The Magic of the Mudras
Perhaps you've been doing Yoga and Meditation for a while, and maybe you'd like to explore the Mudras. Perhaps that's why you're here!!
The primary purpose of a Mudra is to create a circuit between the meridians, so that the essence that flows along them circulates more easily. As you know, we're into Chakras around here, so we've been exploring the Chakra Mudras! And we'd love to share them with you.
As you explore the below, sense the subtle shift in the energetic self, which should be a localised sensation in the Chakra area but also a shift throughout the entire system - an intensification of presence, or solidity.
Suspend any disbelief - just try one and see!
Let the tips of your thumb and index finger touch, extend the other fingers, palms up, resting on the knees.
Concentrate on the Root Chakra, between the genitals and the anus.
Chant the sound LAM, or LUNG.
Hands in your lap, palms up, right hand on top, tips of the thumbs touching gently.
Concentrate on the Sacral Chakra at the sacral bone (on the lower back).
Chant the sound VAM, or VUNG.
Put your palms together, slightly below your solar plexus, finger pointing away, right thumb over left.
Concentrate on the Navel chakra located on the spine, a bit above the level of the navel.
Chant the sound RAM, or RUNG.
Join your index finger and thumb extending the fingers, palm up, with left hand on your left knee and your right hand on your heart.
Concentrate on the Heart chakra in the centre of the chest.
Chant the sound JAM, or JUNG.
Cross your fingers on the inside of your hands, without the thumbs. Let the thumbs touch at the tops, and pull them slightly up.
Concentrate on the Throat chakra at the base of the throat.
Chant the sound HAM, or HUNG.
3RD EYE CHAKRA
With the middle fingers straight and touching at the tops, bend the other finger touching at the upper two phalanges. The thumbs point towards you and touch at the tops.
Concentrate on the Third Eye chakra slightly above the middle of the eyebrows.
Chant the sound OM or AUM.
Cross all of your fingers, with the little fingers extended, together and pointing up.
Concentrate on the Crown chakra at the top of your head.
Chant the sound NG
(as in siNG).
Play with these gentle at any time and enjoy the magical effects of these simple tools. They are a particularly nice addition to your yoga and meditation practice xx