It's wonderful for balancing the mind and emotions, and especially helpful in emotional challenges and bringing greater clarity.
This Hand Mudra stimulates the five elements, allowing your energy to move freely through the subtle channels called Nadi and Chakras.
The thumb represents fire, the index finger air, the middle finger sky or ether, the ring finger is earth and the little finger is water.
sit in a comfortable posture, on the floor or in a chair
place your right hand on top of the left hand, touching the tips of the thumbs together
rest your hands comfortably in your lap
close your eyes and breathe naturally
sit quietly for about five minutes and allow a sense of wholeness to embrace you
The yoga gesture for removing obstacles.
These Hand Mudras activate the Fire Element. Helps to strengthen everything to do with the heart, giving us self-confidence and courage.
sit or stand with your spine straight
position your left hand in front of the Heart Chakra, palm facing away from the chest
bend the fingers
take your right hand, palm facing toward the chest, grasp the left hand at the fingers
the fingers of both hands are now interlocked together
exhale, tighten your grip and strongly pull your hands apart without releasing
inhale, relax your grip
repeat these steps at least five times
when complete, release your hands, open the palms, place them onto your Heart Chakra
repeat the whole sequence but reverse the hands.
Variation: Repeat from step one, instead of having your forearms horizontal, position them diagonal: one elbow going upward at a slant, the other elbow going downward at a slant
The yoga gesture for vitality.
Reduces fatigue and nervousness. Enhances the functioning of both hemispheres of the brain, and helps vision. Along with slow and gentle breathing, gives stability and calmness.
on each hand, place the thumb on the tips of the fourth and fifth fingers together
Or -- place the thumb on top of the fourth and fifth finger nails
keep the other fingers straight and extended
with steady breathing, hold for at least five minutes
The yoga gesture for life energy.
This Hand Mudra aids in the removal of toxins and wastes from your body. Because it stimulates the Wood Element, Liver and Gall Bladder are brought into balance, giving us inner balance, patience, and harmony.
on each hand, place the thumb on the tips of the third and fourth finger tips
keep the other fingers straight and extended
hold this hand mudra for five to fifteen minutes
The yoga gesture symbolizing your inner temple.
This Hand Mudra looks like a conch shell that is blown in the mornings to announce the opening of the temple.
grip your left thumb with your right hand, encircling the left thumb with your fingers
straighten and extend your fingers of the left hand
place your right thumb onto the extended third finger
position the conch shell at the Heart Chakra or Throat Chakra
chant OM for a couple of minutes, listening and being aware of its vibrations
The Surya mantra is the mantra used for harmonizing and influencing The Sun. This power sun mantra will also naturally energize the cosmic sound vibrations of all other planets through The Sun.
Each planet also has its own mantra. This is one of the direct ways to energize and balance the planets with ourselves.
When repeating planetary mantras, such as Surya mantra, it must be done with the highest intention, awareness, and concentration.
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