I am an energy enthusiast, with a passion that was originally inspired through Kundalini yoga. Kundalini yoga taught me conscious movement, controlled breathing methods, the ability to focus, and the potency of mantra (a word or phrase that supports concentration) and mudra (healing hand positions).
When I learned about the healing power of our hands, I felt like I had come upon a hidden treasure, and the truth is, I had. Twenty years later I continue to heal and soothe myself with mudras (hand positions).
Working with the healing power of your hands is fun. Each finger has a reference or energy channel to the brain, and touching the thumb to the respective finger acts as a keyboard that inputs information to your mind/body computer. Directing healing channels of energy in this way can break through emotional insecurities, heal disorders in the nervous system and expand and restore physical health.
Each of the four mudras below offers an example of the energy reference and the messages that the connection of the specific fingers gives to the brain and the energy system overall.
Mudra: Place the thumb together with the tip of the index finger
Stimulates: Knowledge and ability
Planet: Jupiter, representing expansion
Mudra: Place the thumb together with the tip of the middle finger
Stimulates: Patience and discernment
Planet: Saturn, the taskmaster, the law of karma, hold to duty responsibility and courage
Mudra: Place the thumb together with the tip of the ring finger
Stimulates: Revitalization, nervous strength and good health overall
Planet: Sun, energy, health, and sexuality. Uranus, nervous system strength, intuition, and change.
Mudra: Place the thumb together with the tip of the little finger
Stimulates: Capacity to communicate clearly and intuitively and psychic development
Planet: Mercury, quickness and mental powers of communication
As we move through the devastation of COVID-19, these practices hold great meaning. We have the chance to feel empowered in a time that has swept away our confidence about how we live and what we depend on. The ability to heal, nurture and soothe ourselves has become a great necessity. With a small amount of effort and discipline you too can learn the potency of energy practices and feel the healing power of your hands.