Hakini Mudra

Hakini Mudra  Hakini (a Hindu Goddess, power) + mudra (gesture) Ayurvedic Element – All Elements Fundamentals Hakini Mudra is one of the most important hand gestures (hasta mudra) created as a way to channel and control prana, vital energy, and balance the five elements in the body.  The name translates in Sanskrit to “power” or … Read more

Apana Mudra

Apana Mudra  Apana (reffering to Apana Vayu) + mudra (gesture) Ayurvedic Element – Earth, Ether, and Fire Fundamentals Apana mudra is one of the hasta mudras developed to direct the energy in the body and balance the elements. This gesture in particular is connected with the Apana Vayu channel, which is responsible for the downward … Read more

Varuna Mudra

Varuna Mudra  Varun (a Hindu god, rain) + mudra (gesture) Ayurvedic Element – Water Fundamentals Hasta mudras are yogic hand gestures primarily developed to balance one of the five elements in the body. Today, we will discuss Varuna mudra, which activates the water element. This mudra is quite simple and involves pressing the thumb and … Read more

Shakti Mudra

Shakti Mudra  Shakti (power, a Hindu goddess) + mudra (gesture) Ayurvedic Element – Fire Fundamentals Shakti mudra (aka Shakti Chalana Mudra) is one of the most important yogic hand gestures (hasta mudra) and is focused on balancing the fire element in the body. The mudra is also called the “seal of patience” as it is … Read more