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

Prana Mudra - Gesture of Life Force

Prāṇa Mudra (Praa-na) - Gesture of Life Force

Prana Mudra, with its focus on enhancing life force and vitality, can be a beneficial addition to yoga and meditation practices, especially for those seeking to boost energy levels and overall well-being.

Prana Mudra Asivana Yoga Mudra Catalog by Jack Utermoehl

Instructions

  1. Sit or stand in a comfortable position.
  2. Bring the tips of the thumb, ring finger, and little finger together.
  3. Keep the other two fingers (index and middle) extended.
  4. Rest your hands on the knees or thighs with palms facing upwards.

Benefits

  • Increases vitality and energy levels in the body.
  • Enhances overall health and immunity.
  • Aids in meditation and concentration.
  • Helps in balancing and grounding the body’s energy.

When to Practice

  • During meditation for energy balance and enhancement.
  • In the morning to invigorate the body and start the day with energy.
  • When feeling fatigued or low on energy.
  • Regularly for maintaining overall health and vitality.

Duration: 15-30 minutes

Best Time of Day: Morning

Contraindications

Be mindful if you experience hypertension (high blood pressure).

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

Personal Insights

Prana mudra is a go-to mudra for invigorating and energetic yoga practices. A mudra for focus and energy, Prana mudra goes well with any active yoga pose.

I love using Prana mudra while teaching a flowing yoga sequence. Directing the energy of my cues and sequencing to my students similar to how a conductor directs an orchestra. It's a great way to maintain focus and energy for a whole class.

Outside of this, Prana mudra is a great mudra to hold focus during a physical activity or risk taking action. Something I often do while preparing for an outdoor adventure.

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