Inner PeaceMassage & Mudras

Six Mudras for Inner Peace

Mudras are an investment you make in yourself; the pay off is a feeling of well being and inner peace. If you come home from work feeling frustrated or burned out, mudras offer you relief.

Experiment with the following mudras. Some may work better for you than others. As you work with them you will begin to feel as though you have had a good massage. Before you begin you may feel jazzed and confused, and end feeling calm and focused.

Release — Calmness

Let go of unwanted tensions

Calmness Mudra

This mudra draws anxiety and tension to your hand and lets it drain out.

How to do it:

  • Sit straight and tall.
  • Bend your elbows so your forearms are perpendicular to the floor and hands are at ear level.
  • Extend your fingers straight up, and rotate your hands back and forth.

Note: When done, let anxiety drain out by dropping your hands loosely to your sides and gently wiggling them.

Relax — Tranquility

Promotes grounding

Tranquility Mudra

Tranquility helps you cut though external and internal chaos to find a place of inner peace.

How to do it:

  • Sit straight and tall.
  • Bend elbows so your arms are in front of your chest.
  • Place the palm of your right hand on top of your left arm. Move the top of your left hand up, touching the underside of your right arm.
  • Keep fingers straight and together.
  • Breathe deeply from your belly.

Restore — Comfort

Invite soft energy into your heart

Comfort Mudra

Life deals us many losses — death, loss of job or dream. These events leave us feeling depleted. You can comfort yourself with this mudra.

How to do it:

  • Sit straight and tall.
  • Bend elbows and extend them out.
  • Put your hands on the upper chest, fingers pointing towards each other.
  • Imagine your hands warming your heart.
  • Breathe deeply from your belly.

Recharge — Energy

Recharge yourself

Energy Mudra

When your battery runs out of energy this mudra is like plugging yourself into a wall socket.

How to do it:

  • Sit straight and tall.
  • Extend arms from the body to the sides.
  • Make circles with the tips of the thumbs and index fingers.
  • Breathe deeply from your belly.

Reframe thinking — Prosperity

Live with abundance

Our thoughts limit our possibilities. This mudra changes our perceptions You take in what you need and you pour out your contribution. When you hold tight there is no room for the new.

Prosperity Mudra

How to do it:

  • Sit straight and tall.
  • Take in — Place elbows close to your body and extend your arms out. Turn palms up with little fingers touching to form a bowl, symbolizing willingness to receive.
  • Give out — Turn palms over with index fingers touching to empty your bowl so you can receive more.

Refresh mind — Balance

Increase concentration

Balance Mudra

When you feel scattered you cannot concentrate or hear your internal wisdom. This mudra helps balance and concentration.

How to do it:

  • Sit straight and tall.
  • Bend elbows so your hands are just in front of you, just above your navel.
  • Rest the back of the left hand in the palm of the right hand.
  • Keep fingers together.
  • Breathe deeply from your belly.

Last updated February 24, 2013