MS Hug (How Yoga helps)

Over the last few days, I occasionally felt tightness around my ribcage, very mildly and briefly. However last night, it became quite intense. No doubt, it was the so- called MS hug, which is basically due to spasms of the muscles between the ribs. It can last a few minutes or hours.


The Sanskrit word “mudra” means “gesture” or “attitude” and although there are head mudras and postural mudras, I use the term “mudra” here to describe the “Hasta mudras” or hand mudras. According to my teacher Dr Omanand, “Mudras have the capacity to heal out weaknesses and thus bring about complete health”.