(‘posture resembling the snake’)

Mudrās are yogic exercises described in works on Haṭhayoga, like the Gheraṇḍa Saṁhitā. They are said to help in controlling the involuntary muscular and nervous systems.

Bhujaṅginī-mudrā is the last of the 25 mudrās described in the Gheraṇḍa Saṁhitā. It consists in extending the neck a little forward and drinking the air through the mouth by opening and expanding it a little.

All the disorders of the stomach, especially indigestion, are expected to be cured by this mudrā.

See also MUDRĀS.