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.
- Sit or stand in a comfortable position.
- Bring the tips of the thumb, ring finger, and little finger together.
- Keep the other two fingers (index and middle) extended.
- Rest your hands on the knees or thighs with palms facing upwards.
- 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
Be mindful if you experience hypertension (high blood pressure).
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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.