The Mudras are used to affect the energy flow within the body. They appear to be merely physical gestures, but we can experience mudras as attitudes of energy flow intended to link the individual pranic force with the universal or cosmic force.
Ayurveda defines a human as the assemblage of the five universe elements and the higher self. The universe is made up of five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether. They are also hidden in our fingers connecting the internal and external world.
The lotus blossom represents heart opening, growth and enlightenment. The lotus is rooted in mud and darkness, grows up through water and blooms beautifully above the surface. Through experiences we grow toward the light.
Shakti is the primordial female energy, which influences the creation of the universe. It encourages new ways of thinking, transforming energy, providing the courage to be free but also to be united with whole world.
Hakini is the goddess of the third eye, the chakra of intuition and mind. It is depicted as a two-petalled lotus symbolising two brain hemispheres. It helps balancing, harmonising and focusing the pranas and the mind. Imagine...
The word shoonya means voidness or emptiness. It describes the indescribable state of nirvana, supreme enlightenment. It means exactly the opposite of nothingness, a state of totality, of oneness. It express openness, acceptance and completeness.
One of these two mudras should be adopted whenever practising meditation. Chin mudra is performed in the same way as jnana mudra except that the palms of both hands face upwards, with the backs of the hands resting on the knees.
The word yoni means womb. Yoni mudra invokes the primal energy inherent in the womb of creation. It makes the body and mind more stable in meditation and develops greater concentration, awareness and internal physical relaxation.
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