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