Kubera, the Sanskrit name for an important Lord of Wealth in Hindu mythology, has his very own mudra, or hand gesture, in yoga. Add this simple move to your yoga repertory to focus energy on prosperity and abundance.
Position Is Everything
Tap into your attitude of abundance and increase the likelihood of wealth in all aspects of your life by mastering Kubera mudra.
- Sit comfortably in meditation posture or on a chair with your feet flat on the floor.
- Turn both palms up and bring each thumb to the tips of your index and middle fingers.
- Fold the remaining two fingers of each hand into the palm.
- Try to avoid clenching. Your hands should be relaxed, either resting on your lap or thighs or held parallel at the level of your heart.
- Press the thumbs strongly into the fingers, feeling the strength flow from the tip of your spine to the tips of your fingers.
- Set your intention to experience boundless prosperity for your own good and the good of all.
- You may remain in this posture for a few minutes or as long as you like.
- Maintain focus on your hands and your intention and breathe deeply and evenly throughout the pose.
- When you are finished, release the hands and give thanks for the blessings in your life.
The Magic of Mudras
Mudras are positions of the hands that carry strong symbolic significance in yoga and traditional Indian dance. Yogis, Chinese medicine and ayurveda practitioners, classical martial artists, and dancers believe the hands represent one of the most important energy centers and directly affect the neural activity in the brain. Performing specific mudras with intention, therefore, can help to retrain the mind, banish old negative patterns, and create an awareness of joy and possibility in the moment.
Practitioners of Kubera mudra believe that repeat use of the gesture leads to greater serenity, improved concentration, an increased sense of purpose, and a more rapid achievement of goals. If you want to encourage greater abundance and unshakeable self-confidence in your life, add Kubera mudra and a positive intention to your daily routine.