(Matangi Mudra basically serves as an effective practice to digestion and nourishes the circulatory and lymphatic system in the lower body.)
Matangi is one of the Mahavidyas, ten Tantric goddesses, she is a form of Parvati as all the Mahavidyas are. She is also considered to be the Tantric form of Sarasvati, the goddess of music and learning. Like Sarasvati, Matangi governs speech, music, knowledge and the arts. Her worship is prescribed to acquire supernatural powers, especially gaining control over enemies, attracting people to oneself, acquiring mastery over the arts and gaining supreme knowledge.
Matangi Mudra opens and balances Manipura Chakra, this connection with Manipura Chakra at the navel centre encourages the ability to fully digest and assimilate life experience, leaving the path clear for us to move forward with ease and confidence. Matangi Mudrā directly affects the hypothalamus, the hypothalamus is the primary autonomous part of the nervous system; This mudra helps to establish a state of balance in the body. Practicing this Mudra also helps you to achieve peace with your inner self and with the surroundings. Matangi Mudra cultivates inner heat, reducing lethargy and increasing energy. The Mudra instills a sense of confidence and personal power, creating clarity in our direction. The extended middle finger represents clear direction along your life’s journey as well as the determination to overcome the obstacles that you may meet along the way. The Matangi Mudra benefit the heart, stomach, liver, duodenum, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas and kidneys. Practicing it, altered heart is reassuring in a remarkable way and disappear (for example, feeling of fullness or spasms) internal tensions related to digestion. This Mudra also relaxes diffuse aches and the maxillary tensions.
Method of doing Matangi Mudra:
Fasten your fingers, raise and touch your center fingers against one another. Keep the position of your hands in a close sun based plexus (Manipura Chakra/Navel Centre). Begin breathing up to abdomen and watch your sun oriented plexus.
Benefit of Matangi Mudra:
• This the best mudra to relieve tension.
• Matangi mudra fortifies the digestive organs. Stomach, Spleen, Liver, Pancreas, Gall Bladder and Kidneys are profited. Nourishes the circulatory and lymphatic system in the lower body.
• Anxiety and energy fades away and gives you a feeling of peace and quietness.
• Cultivates self esteem and determination.
• Matangi Mudra is useful to attain inner harmony.
• Doing this Mudra while meditation will give instant results.
Duration for Padma Mudra:
You can start practicing this Mudra for 4 to 5 minutes with meditation and go upto 20 minutes. 20 minutes of practice is enough to get instant relief from pains and 5 minutes each in the morning and evening to get internal harmony.
For those with acid or hyperdigestive conditions this Mudra is not recommended as it creates to much heat in the digestive system, a gentler alternative should be used. Always listen to your body, and know your limits. While practise, if you find any pain or discomfort, please exit the Mudra and ask for the expert’s guidance
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