Hridaya Mudra (Heart Gesture)

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Hridaya Mudra - Heart Gesture In Yoga, How to do Hridaya Mudra - Heart Gesture In Yoga, Benefits of Hridaya Mudra - Heart Gesture In Yoga, Precautions, & a note for yoga practitioners

Hridaya Mudra (heart gesture) is a hasta (hand mudras)

How to do Hridaya Mudra (Heart Gesture)

  • Sit in any comfortable meditation asana with the head and spine straight.
  • Place the tips of the index fingers at the root of the thumbs, as in chin and jnana mudras, and join the tips of the middle and ring fingers to the tips of the thumbs. The little finger remains straight.
  • Place the hands on the knees with the palms facing upward. Close the eyes and relax the whole body, keeping it motionless.


This practice may be performed for up to 30 minutes.


  • Physical – on the breath in the chest area.
  • Spiritual – on anahata chakra.

Benefits of doing Hridaya Mudra – Heart Gesture

  • This mudra diverts the flow of prana from the hands to the heart area, improving the vitality of the heart. The middle and ring fingers relate directly to nadis connected with the heart, while the thumb closes the pranic circuit and acts as an energizer, diverting the flow of prana from the hands to these nadis. 
  • Hridaya mudra is therefore beneficial for the heart. It is very simple and may be used safely and easily, even in acute situations. The heart is the centre of emotion. 
  • Hridaya mudra helps to release pent­ up emotion and unburden the heart. It may be practised during emotional conflict and crisis.

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