Gyan Mudra : The Seal of Knowledge

by | Sep 29, 2020



Mudras are specialized hand or arm gestures that are used to send messages to the mind-body energy system.

Mudras have been used for thousands of years in many different traditions and religions all over the world. In the yogic tradition, there are many different mudras – each with its own benefit. I use mudras a lot in my own practice – for everything from relieving constipation to elevating my energy if I’m feeling a bit sluggish. Mudras are one of the foundational elements of Kundalini yoga. If you want to learn more about mudras and how they can enhance your practice, join me live-streaming on Sundays for my Cosmic Flow class.

Think of your hands as an energetic blueprint of your body; specific points on your hand can activate energy within different areas of your physical body. Mudras and other practices like acupuncture and reflexology utilize the hand like a map to activate/release/heal your body’s organs, muscles, and emotions. When we align the structure of our fingers, hands, or arms into these sacred symbolic mudras, we are directly influencing the flow of energy in the subtle body.

One of the most common mudras used in yoga is Gyan Mudra, also known as the Seal of Knowledge. You can practice this mudra by joining the tip of your forefinger to the tip of your thumb. The forefinger represents the ego or your inner reality. The thumb represents Universal Consciousness or your external reality. Creating a circle, this mudra signifies oneness, linking the inner and outer worlds together. This connection can help to remind us that our indvidual energetic self is no different from the collective energy of the Universe… WE ARE ALL ONE 💫 On a physiological level, the nerve endings at the tip of your thumb correspond to areas of the brain. When these nerve endings are activated, they work like an energetic circuit, directing electrical signals to the brain, specifically the pituitary gland and endocrine system. So, it’s no wonder that we feel a sense of expansion and receptivity when we practice this mudra – our brain is getting an electrical charge!

✨ The palms of your hand hold the wisdom and energy of the cosmos ✨

Mudras provide a tactile and sensory mechanism to help keep your attention and concentration during meditation. Because the mind is influenced by the behavior of the breath and the body, mudras are a great tool to cultivate a steady practice and bring you into a deep meditative state.

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