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Tadagi Mudra for digestive issues

Hello friends, in the post we are going to learn Tadagi Mudra. Tadagi Mudra is one of best yogic kriyas for any kind of digestive issues. And good part about Tadagi Mudra is anyone can practice this and get benefitted by its virtues. Now let us try to understand origin of Tadagi Mudra.

tadagi = pond and mudra = gesture

The name water pond gesture, or tadagi mudra, is derived from the shape of the extended abdomen in which the abdomen wall takes a concave position. This is a kaya mudra i.e. physical / postural gesture practice.

This mudra takes the similar body posture of Uddiyana Bandha done during Pranayama. It is also called as barreled abdomen technique.

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How to perform the Tadagi Mudra?

The basic posture involved in the Tadagi mudra is dandasana (staff pose), however, the body in this mudra also shares a close resemblance with paschimottanasana. So, don’t get confused.
Here is how you can perform this yoga pose:

tadagi mudra
  1. Sit stretching the legs straight in front with feet slightly apart.
  2. Place your hands on the knees, close your eyes, and relax.
  3. Bend forward to wrap the thumbs, index, and middle fingers to the outside of the feet.
  4. Slightly arch your back by lifting the head and stretching the neck backward.
  5. Now bring the chin to the chest while exhaling.
  6. Hold the breath out and pull the abdominal muscles inward to hollow up the abdomen.

    Great going! Stay in this mudra molding the abdomen into a shape of a tank or pot for 10-15 seconds.

  7. Release the abdomen back to the normal position.
  8. Slowly come back to the initial sitting posture.
  9. Lift the chin off the chest while taking a deep breath in.

In this mudra, while you inhale take it deep breath and hold it for a minimum of 15 to 20 seconds or as much as possible for you. Exhale slowly and keep practicing for 5 – 7 rounds at a stretch for maximum improvement in your abdomen.

You can also find the detailed instructions for Tadagi Mudra to help with your digestive issues in the following video by Yog4Lyf Yoga Instructor, Mrs. Kavita:

How to Perform Tadagi Mudra | Yoga for Digestive Issues | Yoga for Better Respiration | Yog4Lyf

Tadagi mudra for digestive issues and …

It is pre – posture of paschimottasana. You can practice Tadagi mudra then practice paschimottasana. Here are some of the benefits of tadagi mudra:

  • Improves Digestion

    This gesture mainly activates samana vayu and pachaka pitta, maintains their balances, kindles the digestive power and cures digestive disorders.

  • Improves circulation

    At the same time, it balances the prana vayu – udana vayu – vyana vayu axis and enables free oxygenation and circulation in the body.

  • Helps Improve Posture

    The stretching of the muscles of the back, shoulders, and hips, helps to tone and shape the muscles.

  • Tones the abdomen

    It stimulates the abdominal muscles and internal organs. Thus, it is beneficial in toning the abdominal muscles.

  • Improves your energy

    Tadagi mudra helps activate manipuraka chakra which helps to improve our life energy, willpower, and the never-ending dynamic force. This chakra helps to compose our inner power, actions, or our words the activities we perform and create.

It is one of the mudras through which our body maintains balance with the solar energy with body and mind combination.


Here are some precautions you need to take while doing this pose:

  • This Asana should not be practiced during menstruation, pregnancy or with haemorrhoids.
  • If the Asana causes pain in the fingers, avoid its practice.
  • If you have a recent operation in your abdomen or any portion of the chest avoid practicing this mudra.
  • If you have heart disease or you are suffering from high pressure do not practice this mudra.

For getting the maximum benefit you can practice paschimottasana before you practice tadagi mudra. Keep breathing normally.


Tadagi mudra isn’t just for digestive issues but many other benefits as well.

With gradual practice, you can feel how different elements and entities play various roles within our physical senses and life energies. Keep practicing and all will be achieved.

Happy Yogaing!

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