August 16, 2010
Prana Mudra for Increasing Energy Flow
Prana is the active principle of life. We all live in an ocean of prana; night and day we are engulfed in this free-flowing universal life force energy. It stems from yogic tradition, and is the subtle energy, the vital essence found in all things.
By learning ways to absorb and store prana in the body, we can promote outstanding physical health, mental tranquility, and spiritual clarity.
In addition to getting adequate sleep, exercising regularly, eating healthful foods, abstaining from alcohol and drugs, limiting exposure to television and internet, getting regular light and sun exposure, and taking time to relax; we can practice the prana mudra, to help support the flow of prana in the astral body.
A mudra is an energetic seal; a specific hand and finger position used in yoga to produce positive states of awareness. To practice the prana mudra, first find a quiet place to sit, and make yourself comfortable, then follow the steps below:
1. Place your hands in front of you so that you can see your palms. Extend the index and middle fingers. Bend your thumb, ring finger, and little finger, and gently bring together the tips of these three fingers so that they form a circle.
2. Assume this finger position with both hands. Rest the backs of your hands in your lap, and stay in this position for at least five minutes.
3. All you have to do is relax, breathe, and observe what sensations come up. You may notice that through practicing the prana mudra, your body charges itself with energy.