Unblock Your Chakras With These Mudras
Your hands are potent chakra centres in addition to your 7 main Chakras. Nadis or energy channels extend out the finger tips. When your hands and fingers are placed in a particular way you can create circuits for this energy. Learn how to unblock your chakras with these mudras to encourage more energy to flow into your subtle body.
The Mudras listed below connect to each chakra and bring vitality to the corresponding region of that chakra center. Practing these during mediation, pranyama or even incorporating them into your Yoga poses can be a powerful tool to balance your subtle body.
Discover how to unblock your chakras with these mudras:
1st Chakra – Muladhara
Chinmaya Mudra: Gesture of Embodied Knowledge (Make a fist, touch the index finger and thumb and place the palms down on knees) Helps with health of skeletal system. Promotes elimination. Can lower blood pressure. Encourages grounding, rooting and security.
2nd Chakra –
Yoni Mudra: Gesture of the Womb (Interlace the pinky, ring and middle fingers, extend the index finger and thumb. Point down to create triangle below navel). Yoni means womb of creation. This Mudra can help lowers stress. Supports the reproductive system. Brings vitality to the pelvic region and may improve PMS symptoms. Connects us to our feminine energy.
3rd Chakra – Manipura
Vajra Mudra: Gesture of the Diamond (Touch the thumb & index finger, middle finger pads touch, pinky and ring finger curl in, place at solar plexus facing out ) The 3rd Chakra is our seat of jewels and this Mudra represents durability and clarity with our goals. Helps with digestion and assimilation. Improves our energy and can ignite our fire. Supports the function of the kidneys and adrenals.
4th Chakra – Anahata
Padma Mudra: Gesture of the lotus (Bring the heel of hands together and spread the fingers wide like lotus petals. Hold at the heart level). Brings awareness to sensations at the heart center. Good for the cardio-respiratory system. Directs energy towards thymus to help the immune system. Opens us up to more love and compassion. Lifts our mood.
5th Chakra – Vishuddha
Garuda Mudra: Gesture of the Eagle (Hold the right palm towards chests, Left palm on top of right and interlace thumb and spread fingers). Eagle is a symbol for freedom and liberation. Improves thyroid function and helps with the health of the endocrine system. Softens tightness in the jaw helping with TMJ.
6th Chakra – Ajna
Hakini Mudra: Gesture of the Goddess Hakini (Touch the fingers of the corresponding hands like your are holding a globe. Face the palms up and place at the solar plexus level). Hakini is the Goddess of the 3rd Eye. This Mudra inspires wholeness and unity. It is helpful for your entire wellbeing. Promotes full breathing. Balances opposites like left/ right or ida/pingala to bring everything into harmony.
7th Chakra – Sahasrara
Mandala Mudra: Gesture of the Circle (Place the left hand on the lap with the palm facing up, place the right hand on top with the palm facing up, thumbs touch) Promotes spiritual Union or Samadhi. Inspires oneness with creation and freedom. Connects us to our pure consciousness. Supports all the functions of the body bringing it into harmony.
There are many more Mudras available to unblock your chakras. Mudras that channel the elements are another great option to help bring more vibrancy to the Chakra centers.