Mudras and Yoga are a part of the medicine of Hatha Yoga. Created with the knowledge that we can expand into silence using our body as a pathway.
The body being a faulty reflection of our Spiritual extension. The more we work to heal our own homecoming, the more we see our own stabilising nature. The connection to silence, more contentment, more truthfulness. We are fine tuning our own Spiritual development.
As the body is, so is the mind, so is the heart and so be the Soul.
You might be familiar with Mudra in statues and pictures, but it is in daily life. Of course we all know Prayer pose or Anjali mudra, but the gestures each use the five elements to help draw on the energy of Prana, to the correct alignment for our benefit.
Just as your sitting there, try it. Place your hands on your thighs with your palms upward facing. If you are feeling balanced and content this probably feels open, welcoming, expansive and maybe a bit of “Smeh.” If you are anxious or overburdened this upwards facing hands will probably be very difficult, in fact you may not be able to hold it for more than a few minutes. Because it is too open at this timing in your life. You are not yet ready for this mudra Yoga and that is just perfectly fine.
The effect of the palms open, is like opening the curtains to let everyone connect with you in a gently subtle way. But if the timing is off, it feels far too uncomfortable. It’s not quite like finding the magic wand in Harry Potter, but it is a bit like that. The mudras don’t always suit us depending on our real balance on the day. Best of all, it shows you are evolving, noticing what works for you and what doesnt. What feels okay and what feels difficult. Its worth celebrating these moments too!
Mudras work first on the energetic body, the Pranamaya Kosha. That means we are connecting into our breathing body, the breathing itself and the subdoshas of Vata, plus the energy channels, (Nadis) the energetic centres / of course (the Chakras) click here for my podcast on Chakra One
One of the best benefits of Mudra Yoga practices? Its default result is Inquiry and Introspection. Both bring us closer to what is happening now, here in the physical body, this breathing body, this body of mind and emotion, this body of wisdom, this body of freedom.
Remember we use mudras every day. We just dont often think of them as such because they are so daily boring. But should we begin to bring attention to them…they then become daily attention. Slowly but sure, we attend to them, care for them and see the daily sacred because of them.
Love is beautiful. It takes attention, but it is worth the attendance.
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