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.
It is February and the 2nd month of the year. The number 2 corresponds to the planetary vibration of the Moon. The Moon holds the frequency of the lunar, Divine Feminine energy, and the woman is the symbol of the mother. This month is about nurturing the home, connecting with community, and taking care of relationships. It is also the month for Valentine's Day, so we tend to pay extra attention to our Love relationships in February. In saying this, we chose a hand posture that helps to promote healthy relationships, communication, and sexual life. This is also a mudra for projecting good luck while letting go of fear.
How does it work? First we place the thumb at the base of the ring finger, while wrapping the other fingers over it, to activate kidney energy and release the fears of the past. Next, we hook the pinky fingers together to activate positive communication and healthy sexual energy. Finally, we connect the index finger tips together to help project the planetary energies of Jupiter and the properties of good luck, fairness, and expansion. The palms are face up at the heart center, helping to send that Love vibration out from the heart. Practicing this mudra daily with mantra medicine can help to bring harmony, good communication, and good luck to any Love relationship.
How To Perform The Love Relationship Mudra:
1. Straighten the spine in a comfortable posture sitting, standing, or laying down.
2. Rub your hands together vigorously.
3. Bring the thumb (Mars) to the base of the ring (Sun) finger.
4. Fold the ring (Sun) and middle (Saturn) fingers over the thumb (Mars).
5. Latch the pinky's (Mercury fingers) together.
6. Extend the index (Jupiter) finger straight, touching the tips together.
7. Hold the mudra, face up, in front of the heart.
8. 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.
9. Smile, breathe long deep breaths, chant Hari Har, or practice Three Part Breath (See Below).
3-Part Breath (Optional):
Inhale slowly into the belly, rib cage, and upper chest for a count of 20. Hold the breath (unless you are pregnant) and squeeze the rectum for a count of 20. Exhale from the chest, rib cage, and belly, drawing the navel in toward the spine for a count of 20. Repeat the breath for a total of 3 minutes. SMILE!