Mudra of Heat
Linga Mudra (Mudra of Heat) Benefits Increases the Fire element It is believed Linga Mudra has spiritual, mental, and emotional benefits. known for the healing of the respiratory system, sinusitis, asthma, allergies. Protects against colds and releases chills. Regulates low blood pressure, strengthens the immune system. May help move beyond impotence, frigidity or lack of passion Can increase metabolism or the rate at which the body burns energy. Linga mudra is beneficial in the case of excessive cold feeling or cold obstruction in the body. Contraindications People who have problems with bile should not do this mudra. This posture should not be done for a long time in the summer season. In the case of acidity, fever and stomach ulcers should not perform this mudra. Esoteric In Hinduism, linga (also spelled lingam) represents Shiva, the Supreme God. It is a sign of regeneration and is often paired with yoni, a symbol of the feminine. In this way, many believe linga is associated with the male phallus and exists as a sign of fiery male passion and energy. Performing the mudra builds heat and energy.
Deepen Your Practice You can deepen your practice with this mudra by meditating on the root chakra and the color red while chanting the Bija mantra for the root chakra, "lam," pronounced "lahm." How to do Linga Mudra Bring both hands in front of your chest, clasp them together interlocking the fingers. Keeping the left thumb erect, pointing upwards, and encircle it with the thumb and index finger of the right hand. personal note I had been planing to write about Linga Mudra for the last year, I practice Kapalabhati pranayama in combination with this Mudra for the last year. I wish I have done my writing sooner to see my mistake, specially knowing dyslexia is a part of me, I was practicing with the right thumb up, I read somewhere that it can be practiced with right or left, but the left thumb up is the traditional way. As soon as I corroborate form a reliable source the flexibility of this fact I will update this post. References "Mudras and Health Prospectives" by "Suman.K.Chiplunkar" page no 68 7pranayama, lovetoknow