The physical body is made up of five elements namely - Air, Water, Fire, Earth and Aakash (ether - the tiny intercellular spaces in the human body).
Imbalance of these elements disrupts the immunity system and causes disease.
Deficiencies in any of these elements can be made up by connecting one part of the body with another in a particular manner through Mudras.
When a finger representing an element is brought into contact with the thumb, that element is brought into balance. Therefore the disease caused by the imbalance is cured. Mudras start electromagnetic currents within the body which balance various constituting elements and restore health. The joining of fingers creates an effect on the human body.
Five Fingers for Five Elements
* Thumb Fire
* Index Air
* Middle Aakash
* Ring Earth
* Little Water
Join the tips of the index finger and thumb and keep the other 3 fingers stretched and joined.
Press the middle finger on the base of the thumb and keep the thumb on middle finger. Keep the other three fingers straight.
Join the tip of the thumb with the tip of middle and ring finger, keeping the other finger straight.
Join the tip of the thumb with tip of little and ring finger. Keeping other two fingers straight.
Press the index finger on the base of thumb and keep the thumb on the index finger. Let the other fingers be straight.
Join the tip of the thumb and ring finger.
Join the tip of the thumb and little finger.
Put the tip of ring finger at the base of thumb, with thumb gently pressing on it.
Interlock the fingers of both hands together. Keeping the left thumb up (encircled by right thumb and index finger) i.e. left thumb should be vertically straight and right thumb around it.