An ancient yoga pose called “Ashwini” or “Horse Gesture” is being touted as a fantastic way to promote calmness and to boost sexual health and performance. In this article I’ll reveal the steps and benefits of the Ashwini mudra, and share an Aswhini mudra video to help you learn this technique.
The Ashwini mudra doesn’t involve any complex headstanding and you don’t need to do the splits. Ashwini is actually a very easy mudra to perform. And best of all, when you practice the mudra you will very quickly see real benefits both in your mind and in your sexual organs.
The Ashwini mudra creates an upward direction of prana through the practitioner’s spine via rhythmic contraction of the anal sphincter.
We’ll take a look at the benefits of the Ashwini mudra in just a moment, but first let’s see how it’s done.
Click through to the next page to get started.
Ashwini Mudra Steps
For a more advanced explanation, take a look at my guide to practicing mudras properly.
- To begin the Ashwini Mudra you must assume an asana. It is best to start with the lotus position though there are other suitable poses too (sukhasana, vajirasana etc.)
- After assuming your pose, give yourself a couple of minutes in which to breathe deep and relax.
- Now, take a deep inhalation, hold your breath, and every 1 to 2 seconds contract your anal sphincter muscles. Women should do five contractions and men four. Completely relax the muscles between each contraction. These contractions will move prana from your pelvis to your head.
- While you are holding your breath and after your have completed the contractions specified above, push your chin into the bottom of your neck. Now move your tongue so it touches the palate and breathe out gradually. Release the mudra and relax.
Ashwini Mudra Benefits
- The Ashwini Mudra promotes inner calm and a positive mind
- It promotes energy creation
- It removes constipation
- It helps in treating hemorrhoids
- Improves sexual health
- Slows the aging process by the movement of prana towards the upper body.
Ashwini Mudra Video