Mudras are specific finger placements used to focus your intention during meditation. The purpose is to clear your mind and to relax your body so you may receive messages from your Soul in a more concise way. The following practice is one example, but you can study other methods or create your own. Simplicity is preferable.
Begin by getting into a comfortable seated position. The straighter you keep your spine, the better. Clear your mind and keep your focus by pressing the thumb of your right hand with the index or small finger of your right hand. At the same time, press your left thumb and index finger together. You may rest the top of your hands on your knees or wherever is most comfortable while holding the mudra in a palms up position.
Breathe in and out deeply and slowly three times while releasing the worries of the day. Keep your eyes closed and allow your facial and neck muscles to fully relax. If you are wound up, it may take a few more breaths before you start to relax. Take as much time as you need.
Next, press your right thumb and ring finger together while doing the same with your left thumb and ring finger. This time, as you take three deep breaths in and out, relax the muscles in your shoulders, back, arms and chest. Take at least two extra breaths as you work on opening your heart center. This can be done through a sense of gratitude for all things present in your life.
Breathe in and out three times deeply as you press your right thumb and middle finger together, as well as your left thumb and middle finger. When you press your fingers together, it should be a light touch. As you breathe in and out, relax the muscles in your lower back and abdomen. Feel a sense of full abandon and relaxation. If at any time you need to take more breaths in order to go deeper, then do so.
Then place your right pointer finger against your thumb and the same for your left thumb and pointer finger. This time allow the muscles from your thighs to the tips of your toes to release. You should now be fully relaxed and in a comfortable seated position.
Maintain this position or find a more comfortable position for your hands. Do whatever comes naturally to you. Take several long deep breaths in and out, as you go deeper into relaxation. It is now time to set your intention. Make a direct, conscious connection with your Soul. Do you have a pressing need you would like to address? Is there a question you would like an answer to? Perhaps you simply choose to let your mind wander freely.
Continue the meditation for as long as you need. Your Soul and Heavenly Helpers are awaiting your call, ready to assist with any matter of concern. Call on them anytime for loving support and assistance.
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