Hansi Mudra (Hun-see) - Gesture of the Inner Smile
Hansi Mudra, with its focus on cultivating an inner sense of joy and releasing tension, can be a valuable addition to practices aimed at emotional well-being, stress relief, and enhancing positive qualities.
- Sit in a comfortable position with a straight spine.
- Touch the tips of your index, middle, and ring fingers to the tip of your thumb on the same hand.
- Extend your little finger straight out.
- Rest the back of your hand on your thigh or knee. Alternatively, hold your hands out to the sides with the little fingers pointing upward.
- Keep your shoulders relaxed, allowing them to soften down, and maintain natural spinal alignment.
- Fosters the emergence of inherent positive qualities and feelings.
- Helps in relieving tension in the jaw, potentially beneficial for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction.
- Enhances the immune system, contributing to overall health and well-being.
When to Practice
- During meditation or mindfulness practices to cultivate joy and positivity.
- When feeling stressed or tense, especially in the jaw area.
- Regularly for maintaining emotional balance and enhancing immunity.
Duration: 5-10 minutes
Best Time of Day: Anytime
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A rather fun and complex mudra to perform. When I form Hansi mudra, a smile immediately plants itself on my face. Not because I'm overwhelmed with joy from a mysterious place but because this playful, joyful, mudra reminds me of my childhood trying to make peculiar shapes with my fingers.
This reminder of an explorative and playful time in my life is why I enjoy Hansi mudra. On top of that, it reminds of a properly drinking a cup a tea however the tea cup is just missing!
I hope you find some joy during your tea time mediation with Hansi mudra.