Mudras and Meditation: Vayu Mudra

Vayu Mudra (Air Gesture) by far is my favorite mudra these days! This mudra is for physical, mental or emotional issues related to an imbalance of vata energy.


This is the energy of movement; it is made up of air (matter in gaseous form) and ether (space). It is constantly moving, expansive in nature, easily changeable, irregular and cold. When vata is excessive, your body tends to suffer from dryness, roughness, stiffness, joint pain, and brittle bones and teeth. You may have trouble focusing or committing to anything. Joint problems and symptoms relating to the nervous system are said to indicate an imbalance of vata.

Vayu Mudra helps restore energy to your joints while reducing pain and aiding mobility. It also supports the healing of tired ligaments, tendons and muscles around the joints. If you spend a large portion of your day in front of a computer, try this mudra to relieve stiff or sore arms, wrists and fingers. It also counters a stiff neck.


Come into a sitting or kneeling position. Bring the tips of both index fingers to the base of the thumbs, then press your thumbs down onto the top knuckles of the index fingers. Hold for 15 minutes twice daily. For chronic joint pain, practice for up to 30 minutes three times a day.

I kid you not…I felt all my muscles and areas with tension melt 🫠 The longer you hold this you will absolutely feel looser by the time you’re finished.


By pressing down on the index finger, you reduce and control the element this finger is associated with – air. This removes excess wind and dryness in the body and restores balance to your vata energy.


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