Simply by holding your hands and the tips of your fingers in certain positions, you will create a circuit that directs a flow of energy to specific parts of your body and brain. Now that, my friends, is finger power.
Finger tips correspond to areas of your brain:
According to Dr Dharma Singh Khalsa, author of Meditation As Medicine: Activate the Power of Your Natural Healing Force, “A map of the brain shows that the nerve endings on your fingertips correspond to more areas of the brain than any other body area, except perhaps the tongue and lips.” Now that’s very cool to know.
I must say, there is something magical about hand mudras and you feel quite special doing them.
Quick tips for practising hand mudras
Close your eyes, sit comfortably, soften your breath and your body will take care of the rest.
If you find your mind is too restless or you can’t sit still, simply give your mind something to do so it feels useful. Repeating a mantra or affirmation is very helpful. Breathe in “I am peace” breathe out “I am calm.”
Three Hand Mudras to Rejuvenate You:
1 – Hand Yoga For Liver and Better Digestion:
Create a fist with your fingers, resting the thumb on the ring finger. This mudra is believed to activate the liver and stomach energy for better digestion and elimination. It is recommended you practice for 15 minutes each day.
2 – Hand Yoga To Release Tension:
Curl the index finger into the base of the thumb. Now bring the tips of your middle and ring fingers to the top of your thumb. The tips of your thumb, ring and middle fingers are all touching. Your little finger is stretched out flat. Bring your elbows close to the side of your waist. Close your eyes, focus on soft breathing into your belly and relax.
3 – Hand Yoga to release toxic emotions & open the flow of energy to your heart:
I recently learnt this particular hand mudra from a Deepak Chopra newsletter. It’s called the Kapittahaka mudra. I’ve been practising it for five minutes every morning and keen to see what changes I notice over the next few weeks.
Sit comfortably. Tuck your ring and pinky fingers inside your palms. Rest your thumbs over the tucked fingers. Keep the index and middle fingers next to each other and extended. Hold your elbows in toward your body. Focus on your breath and allow your body to do the rest.
This article appears on Midlifexpress with Carole’s kind permission. You can read more of her wonderful words when you visit her blog, thehealthylivinglounge.com