This Mudra provides relief in knee pain.
Which Mudra is Good for Knee Pain?

Balancing Vata Dosha is one of the most critical step in one’s journey towards wellness. 140 diseases are listed in Ayurvedic Texts which are caused by Vata Dosha.

Vata Dosha not only disturbs normal digestive functions but also effects our muscles and bones. Long term effects of Vata Dosha includes osteoporosis and bone degeneration.

It is important to eliminate excess gas from the stomach. If not done, it reaches the muscles and bones and causes muscular pain.

Vata Mudra is performed in seated position or Asana. One can perform this is Sukhasan, Padmasan or even Vajrasan. However, there is no restriction to perform in seated position and one can perform it in lying position as well.

However, performance of Mudras is always recommended in seated position for effective results.

The index finger touches the base of the thumb and the thumb are wrapped over it. This is the Vayu Mudra position.

Vayu Mudra is one of the most simple Mudras which can be adapted into your daily life. Remember that you are fighting against 140 types of diseases caused by Vata Dosha!

How Long can I do Vayu Mudra?

Vayu Mudra must be held for eight minutes each in two sittings. People suffering from acute Vata Dosha symptoms must hold it for 15 minutes each in two sessions.

Practice Vayu Mudra in the morning and in the evening. Two sessions of equal holding time is recommended for effective results.

What Happens if I hold Vayu Mudra for hours together?

Really, there would be no significantly different results from the recommended holding time. Remember overdoing the Mudras doesn’t really help as the body needs to respond to energy centers!

What are Benefits of Vayu Mudra?

The benefits of Vayu Mudra includes,

1. Improved digestion due to elimination of games.
What are Benefits on Vayu Mudra?

2. Less anxiety in daily activities.

3. More supple skin.

4. Better hair health and less dry scalp.

5. Less pain in Muscles or tiredness at end of day.

6. Fewer problems of acidity.

7. Better bone health.

All the above benefits arise out of balancing or suppressing the Vata Dosha.

Benefits of Vayu Mudra are long term. By this I mean that acute cases of rheumatism cannot be treated by practicing this Mudra. However, practicing Vayu Mudra regularly will ensure better bone health.

Mudras are not magic and emergency treatments must not be relied upon. Always consult a medical practitioner in any case of emergency.

However, Mudras are one of the means to attain wellness. One must consider this carefully if you are looking for long term sustained well- being.

Who Should Avoid Vayu Mudra?

Vayu Mudra is specially formulated for people suffering from Vata Dosha. It is a general Mudra and can be practiced by all. However, it is not recommended for people suffering from Kafa Dosha.

Are you not confused? Read my article Ayurved for Everyone to determine your body type.

Everybody has three Doshas of Vata, Pitta and Kafa in their body. However, an excess of these Doshas is the root of any disease as per Ayurvedic Treatises. Mudras comes handy in treating these Doshas at its roots.

Different Mudras are the best suitable for a particular Dosha Type. Here, Vayu Mudra is best suited for Vata Dosha. It can be practiced in moderation by people suffering from Pitta Dosha but not recommended for Kafa Dosha body type.

Hence, choose your Mudras and Pranayams as per your body types to reap maximum benefits and improve your lifestyle.


Vayu Mudra is one of the simplest Hand gestures for activating the energy center’s in our brain. It is the congruence of Fire and Wind Elements in our body. It is practiced with the index finger touching the base of thumb and the thumb wrapped over it.

The effect of Vata Dosha is the prime reason of causing knee pain other than issues of accidental fracture. VayuMudra helps in relieving knee pain.

In Fact Vayu Mudra helps in relieving most of muscular pain. The cause of such pain being excess of Vata in the muscular tissues.

Vayu Mudra is recommended to be held for eight minutes of two sessions each. People with aggravated Vata Dosha must practice it for 15 minutes of two sessions each.

The benefits of Vayu Mudra is as follows:

– Improved digestion due to elimination of games.

– Less anxiety in daily activities.

– More supple skin.

– Better hair health and less dry scalp.

– Less pain in Muscles or tiredness at end of day.

– Fewer problems of acidity.

– Better bone health.

All the above benefits arise out of balancing or suppressing the Vata Dosha.

Vayu Mudra is specially recommended for people suffering with Vata Dosha. It is best recommended avoiding this Mudra for people with primary Kafa Dosha.

To completely understand this Mudra, here is the video link on Step by Step Guide to perform Vayu Mudra. This will surely be beneficial for you to know how simple this Mudra is.

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