Pran Mudra

Karen Frazier
Pran mudra

Pran mudra, also called prana mudra, is a symbolic hand and figure gesture that represents life force. It is believed performing this mudra stimulates your first (root) chakra and activates the flow of life force.

Facilitating Energy Flow

You may also see this mudra called pitta-naashak mudra or kapha kaarak mudra, and many practitioners refer to it as the healing mudra. Performing this mudra may:

  • Increase the flow of life force energy
  • Boost energy and decrease fatigue
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Stimulate the immune system

By stimulating the root chakra, this mudra may also:

  • Improve issues of the legs, feet or spine
  • Provide support for people struggling with addiction
  • Improve one's ability to stand up for oneself
  • Assist with grounding

How to Perform

Performing this mudra is a simple process.

  1. Sit comfortably.
  2. Touch the tips of both thumbs to the ring finger and pinkie of each hand.
  3. Extend the pointer finger and middle finger straight out.
  4. Place your hand in the mudra with the backs of your hands in your lap.

Hold the mudra for three to five minutes. You can also hold it longer during meditation.

Tips

Consider the following tips to increase the power of the mudra.

  • Increase the power of the mudra by chanting the Bija mantra "Lam," (pronounced lahm) which is the mantra for the first chakra.
  • If you are in a focused meditation, hold the mudra for 15 minutes or longer.
  • You can also visualize the color red, which is the first chakra color, as you hold the mudra.
  • Toning to the note C or C# simultaneously can also stimulate the root chakra and increase the effects of the mudra.

Powerful Grounding and Healing

This mudra is a powerful hand gesture that stimulates your life force where it sits coiled at the base of your spine. Performing it daily or as part of a meditation or yoga practice can help keep your energies balanced and support your overall well-being.

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Pran Mudra