The number of people who suffer from migraines, anxiety or depression today is overwhelming. While many turn to over-the-counter or prescription drugs to cope, others swear by something more natural – the healing power of yoga.
The hand and finger gestures that are often used during meditation or breathing exercises are known as mudras. While these gestures are conducted using only the hands, it’s believed that mudras help direct the flow of energy to the body. This can stimulate different areas of the brain, working to calm the mind and relieve stress. If you suffer from migraines, anxiety or depression, practicing these mudras may help to soothe you. Whether you’re fully on board or slightly skeptical, you’ll want to try these eight healing mudras.