In the practice of yoga there are numerous types of mudras that can be formed with the hands. Each mudra is associated with a different therapeutic effect for the mind and body.
Avery beneficial mudra for respiratory issues is the Shankh Mudra. Shankh is a Sanskrit word for “shell”. The shape is seen in the Indian culture as a symbol of infinite space. Ancient cultures often used the conch shell as a musical instrument to purify the air and attract positive energy.
Deep Breathing and Vagus Nerve Stimulation
You may have heard many people suggest deep breathing for helping with mental conditions such as depression and anxiety, but really do not go into much explanation on how and why deep breathing has such a calming effect on the nervous system. It is not uncommon to hesitate in trying something new if you are unsure as to why and how this new suggestion will help. I will share some basic knowledge to help you understand the conne