You were worried enough about trying to calm your mind. Now you learn that there are specific hand postures (known as mudras) that you could use while you meditate.
Mudras are not meant to be stressful. They are meant to articulate the body and mind connection.
Different placements of the fingers correspond to different reflexes of the mind. As such, this helps to achieve your ultimate post-meditation bliss. The next time you’re exploring a specific meditation, think about bringing one of these mudras to life.
3 Mudras for Meditation
1. Gyan mudra
Commonly used in yoga practices, the tip of the thumb touches the tip of the index finger. This mudra is a seal standing for knowledge and helps to make the body and mind more receptive and calm.
2. Surya mudra
The tip of the ring finger touches the tip of the thumb. This is a mudra that is great for days when you are feeling lethargic and slow to start, as it gives energy. Additionally, this mudra helps with intuition.
3. Anjali mudra
The hands are pressed together in a prayer position. This helps balance the energies in the body (the yin and yang). Furthermore, this will help to connect the left and right hemispheres of the brain on days that you are feeling scattered.
There are many other mudras for health, concentration and many of the obstacles that stand in our way during meditation. So, bring this list to your next meditation and see if they help you with healing and relaxing.