What is necessary to do mudras?
Mudras can be done at any time and any place.
The most important part of doing mudras is being open to success. You do not need to believe that a mudra will work — only be willing for it to work. If you are sure it won’t work, you will be right that it won’t work. Surprisingly, it is also helpful not be too attached to an outcome. Somehow, when you are very, very attached to a specific result, that intensity blocks the result that you want. So you need to be willing, but not attached.
The next step is to create a supportive internal environment by breathing deeply and sitting upright. The deep belly breathing helps you relax and sitting straight opens your energy channels. These make it easier to feel the mudras and to receive the benefits of them.
Belly breathing. Notice your breathing. Feel it as the air goes in and out. Breathe from your belly, not your ribcage. Breathe in and out through your nose. Breath slowly, don’t rush. You may find that as you concentrate on breathing from your belly, that the speed will slow of its own accord.
Sit upright. Sit with your back straight, your feet flat on the floor, and your arms resting gently at your sides. Some people find it helpful to imagine a string from the back of their head holding their head up and their spine straight.
What else can I do to enhance the mudras?
You can enhance the mudras by establishing a supportive external environment.
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