Ashwini Mudra is performed by contracting the anal sphincter muscles firmly and then relaxing them. It is observed that horses are adept in doing this. Ashwini Mudracomes from the Sanskrit word ‘Ashwa’ which means a horse and mudra means gesture or sign.  Ashwini mudra is very easy to perform and can be done during anytime and by any age group.

How to do Ashwini Mudra?

  1. Sit in a comfortable pose.  It can be done even while standing or lying on ones back, but this is not recommended.
  2. Relax the body and breathe normally.
  3. Contract the anal sphincter muscles and hold it for few seconds.
  4. Release the anal muscles and breathe normally for few seconds.
  5. Repeat this practice for as long as you are comfortable.

Ashwini Mudra with breathing

        Ashwini mudra can also be practiced in tandem with the breath. In this variation, contract the sphincter muscles while breathing in and hold it. While releasing the sphincter muscles, let the breath out in a rush. Repeat this process for as long as you are comfortable.

    

Benefits of Ashwini Mudra

  1. Ashwini mudra gives control of the anal muscles and It also removes all diseases of the rectum
  2. Doing this mudra causes the prana that move upward through the body.
  3. It helps to remove constipation.
  4. The practice of Ashwini mudra can awaken the dormant Kundalini Shakti. .
  5. It gives strength and vigor and prevents premature death.