In Sanskrit, Ruda mudra means 'howler' or 'terror' and Mudra means 'seal' or 'gesture'. The Rigveda, is used as 'mightiest of the mighty'. Hindu Lord Shiva is known for his destructive power which is caused by excess fire. This mudra works on the fire element in the body.
Rudra mudra connects the ring finger (earth element) thumb (fire element) and the index finger (air element) balancing out the earth element in our body.
Ruda mudra helps stimulate The Third Chakra (solar plexus/ Manipura chakra). The finger positions regulate the flow of energy to the chakra while stimulating the root chakra. Stimulation of the third chakra may prolong age, and help will willpower and self-confidence. Also helping concentration and better eating habits. The physical benefits of practicing Ruda mudra may help lower blood pressure, burn fat, and improve eyesight.
Ruda mudra works best when practiced in the morning. Your should preform Ruda mudra for 20 minutes a day or 6 times a day for 5 minutes.
-Fold your index finger and ring fingers towards the thumb.
-Touch the tips of index fingers and ring fingers with the thumb
-Leave the remaining two fingers extended straight
-Do this with both hands
-Without disturbing the posture of fingers, place both your hands on your upper thighs
Ghee is a form of clarified butter. Ghee is like butter and is typically made using cow's milk. Ghee is made by melting regular butter. When melted the butter separates into liquid fats and milk solids. When separated, the milk solids are removed leaving ghee which has much less lactose than butter. Those who are sensitive or intolerant to lactose may find ghee a useful substitute for butter. Ghee also contains butyrate acid which is needed for healthy digestion.
To make ghee, place unsalted organic butter in a pan and let it melt and bring to a boil over med-low heat, then simmer on very low heat. The butter may look cloudy and there may be foam at the top (scoop off the foam and discard). In the first five minutes, stir the butter occasionally.
Leave the butter to continue simmering for another 15 minutes. You will see the particles sin to the bottom of the pan and foam will settle at the top. As soon as the sediment at the bottom starts to brown, remove the pan from the heat. Skim off and discard the foam, Strain the liquid through a fine sieve or muslin into a glass jar. Store at room temperature.
- 1.5 cup non-dairy milk of choice such as almond milk
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- pinch of ground black peppercorns
- 1/2 tsp each of ground ginger and cinnamon
- sweetener to taste such as 1-2 tsp of maple syrup or agave or honey
Instructions (Blender Method)
1. Add the turmeric, black pepper, and other spices and sweetener to a blender.
2. Heat your milk in a small saucepan stovetop. Once its hot, add to blender with the other ingredients and blend on high for 20-30 seconds until smooth and foamy. Pour into a mug and enjoy!