Mudra means "To Please", and is a way to invoke the unseen forces for health and happiness. You can literally manifest your destiny with the palm of your hands.
As we enter December, we are coming into the Universal Venus Period of Love, art, music, parties, and sensual pleasures. This is a time to celebrate, play, and work on our beauty. The mudra we chose for this month is for youth and maintaining one's youth as the physical years pass by.
The index finger represents Jupiter and the element of air. The ring finger represents the Sun and the element of earth. By putting the thumb above the nail of these fingers, it is decreasing the Earth energy that can feel heavy and air energy that can cause the mind to overthink. By extending the middle finger (the pericardium meridian) and the pinky (the heart meridian) we are stretching and extending the energies of the heart and Love. The elements of ether and water are supporting youthfulness as well through these fingers, and they are activating the properties of cosmic connection and emotional harmony. As we find balance and harmony in our emotions and how we feel, everything else in life falls into place. Peace and calm are powerful beauty tools for youthfulness.
How long do I hold a Mudra for? One moment to several minutes is standard timing for holding a Mudra. Mudras work based on one's level of consciousness. The higher the consciousness, the less one needs. All mudras are suggested to be held for 1-3 minutes and up to 11-120 minutes with a mantra meditation. Listen to your intuition and feel your mind, heart, and body while you are practicing Mudras. You will learn for yourself what is best for you. Smile, relax, and receive healing from your own hands.
How To Perform The Mudra:
1. Straighten the spine in a comfortable posture sitting, standing, or laying down.
2. Rub your hands together vigorously.
3. Fold down the index and ring fingers.
4. Place the thumb above the nail on the index and ring fingers.
5. Stretch the middle and pinky fingers straight up.
6. Relax your shoulders and elongate the spine, allowing the chest to rise and the chin to gently relax in and up. Close the eyes and focus at the brow (3rd eye) point.
7. Smile, breathe long deep breaths, or practice navel pumping (See Below).
Navel Pumping Exercise (Optional):
Inhale through the nose, hold the breath, and pump the navel for as long as possible, (or at least 40 times). Exhale through the nose. Repeat for a total of 3-11 minutes. This exercise is best done before sunrise in the morning.