Sit in any meditative pose keeping spine straight.
Place the tips of the index fingers at the root of the thumbs, and join the tips of the middle and ring fingers to the tips of the thumbs. The little finger remains straight.
Place the hands on the knees with the palms facing upward. Close the eyes and relax the whole body, keeping it motionless.
Duration: this practice may be performed for up to 30 minutes.
Awareness: Physical-on the breath in the chest area.
Spiritual-on anahata chakra.
Benefits: This mudra diverts the flow of prana from the hands to the heart area, improving the vitality of the heart. The
middle and ring fingers relate directly to nadis connected with the heart, while the thumb closes the pranic circuit and acts as an energizer diverting the flow of prana from the hands to these nadis. Hridaya mudra is therefore beneficial for the heart.
It is very simple and may be used
safely and easily, even in acute situations. The heart is the centre of emotion. Hridaya mudra helps to release pent- up emotion and unburden the heart. It may be practised during emotional conflict and crisis.