SO WHAT'S WITH THESE HAND SHAPES? A TWO MINUTE GUIDE TO CHIN MUDRA

Did you know? In Chin Mudra (or jnana mudra for the Sanskrit lovers) the index finger represents the individual consciousness and the thumb represents universal consciousness. The index finger represents the limited perspective of the self and the thumb is the expanded perspective of Self. When the two join, the limited self is connected to the spacious universal self and it also symbolises the unity of fire and air. Fascinating right! The Chin Mudra is possibly the most used mudra in yoga; bring the tips of the thumb and index finger together, and keep the other three fingers together, lightly stretched. The Jnana Mudra increases concentration, creativity, and is a gesture of knowledge. Keep your palms facing upwards when feeling receptive or rest your palm on your leg when you wish to feel more grounded. Give it a go when your next on the mat, and report back to us; how did it make you feel? What did you notice? We think Mudras are WONDERful and are a beautiful practice to help you cultivate stillness of mind, while refining and expanding your awareness, letting the greater universal consciousness flow right on through you. Mmmm pure bliss!