Dharmadhatu Mudra - Gesture of Tranquility

Dharmadhatu Mudra - Gesture of Tranquility

Jack Utermoehl

Dharmadhātu Mudra (Dhar-ma-dhaa-tu) - Gesture of Tranquility

Dharmadhatu mudra, with its focus on tranquility and mental clarity, can be particularly beneficial for enhancing meditation experiences, reducing stress and calming the nervous system, and integrating the body, breath, senses, and mind for a holistic sense of peace.

Dharmadhatu Mudra Asivana Yoga Mudra Catalog by Jack Utermoehl

Instructions

  1. Sit in a comfortable position with a relaxed posture.
  2. Rest the left hand on the lap, palm facing upward.
  3. Place the back of the right hand onto the palm of the left hand.
  4. Gently touch the tips of the thumbs together, forming an oval shape.
  5. Relax the shoulders back and down, keeping the elbows slightly away from the body and the spine naturally aligned.

Benefits

  • Facilitates a welcoming and accepting attitude towards thoughts and feelings during meditation.
  • Reduces stress and calms the nervous system.
  • Integrates the body, breath, senses, and mind for a holistic meditation experience.
  • Helps in experiencing the quiet space between thoughts, enhancing mental clarity.
  • Promotes a deeper sense of inner peace and tranquility.

When to Practice

  • During meditation sessions to cultivate a sense of peace and presence.
  • In moments of stress or when seeking to calm the mind.
  • Regularly, for integrating and harmonizing the mind and body.

Duration: 15-30 minutes

Best Time of Day: Evening

Contraindications

None

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Dharmadhatu Mudra perfomed by Jack Utermoehl in Meditation Pose

Personal Insights

Dharma is often translated as "law", "duty", or "the way". This is a de facto meditation mudra that transcends cultures, spiritual practices, and religions similar to Anjali mudra and Jnana mudra.

Dharmadhatu mudra is a great mudra for seeking inner peace through meditation and self-study. By connecting our hands with palms up and thumbs touching, we create a space to hold our focus.

In this focus, we can allow what comes, to be, to observe what is within, and through that observation we can better understand how and why we are.

I love Dharmadhatu mudra because it creates a space to explore myself outside of when those aspects of myself would manifest, such as when I'm feeling anger or sadness. Instead of being stuck in those emotions and playing them out, I have the opportunity to observe those emotions without being attached to them.

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