Bhairava Mudra (fierce or terrifying attitude) is a hasta (hand mudras) mentioned in the book ‘Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha’ by Swami Satyananda Swami.
How to do Bhairava Mudra
- Assume a comfortable meditation posture with the head and spine straight.
- Place the right hand on top of the left, so that the palms of both hands are facing upward.
- Both hands rest in the lap. Close the eyes and relax the whole body, keeping it motionless.
Variation of doing Bhairava Mudra – Fierce Or Terrifying Attitude
When the left hand is placed on top of the right, the practice is called Bhairavi mudra. Bhairavi is the female counterpart of Bhairava.
The two hands represent ida and pingala no.dis, and the union of the individual with the supreme consciousness. Bhairava mudra is used in prano. mudra. It may also be used during pranayama and meditation practice.