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Mudras of the 7 Chakras

Updated: Oct 17, 2023


Mudras are hand gestures or positions that are used in Hindu and Buddhist practices to stimulate different energy flows in the body, and chakras are energy centers in the body that correspond to different aspects of our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. There are various mudras that can be used to balance and activate the seven chakras, here are some examples:

  1. Root Chakra (Muladhara): For this chakra, the mudra is the Prithvi Mudra. To do this mudra, touch the tip of your thumb to the tip of your ring finger and keep the other fingers extended. This mudra helps to ground you and connect you to the earth.

  2. Sacral Chakra (Swadhisthana): The mudra for this chakra is the Varuna Mudra. To do this mudra, touch the tip of your thumb to the tip of your little finger and keep the other fingers extended. This mudra helps to balance your emotions and enhance creativity.

  3. Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura): The mudra for this chakra is the Agni Mudra. To do this mudra, curl your ring finger towards your palm and press the tip of your thumb against the base of your ring finger. Keep the other fingers extended. This mudra helps to boost your metabolism and increase your energy levels.

  4. Heart Chakra (Anahata): The mudra for this chakra is the Hridaya Mudra. To do this mudra, place the tip of your index finger at the base of your thumb and touch the tips of your middle and ring fingers to the tip of your thumb. Keep your little finger extended. This mudra helps to open your heart and increase feelings of love and compassion.

  5. Throat Chakra (Vishuddha): The mudra for this chakra is the Shunya Mudra. To do this mudra, touch the tip of your thumb to the base of your middle finger and keep the other fingers extended. This mudra helps to improve communication and enhance self-expression.

  6. Third Eye Chakra (Ajna): The mudra for this chakra is the Ksepana Mudra. To do this mudra, touch the tip of your thumb to the tip of your index finger and keep the other fingers extended. This mudra helps to enhance intuition and inner wisdom.

  7. Crown Chakra (Sahasrara): The mudra for this chakra is the Brahma Mudra. To do this mudra, place the tip of your tongue against the roof of your mouth and then touch the tips of your index fingers to the tips of your thumbs, keeping the other fingers extended. This mudra helps to connect you to the divine and enhance spiritual awareness.

It's important to note that mudras are just one aspect of a larger system of practices aimed at balancing and activating the chakras, and they work best when combined with other practices like meditation, yoga, and pranayama (breathing exercises).














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