Jala Mudra (Jah-la) - Gesture of Water
Jala Mudra, with its focus on the water element, can be a valuable tool in yoga practice for those seeking to maintain fluidity, flow, and emotional stability.
- Sit in a comfortable position with a straight spine.
- Bring the tips of your little finger and your thumb together.
- Keep the other three fingers extended, relaxed, and slightly apart.
- Place your hand on your knee or thigh with palm facing upwards.
- Keep the shoulders relaxed and breathe naturally.
- Balances the water element in the body.
- Aids in regulating the body's hydration.
- Can help alleviate dryness of the skin and eyes.
- Supports the healthy function of the kidneys and urinary system.
- May assist in emotional balance.
When to Practice
- When feeling physically dehydrated or dry.
- During meditation to harmonize emotional states.
- In yoga practices focusing on the sacral chakra.
- Regularly for maintaining fluid balance in the body.
Duration: 10-15 minutes
Best Time of Day: Morning or Evening
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Jala mudra is about fluidity, flow, and flexibility. It's a wonderful addition to a vinyasa style yoga class with fluid motions flowing from pose to pose through transitions- Jala mudra adds an additional layer of flow and beauty to the practice.
I love to perform Jala mudra when my hand comes to a hold or peak such as when raising an arm overhead or extending it toward a side wall. This mudra invites fluidity and watery flow into a yoga practice.