Mudra means “seal” in Sanskrit. It’s a symbolic or ritual gesture using primarily the hands. Each position is believed to have a specific effect. Specific positions can lead to specific states of consciousness symbolized by the hand positions. For example, if a person frequently and with feeling does a position of fearlessness, they will also be freed from fearfulness in time. Mudras are said to engage areas of the brain and/or soul influencing them, sometimes physically, by their use—not unlike an affirmation, or reflexology for that matter.
Mudra for Two Hearts and Two Wings
This month of the beloved calls for a mudra to connect with your loved one, accept your differences, and experience the true power of two hearts united in love.
Sitting with a straight spine, connect the thumbs and index fingers, forming a circle. Spread and extend the other fingers. Lift your arms to your heart center and cross your left wrist over your right wrist with the palms facing out. Hook your pinkies together. Keep all fingers extended and hold for at least three minutes breathing long, deep, and slow.
Affirm: I am free to enjoy every precious moment of pure love with my beloved.
Source: Power Mudras, Yoga Hand Postures for Women by Sabrina Mesko.