Pashinee Mudra (folded psychic attitude) is a kaya mudra (postural mudras).
How to do Pashinee Mudra (Folded Psychic Attitude)
- Assume halasana. Separate the feet by about half a metre. Bend the knees and bring the thighs towards the chest until the knees touch the ears, shoulders and floor. Wrap the arms tightly around the back of the legs.
- Relax the whole body in this position and close the eyes.
- Breathe slowly and deeply.
- Maintain the position for as long as is comfortable.
- Slowly release the arms and come back into halasana.
- Lower the legs and relax in shavasana.
- Physical – on the stretch of the neck.
- Spiritual – on mooladhara or vishuddhi chakra.
- This mudra should be followed by a backward bending asana.
Precautions while doing Pashinee Mudra (Folded Psychic Attitude)
- As for sarvangasana and halasana. People suffering from any spinal condition should avoid this practice. Precautions for inverted postures apply.
Pashinee Mudra Benefits
- Pashinee mudra brings balance and tranquillity to the nervous system and induces pratyahara, sensory withdrawal. It stretches the spine and back muscles, and stimulates all the spinal nerves. It massages the abdominal organs.
- The word pash means ‘noose’. Pashinee, therefore, means ‘bound in a noose’.