Sūrya Mudra (Soo-rya) - Gesture of the Sun
Surya Mudra, with its association with the sun and the fire element, can be a potent tool in practices aimed at enhancing metabolism, vitality, and overall energy levels.
- Sit in a comfortable position with a straight spine.
- Touch your ring finger to your palm and press it down with your thumb.
- Keep the other three fingers straight and relaxed.
- Place the hands on the knees or thighs with palms facing upwards.
- Aids in improving metabolism and digestion.
- Helps in regulating body temperature and energy levels.
- Can contribute to weight management and reduction of excess fat.
- Enhances vitality and reduces lethargy.
- Supports the balancing of the fire element within the body.
When to Practice
- During meditation to enhance energy and focus.
- Before meals to stimulate digestion.
- In the morning to boost metabolism and energy for the day.
- Regularly for those focusing on weight management and vitality.
Duration: 5-10 minutes
Best Time of Day: Morning
—— 🕉 ——
One of my personal favorites. Surya mudra is a powerful mudra of fire and heat. With it, we can generate energy within us and act on it.
Surya means 'sun' and it acts just as the sun does, as a generator of power through fire. When we want to transmute some quality within us, a bad habit, or a negative thought pattern, Surya burns that transforming it into something new.
But what will it be? That's up to you to understand. Through Surya mudra, I've come to understand why I act the way I do and what actions and reactions are in control. Through that understanding, I have the power to shift into a better version of myself.