Aśvini-mudrā

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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Asvini-mudra, AZvini-mudrA, Ashvini-mudraa


Aśvini-mudrā literally means ‘pose connected with the Aśvins’.

Mudrās play a very significant role in the Tāntric rituals. They are generally poses of the body or of the fingers. They are said to be endowed with mystical and magical effects.

One of the 25 mudrās mentioned in the Gheranda Samhitā[1] and other such works, is the aśvinī-mudrā. This mudrā is attained by contracting the anus and the genital organ and dilating them again. This mudrās increases the strength of the body and build up its resistance power.


References

  1. Gheranda Samhitā 3.77 & 78
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore