The Hakini Mudra for brain-body balance, problem-solving and focus is one of my favorite hand mudras. It’s very effective and easy to do.
Mudras are yoga positions, gestures, and seals for your hands and fingers that facilitate health, healing, psychological balance and spiritual transformation. Some mudras use the whole body and breath. They are effective, easy to learn, practical and powerful, and anyone can do them. Learn more about mudras here.
Hakini Mudra Benefits:
- Directs the breath, awareness, and energy to the entire body to balance the bodymind physically and energetically
- Complete and full breathing is facilitated effortlessly
- Reduces stress
- The first six energy centers (chakras) are stimulated and harmonized
- Both hemispheres of the brain are integrated and invigorated
- Boosts memory, concentration, and assists problem solving
How to do Hakini Mudra:
- Gently touch the fingertips and thumb of one hand to the corresponding fingertips and thumb on the other
- Hold your palms apart as if you were holding a ball
- Place your hands in front of your solar plexus (mid-section)
- If your fingernails are too long to touch the fingertips together, interlace all the fingers, separate your palms, and touch the tips of the thumbs together
References: Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation & Stress Relief – Printed Book & Audio download, Julie Lusk. New Harbinger Associates, pg. 165-166.
The hakini mudra illustration is from Mudras for Healing and Transformation and courtesy of Joseph and Lilian Le Page of Integrative Yoga Therapy. Their permission was given to use it in Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation & Stress Relief and associated materials.