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What to do with you hands during meditation

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Listen to Tracyavon, Host of the Positive Professional Podcast and Vurbl Curator as she explains the various hand positions for meditation.
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mm If you're beginning meditation you've probably done a lot of thinking about your breath, how you sit and where you will meditate. But one thing many people overlook is hand positioning and meditation is no wrong way to hold your hands. However, there are some meditation practices that have specific hand positions that have a meaning. Mudra is the Sanskrit word meaning seal. And in meditation, mudra is the way that you hold your hands. There are many different positions of madras and each have different meanings by using these positions. It's thought that you can have influence of how you hold your mind and connect to your brain. Now there are many common murderers used in meditation. However I'm going to discuss only a few today and you can learn with a quick search online. You may also discover madras with more than one name as they belong to a variety of meditation or yoga styles. Jana mudra is a hand position that is associated with wisdom. You can make this hand position by placing your hands palms up on your knees, then touch the tips of your index finger and thumb. Chin mudra, it's associated with consciousness. To create this mudra sit with your palms facing down and then touch the tip of your index finger and your thumb. This is similar to the banana, with the exception of how the palms face. Chin mudra will help you to stimulate the root chakra which connects you to the earth like the root of a plant. Diana mudra is associated with meditation. This move recalls for connecting your hands in order to connect with both sides of the brain and unite all of the body. To make this position, you want to place the back of your right hand on the palm of your left and allow both hands to rest on your lap. Shoni mudra is associated with patience and discipline. It symbolizes uniting the elements of fire and connection. To make this mudra, you will place your hands palms up on your knees and touch the tips of your middle fingers to your thumbs. But he mudra is associated with communication and openness. It can help you to become a better communicator and become more intuitive to make this mudra, you will place your hands palms up on your knees and touch the tips of your thumbs and little fingers together. And the last movie I'm going to talk about is perhaps one of the most simplest and most recognizable madras. That's the Anjali mudra and it symbolizes love, respect and peace to yourself and to the universe. It is often used in an expression of respect and gratitude for this mudra. You simply place your palms and fingertips together in a pattern of prayer. Hold the tips of your fingers towards the sky. Remember choosing a mudra is a personal decision