Mudra literally means “Gesture”.Mudra expresses and channelize cosmic energy within the mind and body.
The body is made of 5 elements - Fire,Air,Space,Earth and Water.
Thumb - Fire
Index finger - Air
Middle finger - Space
Ring finger - Earth
Small finger - Water
When these 5 elements are not in balance we get various physical and psychological ailments.
The energy from the body radiates out through the Finger tips,lips,tip of nose and toes.
When the thumb get in contact with the other fingers,energy is directed back to vitalize various part of our body,this is called circuit bypass.
In ours Puranas,we see our Gods and Goddess experessed in different Mudras
Mudras are the experession of our inner feelings.
Fire element is the important one ,when the fire goes weak various aliment comes to the body,death set when the Fire element Dies. I am practicing the lotus mudra here because my heart chakra is blocked and I need to channel energies to help me forgive others and myself so I can heal ...Whether you incorporate Lotus Mudra into your meditation or into your asana practice, you may find that you awaken the energies of the heart. Lotus Mudra connects us to the Fourth Chakra, The Heart Chakra, (Anahata Chakra). The Mudra is designed to tap into the energetic qualities of the heart including compassion, forgiveness, affection and loving kindness.
Place your hands in a prayer position at the heart, Anjali Mudra; then open the middle three fingers to create a blossoming effect in your hands (your little fingers, thumbs and the base of your palms stay connected). As you do this, think of how the lotus flower represents purity, peace and love. A beautiful bud eases towards the light, growing out of the deep dark pond water where its roots are, and opens into a perfect flower. You can even raise this Mudra above the head.
When we practice Lotus Mudra, we work with the heart and with the principle of Ahimsa and kindness; and even if we feel we are in a dark place, we can move towards the light and become a better version of ourselves. #yoga #beleive #selflove #liveauthentic