Conch has been considered very auspicious in our Indian society. Mostly, it is used in the worship and sacrifice fire. Mostly, conch sound is echoed for each auspicious occasion from birth to death. After analyzing the word named ‘shankha’, it has been described that ‘kha’ kalyana eavanati janatpatti itee shankha, viz generating any type of welfare is called shankha (conch). Doors of the temple are opened after whistling conch. The sound of conch affects our life very much. A person can remove any accident and get God by the waves of sound.
Technique of forming mudra-
Put the thumb of left hand in the palm of right hand and clench the fist. Touch to the remaining fingers of left hand by the thumb of right hand. In this way, there is a conjugation of fire element by the four fingers. In this position, the shape of the hands becomes like shankha (conch) in this mudra, so it called Shankha (conch) mudra. The shape of the open place in the upper portion between fingers and thumb becomes like the mouth of conch. Sound like conch sound originate if one tries to whistle with the help of mouth. This mudra can be formed by changing the hand too.
This mudra can be used properly in the Ukudu or Samapada Asana. Its practice can be done by sitting in the position of Vajra Asana and Sukha Asana.
This mudra can be done for 16 minutes in the beginning and its time can be increased unto 48 minutes.
- Hoarseness of this mudra disappears and the voice becomes sweet by the practice of this mudra.
- One gets rid of tonsil and throat disorders by doing the practice of this mudra.
- Navel center becomes fit by doing the practice of this mudra and the person remains healthy too.
- This mudra is also in making the nervous system strong.
- All the disorders of the stomach disappear by the practice of this mudra. It is also useful in making the digestive system strong and increasing appetite.
After several researches, it is found that thyroid, plague and cholera and other diseases do not reach in those parts of the body where conch sound reaches. Waves of conch affect the environment by which one gets help in the treatment of diseases and disturbances which are coming. There is a change in the bodily elements by forming this mudra. Poisonous elements come out from the body by the balance of elements and religious elements enter into the body. Five elements mix with fire element by forming the shape of Shankha Mudra by which all the diseases vanish.
According to acupressure, pressure given on the thumb affects to the thyroid gland very much. Hormones of thyroid gland may remain in balance and the person should oay attention on it. If the body starts to become much fat or weak, this mudra should be stopped by the person. Lower portion of the thumb is the part of Venus. This portion of Venus is of blood color or without pain. In this case, it should be considered that the person is quite healthy.
Second technique of shankha mudra-
In the second technique, interlock all eight fingers of both the hands together and give pressure on the index finger by both the thumbs. Upper portion of the thumbs bulges by doing so. Fluff air in the empty portion of both the thumbs with the help of mouth for producing sound like conch. The practice of this asana can be done in the vajra asana too.