Hey yogis it’s Mudra Monday again. Pran mudra, or life mudra, is your hand mudra for the week.
Pran Mudra Practice:
To practice pran mudra guide your thumb to touch both your little finger and ring finger. Middle finger and index finger are extended straight. Practice this mudra with both hands. This mudra is best used in meditation and pranayama. Find a comfortable seat for meditation and pranayama and then draw your hands into the mudra and rest them on the back of your thighs/knees.
This mudra can be practiced with a very simple pranayama: Sama Vritti. Sama vritti is an equal length inhale and exhale. This pranayama can be combined with the chant of “So hum” for maximum benefit. Chant “So” on the inhale and “hum” on the exhale.
Feel free to practice pran mudra for 5-30 minutes each day.
Pran mudra activate muladhara bandha (our root chakra) and pelvic floor. This simple hand mudra has many benefits, for example: it increases vitality while reducing fatigue, it improves our assertiveness, self confidence, courage and ability to see things through. When combined with slow, conscious deep breaths pran mudra is calming and can help overcome nervousness.
This mudra, in addition to improving confidence and courage can also help you envision your future in accordance with your dharma. According to Anodea Judith’s book Creating on Purpose “When you act from vision, rather than what the world tells you is possible, your life becomes energized, and your vision becomes contagious to others.” It’s time to take charge and live your ideal life. If you’re not happy with your current situation I encourage you to begin a mudra practice and to also begin working with a sankalpa.
This mudra activates prana, our life force, by uniting fire, water and earth elements.
I have the fortitude, confidence and courage to achieve what my heart desires.
Do you already practice pran mudra? Have you experienced its benefits? Send me a message I’d love to hear about it!
Love and Light,