Yogi Tip #5, Shuni Mudra
What is a Mudra & why all the fuss?
Mudras are yogic hand positions & in yogic philosophy the hand is considered to be magical as well as functional. Hands are regarded as an energy map of health & consciousness, so when we connect to particular parts of the hand, we access their reflexes to certain parts of the body or brain, representing different emotions & behaviours. Our hands can be used like a keyboard for input to our mind/body computer to pass on particular messages. We can use the mudras to consciously awaken different energies & to lock or seal this energy flow, guiding it to the brain. In yogic science each finger on the hand has a different name & a corresponding planetary energy, while the thumb represents the individual persona or ego.
As seen above, is created by pressing the tip of the middle (Saturn) finger and the tip of thumb with just enough pressure to feel the flow of energy, but not enough to whiten the fingertips.
EFFECT: Promotes patience, discernment, and commitment. Helps the practitioner settle into the present moment.
PLANET: Saturn; task master, taking responsibility, and courage to hold to duty.
So tomorrow when you sit to meditate, try this mudra and build your patience!