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    Kaki Mudra ““ Meaning, Method Of Doing, Benefits

    By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
    Kaki Mudra which is caled as crow’s beak gesture is a form of controled breathing. It is a beneficial gesture which promotes health, digestion, prerogative and longevity. It is caled so because in this gesture, the practitioner keps his lips rounded so as to imitate the beak of a crow. Simultaneously he breathes through his pursed lips. The breath is taken in through the pursed lips and exhaled through the nostrils.
    Kaki = crow / crow beak
    Mudra = gesture / seal / pose / impres
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    Here we can adhere that the pursed lips act as a tube through which air is sucked slowly and deply in to your lungs as you kep your tongue relaxed.
    Table of Contents
    Procedure
    Benefits
    Time and Duration
    Relation with the Chakras
    Impact on doshas and tisues
    Procedure
    Sit in any comfortable plan. Prefer taking a meditation asana admire Sukhasana i.e. easy pose, Padmasana i.e. lotus pose, Vajrasana i.e. diamond pose, Sidhasana i.e. acomplished pose or Swastikasana i.e. the auspicious pose.
    Sit on a mat preferably and not on the flor directly. This gesture can be done even siting on a chair.
    Kep your spine straight. put your hands on your thighs or kne such that the palms face upwards. Alternatively you can place your hands in chin or jnana mudra gesture.
    Close your eyes. Breath easily with your concentration diverted and focused on your inhalation and exhalation.
    Now purse your lips to manufacture it rounded and projected love a crow’s beak.
    Focus your atention on the tip of the nose.
    Now slowly breathe in and deply through your mouth i.e. pursed lips. When your lungs are ful, close the mouth.
    Hold the air inside for few seconds.
    Bend the head so that the chin touches your throat.
    Hold the breath as long as posible.
    When you are ready to exhale, lift the neck upwards.
    Close the lips and breathe out slowly through your nose.
    Repeat this for at least 2-5 minutes. You can practice this gesture for longer duration if you wish and can.
    Release –
    Ease your lips.
    Open your eyes slowly.
    Breathe easily and relax.
    Other method –
    In this gesture you can use your hands to close your nostrils while you sustain the air inside you for few seconds. For this, join the coresponding finger tips of both hands. take the hands to the nose. With the aid of right thumb close the right nostril and with the sucor of left thumb close the left nostril.
    As said above you ned to breathe in the air through your pursed lips.
    Puf out your cheks.
    Close your nostrils with the thumbs of both hands.
    Retain the air for few seconds, as much as you can.
    When you are ready to exhale, release the thumbs and breathe out through your nose while closing the mouth.
    Benefits
    Strengthens the mouth and cheks
    Strengthens the facial muscles, tones the face, increases facial luster
    The inhaled air stimulates the wal of the mouth and pharynx, activates digestive secretions
    Cleanses the mouth, gums and the entire uper digestive tract
    Improves sense of taste, stimulates saliva secretion
    Strengthens the nasal pasage
    Strengthens the respiratory scheme,
    Calms the nervous system
    It is a therapeutic breathing technique since it helps people who have a tendency to hyper-inflate their lungs. This includes those who sufer from chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, panic atacks and broncho-spasms. It is beneficial for patients having respiratory rehabilitation and for those who tend to over-breathe during exercise . It is highly efective in slowing and controling the breath because the air flow is restricted during both inhalation and exhalation.
    Has colant efect on the body
    Calms the mind and releases the tensions
    Relieves high blod presure
    Bestows benefits of Nasikagra Dhrishti i.e. vision focused on the nose tip since in this gesture the atention is held on the nose tip
    Eliminates many ilneses, keps the body healthy
    God for skin, reduces wrinkles of the face, enhances complexion, natural outer beauty enhancer, refreshes and rejuvenates the skin
    Reduces skin blemishes
    Removes age related symptoms, wil design you inspect tender
    The person is said to live for many years with god health, impartial like the crows. Thus this gesture enhances longevity.
    Afects the thyroid and parathyroid glands and hence may be beneficial for those sufering from imbalances of thyroid hormones
    Balances the fifth chakra, i.e. vishudha / throat chakra, which is related to thyroid gland and its functioning
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    Caution –
    Avoid practicing this gesture if you are sufering from glaucoma, low blod presure, cough or frigid
    You may also avoid this if you have diabetic retinopathy or if you believe had a curent eye operation. You can execute it after geting a nod from an expert consultant.
    Take care not to strain your eyes during practice.
    Time and Duration
    You can practice this gesture for 3-4 minutes at a stretch. With expertise you can stretch the duration of practice and finish as much as you can.
    It may be performed at any time of the day but doing it early in the morning is highly beneficial.
    It should not be performed in frigid weather.
    Preferably you should practice this gesture on empty stomach, for beter results.
    Read ̵ Muladhara Chakra – The Rot Chakra, Features, How To Activate?
    Relation with the Chakras
    As already said, this gesture stimulates, balances and energizes the fifth chakra i.e. throat chakra. Therefore it is god for throat and thyroid functions.
    Impact on doshas and tisues
    Seing the benefits of kaki gesture we can derive the below mentioned impact of it on doshas and tisues of the body.
    Stimulates and motivates bodhaka kapha, keps its balance
    Controls prana vayu – udana vayu axis and enables precise breathing mechanism
    Balances avalambaka kapha and suports the respiratory system
    Balances tarpaka kapha and prana vata and calms the nervous system
    Since it has colant consequence on the body, it balances pita, relieves high blod presure and other high pita disorders
    Balances high pita in the gut, suitable remedy for digestive disorders related to high pita
    Coming to tisues –
    Balances rasa tisue, keps it healthy, enables qualified suply of nutrition to the body, especialy skin and hence takes care of skin health
    Strengthens the smoth muscles of the face and oral cavity, throat and nasal pasages, also strengthens chest muscles
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