Chin Mudra in Seated Meditation Pose for Asivana Yoga Mudra Catalog by Jack Utermoehl

Chin Mudra - Consciousness Seal

Chin Mudra (Cheen) - Consciousness Seal

Chin Mudra's simplicity and impact on the mind and meditation make it a staple in various yogic and meditative practices, suitable for practitioners of all levels seeking mental clarity and inner peace.

Chin Mudra Asivana Yoga Mudra Catalog by Jack Utermoehl

Instructions

  1. Sit in a comfortable meditation pose with a straight spine.
  2. Touch the tip of your thumb and index finger together, forming a circle.
  3. Keep the other three fingers straight and relaxed, slightly apart.
  4. Place the hands on your knees or thighs with palms facing downward (for grounding) or upward (for receptivity).
  5. Relax the shoulders and maintain a natural breath.

Benefits

  • Enhances concentration and focus.
  • Promotes a sense of calmness and peace.
  • Aids in deepening meditation practices.
  • Helps silencing the mind.

When to Practice

  • During meditation for enhanced focus and spiritual connection.
  • In yoga asanas where hands are free, like seated poses.
  • While breathing exercises to maintain a calm and focused mind.
  • Anytime during the day for a quick mental reset and stress relief.

Duration: 10-20 minutes

Best Time of Day: Evening

Contraindications

None

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Chin Mudra in Seated Meditation Pose for Asivana Yoga Mudra Catalog by Jack Utermoehl

Personal Insights

Chin mudra is the inverse of Jnana mudra. I often use Chin mudra while connecting with my inner world. I find that turning my palms down tones down the thought process and opens up my sense of intuition.

This is the surrender to consciousness. Understanding that I am, sometimes, the one in the way of understanding my present circumstances.

Chin mudra is a great mudra addition to the Infinity Breath Meditation practice.

A calm way to be present and accept what is. If you often have your palms up during meditation, try turning them down and notice the shift in your thoughts and energy.

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