Jnana Mudra (psychic gesture of knowledge) is a hasta (hand mudras) mentioned in the book ‘Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha’ by Swami Satyananda Swami.
How To Do Jnana Mudra – Psychic Gesture Of Knowledge
- Assume a comfortable meditation posture.
- Fold the index fingers so that they touch the inside root of the thumbs. Straighten the other three fingers of each hand so that they are relaxed and slightly apart.
- Place the hands on the knees with the palms facing down.
- Relax the hands and arms.
Jnana mudra is a gesture of the hands, which is used to channel prana flow, or life force energy. Jnana means knowledge and wisdom in Sanskrit. It is also pronounced as “Gyaana Mudra”
The Jnana Mudra’s practice helps to still and stabilize the mind, in turn promoting concentration and deeper states of meditation. By allowing prana to circulate freely, instead of dissipating into the environment, it promotes concentration and deeper states of meditation.
Jnana Mudra is generally used when you are meditation. When you are sitting in the lotus pose (padmasana) or sukhasana (easy pose), you can do this mudra. It is recommended that you do it for at least 5 minutes.
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