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What are mudras

A mudra is a gesture or position, usually of the hands, that locks and guides energy flow and reflexes to the brain. By curling, crossing, stretching and touching the fingers and hands, we can talk to the body and mind as each area of the hand reflexes to a certain part of the mind or body.

To use a mudra, keep it for at least a couple of minutes. It is usually more effective to do them a while longer, like 15 minutes or so. You might spread that time over the day.

Hold the finger-positions with both hands, at the same time. This will have a more powerful effect than doing a mudra with just one hand.

Basic mudras

Set of four mudras for balancing energy that are used in a sequence.

Alternately touch the tips of each finger with the tip of your thumb. Keep each connected for a few seconds or longer and do for a few minutes total. Do this with both hands simultaneously.

This is a simple way of balancing your energy that you can do almost anywhere, while sitting, standing, walking, lying down. The overall effect is that you get calmer, more relaxed and concentrated. The separate mudras have the following effects:

Gyan mudra

mudra healing

The tips of the thumb and index finger touch, other fingers are straight but relaxed. Opens the Root chakra, and moves more energy to the legs and lower body. Makes one calmer and more concentrated.

Shuni mudra

healing mudra

The tips of the middle finger and thumb touch. Helps being aware of the moment, and thereby makes one more patient.

Prithvi mudra

mudra positions

The tip of the ring finger and thumb touch. Increases energy, and fosters a sense of inner stability and self-assurance.

Bhudy mudra

mudra positions

The tips of the pinky finger and thumb touch. Improves feeling and intuition

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