You can also perform yoga mudras. Yoga mudras are another powerful tool to recover from postpartum depression. Based on the principle of Ayurveda, yoga mudras are understood as a healing modality. The Sanskrit word mudra is translated as a gesture. Mudras are used to enrgise different parts of the body. Our fingers have the characteristics of these elements, and each of these five elements serves a specific and important function within the body. The fingers are akin to electrical circuits. The use of mudras adjusts the flow of energy – affecting the balance of air, fire, water and earth.