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

Kali Mudra - Gesture of Purification

Jack Utermoehl

Kālī Mudra (Kaa-lee) - Gesture of Purification

Kali Mudra, embodying the energy of transformation and empowerment, can be a potent addition to practices focused on personal growth, inner strength, and overcoming obstacles.

Kali Mudra Asivana Yoga Mudra Catalog by Jack Utermoehl

Instructions

  1. Interlace your fingers firmly.
  2. Extend the index fingers together, pointing straight, resembling a sword.
  3. Hold this gesture in front of your heart or above your head.
  4. Keep the spine straight and shoulders relaxed.
  5. Breathe deeply and focus on the intention of the Mudra.

Typically for men the right thumb is on top and for women the left thumb is on top. Feel welcome to perform in a way that you feel aligned.

Benefits

  • Invokes inner strength and courage.
  • Aids in releasing fear and negative emotions.
  • Encourages transformation and personal growth.
  • Energizes the body and mind.
  • Can be empowering, particularly in challenging situations.

When to Practice

  • During meditation focusing on empowerment and transformation.
  • In moments of needing to release negative emotions or fear.
  • When seeking inner strength and courage.
  • During yoga practices that focus on building inner power.

Duration: 5-10 minutes

Best Time of Day: Anytime

Contraindications

May not be suitable for those with a hyperthyroid condition.

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

Personal Insights

Commonly called "Jupiter Mudra", Kali mudra is an entangled and powerful mudra to perform. The firmness of interlaced fingers and the extension of the index fingers pointing can invoke a fierceness within.

Kali is the Hindu goddess of transformation. Shiva's counterpart, her transformation is less of a dance and more of an immediate shift. For many, Kali is too much too quick. Your mileage may vary!

Remember that like everything we do, the intention behind our actions and performance is heavily weighted when it comes to outcome.

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