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

Vayu Mudra - Air Gesture

Jack Utermoehl

Vāyu Mudra (Vaa-yu) - Air Gesture

Vayu Mudra, with its focus on balancing the air element, can be particularly beneficial for instilling a sense of lightness and ease, supporting comfortable breathing, and feeling the graceful flow of life.

Vayu Mudra Asivana Yoga Mudra Catalog by Jack Utermoehl

Instructions

  1. Sit in a comfortable position with a relaxed posture.
  2. Bend your index finger so that its tip touches the base of the thumb.
  3. Press the thumb over the index finger, applying a slight pressure.
  4. Keep the other three fingers straight and relaxed.
  5. Place your hands on the knees or thighs with palms facing upwards.

Benefits

  • Fosters lightness and ease in the body and mind.
  • Enhances easeful breathing.
  • Develops gracefulness and sensitivity, both in movement and perception.
  • Cultivates an appreciation of beauty in everyday life and surroundings.

When to Practice

  • During moments of feeling heavy or burdened, to restore a sense of lightness.
  • In situations where breathing feels constricted or uneasy.
  • While engaging in activities that require grace and poise, such as dance or yoga.
  • In meditation practices focused on opening the heart and connecting with emotions.

Duration: 5-15 minutes

Best Time of Day: Anytime

Contraindications

None

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

Personal Insights

Have you ever felt light on foot? Like you just want to dance into space?

Vayu is that uplifting feeling and performing Vayu mudra will help you to feel that lightness. I've used Vayu mudra when I've felt lethargic and stuck.

Try forming this mudra yourself when you feel stuck whether it's at work, home, or in life.

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