MUDRAS & MANICURE is here again! Let’s flex our fingers today to create clarity, harmony, peace of mind – and to invite the most amazing bright ideas into our lives.
In the series MUDRAS & MANICURE I share with you favourite mudras while sporting favourite tox-free manicures. Mudras are a vital part of yogic practice: they are highly symbolic and powerful meditation gestures.
Today I’m happy to share with you my time-tested mudras that help wash away the day’s distressing, nagging, nerve-racking noise; that help find inner balance and peace of mind to focus on what’s dear to you and to enlighten your way.
The first mudra is the simple but powerful gesture of prayer, gratitude and respect:
When your meditation has brought you peaceful harmony and clarity, it’s time to nurture your soul and to create a space for bright new ideas:
Swiss mudra teacher Gertrud Hirschi suggests that the Uttarabodhi Mudra, “the mudra of supreme enlightenment”, brings light into darkness (which is a particular delight during dark winter evenings) but also that it connects the person practicing it with both the Cosmos and the material world, making it the ideal mudra to practice before delivering an inspirational speech or an effective presentation.
1. Hold your hands at solar plexus level and interlock your fingers.
2. Stretch the index fingers and the thumbs, so that the index fingers point upwards, and the thumbs point downwards
3. The fingertips of your index fingers and thumbs are pressed against each other
You can hold this mudra whilst sitting or even when laying in bed, after you wake up in the morning or before going to bed. I like to practice it when days are tiring, news are bad, and my energy seems drained – I hold this mudra before going to bed when meditating to find healing, to evoke enlightening dreams, to focus on healthy and energising sleep.
Side note manicure:
I’m wearing water-based polishes by Namaki in silver (06) and raspberry pink (03) layered for added brightness. The drop-shaped bright purple rhinestones mirror the almond shape of the nails and demonstrate that you could, if you like, add rhinestones to a water-based polish easily for an extra touch of careless sparkle.