Hello from Bali! Yogis if you ever have a chance to make it out to Bali DO IT! It’s so beautiful. I’ve already felt the energy shift of being here AND I’ve only been here a little over a day. It’s pure magic. Since I am in Bali I figured it would be wise to teach Ganesha Mudra today. Ganesha, the elephant god, is the remover of all obstacles. Statues of Ganesha abound all over Bali! Some covered in moss or lichen, others adorned with flowers or mala beads, some with incense and offerings at their feet. It’s lovely. This is my third trip to Bali. Each time my energy shifts and obstacles seem to drop away…. Ganesha at work!
Benefits of Ganesha Mudra:
Ganesha mudra helps open the heart chakra and encourages our confidence, courage, compassion and openness. Ganesha mudra, just as with Lord Ganesha himself, helps dispel fear, so we can achieve our hearts desires. This mudra also encourages the muscles of the chest to release tension and may also stimulate activity of the heart and open the bronchial tubes.
To practice Ganesha Mudra:
Bring your left hand in front of your heart and turn your palm away from you (your thumb pointing down) and fingers bent. With your right palm facing toward you hook the fingers of your right hand with the fingers of your left hand. Elbows pointing out toward the sides. From here, with an exhale breath pull the elbows away from one another while keeping the fingers locked together (don’t let them separate). You will feel the muscles of your chest and upper arms engage. On your inhale breath release the tension. Repeat up to 8 times. You can use this mudra daily OR as needed; like when you’re feeling self doubt, fearful, or closed off from others.
Love and Light,
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