How to find inner peace and stop feeling disconnected? Here are two powerful, rare mudras for your yoga or meditation practice that help.
New to this series? Check out the episodes 1: Mudras to Fight Flu and Cold, 2: Mudras for Better Sleep, 3: Mudras for Calm & Creativity, 4. Weight Loss Mudras and 5. Mudras for Charisma, Self-Love and Overcoming Heartbreak to learn more about the concept and why and how mudras are meant to work.
Today I’m showing you two quite obscure mudras from a book by Swiss yoga and mudra expert Gertrud Hirschi (“Mudras: Finger Yoga für Erfolg, Kreativität und Wohlbefinden”) that I have found very helpful for my yoga practice, in particular in combination with a “heart opening” sequence of asanas.
How to practice:
STEP 1. Shake your hands to relax them.
STEP 2. Press your fingers together except for the index fingers and the thumbs: put the tips of your index fingers together – with no pressure – and the thumbs are placed loosely together and over the tips of your index fingers.
STEP 3. Holding the mudra, press your thumbs against your chest and massage the sternum for 30 seconds.
STEP 4. Hold the mudra and keep your forearms in a horizontal position.
STEP 5. Breathe deeply, keeping the pauses longer.
How to practice :
STEP 1. Press your hands against your sternum until it feels warm.
STEP 2. To form the mudra, place the tips of your thumbs onto the root of your ring fingers.
STEP 3. Press your ring and middle fingers down across the thumb.
STEP 4. Hook the pinkies and put the tips of the index fingers together.
STEP 5. Your breath should be deep and calm. Focus on your heart region.
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