Seeking prosperity in life and career along with an abundance of wealth is a desire of every human being. Having immense confidence and self-esteem to tackle life’s challenges is of utmost importance in today’s competitive and busy lifestyle.
Kubera mudra is one of those hand mudras that will help you fulfil desires, provide abundance, prosperity and counter physical ailments.
In this article, we will discuss Kubera mudra, its benefits and how it works for wealth.
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What is Kubera Mudra?
Kubera mudra is an hasta (hand) mudra practiced for physical, mental, and spiritual prosperity, abundance, and fulfilment of desires. It is named after the Hindu God of Wealth “Kuber”, which is why it is also referred as “mudra for wealth”.
Kubera mudra enhances confidence and focuses the power on wealth & prosperity, which is ideal for business. This mudra is practiced to accomplish future goals that a practitioner wants to achieve or desires.
On practicing Kubera Mudra, the practitioner harnesses the power of their thoughts. It’s performed by joining the tip of the index, middle, and thumb while bending the rest two fingers to the palm. Meditation with this hand gesture brings prosperity, contentment, and a desire for gratification.
In the Ayurvedic context, Kubera Mudra helps increase the lack of Vata Dosha which is generally described as cold, light, dry, rough, flowing, and spacious symptoms. Vata Dosha consists of two elements air and ether. These two elements are related to the index and middle finger which are used to make this hand mudra.
Steps to Perform Kubera Mudra
- Sit in a comfortable meditative posture such as Padmasana (lotus pose), Sukhasana (easy pose), Virasana (hero pose), or Vajrasana (thunderbolt pose).
- You can keep your eyes closed or open. For open eyes, fix your gaze at one point.
- Bring your hands on the knees with palms facing up.
- Join the tips of your index and middle finger with the tip of the thumb. Curl ring and little finger to the palm center.
- Hold the fingers and hands in this gesture over thighs or kneecap.
- Visualize the upward-pointing joint of fingertips is allowing your energy to move upwards. It brings a calming sensation to the body when you keep your focus on it throughout the whole practice.
Hold the mudra for at least 10 to 15 minutes in one sitting. However, Kubera mudra can be used in meditation sessions. In that case, hold it for a minimum of 40 to 45 minutes.
While holding Kubera mudra, you can also chant the Kuber Dhan Prapti Mantra (Money mantra) to enhance the power of the mudra. It’s as follows:
Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Kleem Vitteshvaraya Namah
Meaning – I bow down to Kubera, the Lord of Wealth and the destructor of all sorts of troubles in my life.
If you chant this mantra with conviction, it ensures that you do not suffer any financial losses and attain profits in your business.
You can also chant the Shri Kuber Mantra with this mudra:
Om Yakshaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaya Dhanadhanyadhipataye
Dhanadhanyasamriddhim Me Dehi Dapaya Svaha
Meaning – I meditate upon the king of the Yakshas and the son of Vishrava (glory and honor), Lord Kuber, who owns all the riches of the world, to bless me with wealth and success in life.
This mantra will bring success and happiness into your life along with your family’s. It also boosts your self-esteem and elevates your social standing.
Practicing Kubera Mudra necessitates complete concentration. The intention should be expressed positively in the mind while practicing the mudra.
You can practice Kubera mudra even while standing or laying down. so if for any reason you cannot sit on the ground or for longer durations, you can choose other alternatives.
Significance of fingers in hand gesture
Owing to its 3 finger arrangement, Kubera mudra is a 3-finger gesture.
Each of the three fingers helps in channelizing the energy in a specific way. The fingers are associated with the planets of our solar system thus their qualities are also invoked with the finger formation.
Each finger in Kubera mudra has its significance:
Thumb – It represents the fire element and has characteristics of planet Mars. By using the thumb you gain courage, self-confidence, leadership abilities, and physical strength.
Index Finger – It represents the air element and has characteristics of the planet Jupiter. It’s the planet of auspiciousness thus it helps with education, wisdom, command, and spirituality.
Middle Finger – It represents the space element and has characteristics of the planet Saturn. It promotes an individual to perform their karma and enhances humbleness.
Where the thumb boosts confidence and gives strength, the middle finger encourages a person to do their Karma and be humble. The index finger complements the two by adding the element of luck in the fulfilment of a desire or karma one is doing.
Benefits of Kubera mudra
Kubera mudra is also known as money mudra. It not only brings riches and wealth but is also beneficial to your physical health. It helps control blood circulation, increase concentration and memory. Also, this mudra is a way of increasing confidence and calmness.
Practice Kubera mudra and begin experiencing these benefits:
- Assists in achieving inner ambitions and objectives by improving brainpower.
- Helps balance the left and right nostrils and clears the frontal sinuses.
- Improves blood circulation by increasing the supply of oxygen to your heart and thus controlling blood pressure.
- This mudra cures problems of phlegm, sinus, nasal congestion, intense headaches, heaviness, and facial pain as it brings down the water and earth element (by curled fingers).
- It is effective in tackling Vata and air element deficiency which controls heart rate, breathing, and cellular functions.
- It enhances your sense of smell, heightens your “inner vision,” and allows you to perceive your life path more precisely.
- The mudra also aids productivity by improving concentration and focus.
- If you strongly desire something, regular practice of kubera mudra can help you achieve it with force and power.
- You will be able to tap into the universal energy which will rejuvenate and revitalize the body.
How long to practice kubera mudra?
Hold Kubera mudra for 10 to 15 minutes at one stretch if you’re practising it for manifestation. Ideally, a hand mudra starts showing positive results when done for 45 minutes daily for several weeks.
However, if holding a hand gesture for 45 minutes in one sitting is too much for you, do practice a mudra two to three times a day at your convenience. In this way, practice Kubera mudra for 10 to 15 minutes in each sitting.
When is the good time to practice Kubera mudra?
Practice Kubera mudra in morning and evening meditation sessions, especially after yoga, when you need to rest your mind and body.
You can also leverage Kubera mudra when beginning any new projects, calls, or activities that are significant to you. Even when you feel depressed or worried, practicing the Kubera mudra can help alleviate the signs.
Even when you’re on a full stomach, you can practice Kubera mudra.
Kubera doesn’t have any side effects, however, it can worsen the symptoms of aggravated Vata.
People with an aggravated Vata should practice Kubera mudra with caution. If you’re having already excess Vata symptoms, this mudra can further stimulate them. Symptoms like dizziness, dryness, poor circulation, muscle spasms, etc are the result of the increase in the air element. Practicing this mudra for long durations can worsen the symptoms of Vata imbalance.
Kubera mudra practitioners agree that repeated usage of this gesture significantly improves attention, a stronger feeling of purpose, and faster goal achievement. Incorporating the Kubera Mudra into your daily life can offer you success and wealth. It also restores a sense of serenity and tranquillity by re-igniting internal energy.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is to be noted that Kubera mudra is not a substitute for hard work. To make one’s desire a reality, one must also put in a lot of effort. Kubera Mudra only grants the ability to fulfil one’s desires. It teaches people how to care for them by teaching them how to concentrate.
There are no known side effects of Kubera mudra. However, if at any point in time you feel discomfort, you can stop practicing the mudra and take a break.
Kubera Mudra intensifies the process of desire and when we think what we want, Universe comes forward to assist us in unimaginable ways. It opens immense possibilities whom you can easily identify.