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.

This month we are focusing on being open to viewing the world a bit outside the box to allow for some magic.  So I picked the Mudra for Powerful Insight.

Sitting in easy-seated pose, with your spine straight, bend your elbows and raise your hands to your belly button.

A gentle fist is made with the left hand and it is placed with the palm side up into the palm of the right hand.  You then cross your thumbs, left over right and concentrate on your Third Eye.

Breathe long, deep and slow holding for three minutes.

Affirm:  I deepen my insight and expand my vision into the realms of timelessness.

This mudra also stimulates the chakra of the month, the third eye charka which vibrates to the color indigo, and suggests one of my favorite mantras:  Sat Nam which means “Truth is God’s name, One in Spirit”.

Source:  Power Mudras, Yoga Hand Postures for Women by Sabrina Mesko.