Mudras: Atmanjali Mudra

Atmanjali Mudra is the gesture of prayer in Eastern traditions. People in the India, Japan, China, Thailand and Sri Lanka used this mudra of prayer and greeting.

Atmanjali Mudra

Place the hands together at the heart chakra and leaves a small cavity between the palms of your hands. At the beginning or at the end of meditation to stay standing or sitting for a moment with his arms raised to the sky and open.

The gesture of joining hands to chest reinforces interior recollection and provides harmony, balance, calm, tranquility and peace. This gesture active and harmonizes the coordination of the right and left hemispheres of the brain. It reinforces a meditation of prayer, a supplication to the divinity, the fulfillment of a desire of your heart. With this gesture, you also express your respect and gratitude. In the India is also a gesture of greeting and thanks; with it manifests the other respect that inspires us.

The ancient Celts and Germans were put in contact with their gods by lifting the arms. This powerful gesture, banned during the Christianization, was later introduced, but only for the priests and monks, and not for the common people. Who should hold the power?

As we have said before, it calms our thoughts and thus gives insight. There is always some force behind a few calm thoughts, a force that regenerates physical resistance and stabilized, clarifies and strengthens the mind.

Imagine that you are in a sacred place full of strength. You may know a place of this type that has a special meaning for you. You can access it anytime from your meditation; or view a place that responds accurately to your needs. Imagine it with as much accuracy as possible. In sacred places feels a particular energy; try to feel it also inside yourself. This mudra will induce you to the gathering. If formulas a request or a question, a praise or a thanks to its due time, and if remain receptive, will receive the help proper. Finally, stay still for a few moments in silence, Immerse yourself in the peace and joy of the divine.

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By • Jan 2, 2014 • section: Practice