Have you ever wondered why mudras are used during mediation or yoga practice?
You may wonder if they serve a purpose or are just fun hand gestures. 😉
Mudra means “seal” or “closure“ in Sanskrit. We often use hand mudras during meditation or pranayama practice to direct the energy flow within the body.
The position of the hands combined with the intention of the mind can help positively direct our thoughts. By practicing these hand gestures (mudras), we can remind ourselves we have the power to overcome obstacles and challenges in life.
One of my favorite mudras is the Lotus Mudra. The Lotus Mudra opens the heart chakra and is a symbol of purity. The Lotus Mudra represents a symbol of light and beauty coming out of the darkness. The beautiful lotus flower grows out of muddy water.
By practicing this Mudra, you may find you are able to release tension within the body and may feel more positive in the present moment.
To practice this mudra, sit in a comfortable cross-legged seat.
Take a deep breath
Softly close your eyes
Place your hands together in front of your chest
Bring your thumb and pinky fingers together and allow your fingers to spread out like an open flower.
Continue to breathe in and out through your nose imagining the roots going into the ground and the petals of the flowers gently opening.
Stay here as long as you like.
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