Dirgha Swara Mudra

“Released from constriction, I am filled with radiant energy.”

The ‘Expanded Breath’ mudra. Hands are held in front of your heart with middle fingernails pressed together. Breath capacity can be naturally lengthened and expanded through the heart center, chest and into the entire body increasing Air Element with this mudra. The diaphragm can expand with more freedom and this in turn helps to energize, revitalize and bring enthusiasm into your life.



  • releases tension from the diaphragm and chest area
  • soothes and calms feelings in the heart
  • cultivates inspiration and enthusiasm
  • can balance giving-receiving exchange

Begin with 5-10 natural breaths and increase the number of breaths weekly to your practice.

These mudras and information provided are modified from Mudras for Healing and Transformation by Joseph and Lilian LePage, Integrative Yoga Therapy.


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