One of my favorite yoga hand positions, otherwise called yoga mudras, is the Pran Mudra.
It is simple to do and very powerful.
What are the benefits of the Pran Mudra?
- Increases vitality and your life force
- Reduces fatigue
- Reduces nervousness
- Improves vision
- Builds self-confidence
- Gives the courage to start something new and follow through on it
- Balances and equalizes the functioning of the right and left hemispheres of the brain if you hold the fingernails instead of the finger tips of the ring and little finger.
How to do the Pran Mudra
1. Put the tips of the thumb, ring and little fingers together. Instead of touching the tips, another way is to put the thumb on the fingernails of the ring and little fingers.
2. Extend the middle and pointer fingers
3. Use with both hands. It’s fine to have your hands down by your side, resting in your lap, or add it to a standing posture while practicing yoga
4. Use it as needed for 5 to 30 minutes. As a treatment, do it 3 times a day for 15 minutes. As with all mudras, practice slow, deep and mindful breathing to magnify the benefits.
Julie Keefe at Magic Beans Workshop emailed me to say…
Just wanted to let you know that I’ve been frequently using the Pran Mudra that you taught us. I really enjoyed how it was incorporated into our yoga postures and really felt that it significantly enhanced my practice, energy and mood that night. I’ve been using it while on my morning walks. I’m very excited!