This article is about the Chakra hand signs. Learn the basics of hand chakras and how to use them to balance your energy and improve your health.
Mudras are symbols that you can shape with your hands to create a certain energy flow in your body. They are used in many yoga and meditation practices to hold a certain vibration in the body. As each shape has its vibration, it can correlate with the Chakras, and you will find that each Chakra has its special hand symbol. There are so many Mudras that you can create, and some may work for multiple Chakras. The seven Mudras chosen for this list are the seven most powerful ones you can try to enhance your Chakra practice and knowledge.
What are Mudras?
The word Mudra is Sanskrit for ‘gestures.’ They are created by the hands to connect the energy lines and flow in the body. Mudras activate the hand chakras and allow you to experience a certain energy or sensation in your entire body simply by holding these energies in your hands. There are hundreds of Mudras, each with its arrangement of the fingers and palms of the hands. The beauty in having so many means that there is a Mudra for almost every effect you can imagine. Seven major hand Mudras for Chakra will open and unblock the Chakra and assist in the energy flow through this centre.
How do Mudras Work?
To utilize the full power of Mudras, sit in meditation in a simple and comfortable seated position, and create the Mudra that you would like to work with. Hold this Mudra for the time that you sit. You can begin by sitting for just five minutes per day in complete stillness and observe the effects of this chakra hand sign on your body. Depending on your body and state of energy, the Mudras will have a powerful effect. You can even write down how you feel after your Mudra meditation and look back after a week of practicing to see what improvements you have noticed in your mind, body and life.
The Chakra Hand Signs Chart
This hand chakras chart will give you seven Mudras to use, each one for the unique energy of each Chakra.
The Muladhara Mudra
This Mudra stimulates the energy of the Root Chakra, creating an energizing vortex at the core of the Muladhara Chakra.
The Shakti Mudra
This is a feminine Mudra used to enhance sexuality and sensuality. It will allow you to connect with your emotional body in the Sacral Chakra.
Solar Plexus Chakra
The Rudra Mudra
This Mudra calls in the energy of Shiva – the destructive god that knows his true power.
The Padma Mudra
This is also known as the Lotus Mudra. It is used to open to the possibilities of love waiting to be invited into your heart centre.
This Mudra creates an energy ball that is concentrated at the Throat Chakra. It allows the energy to be unblocked and to return to its balance, creating an authentic expression of self.
The Mudra of the Great Head
This Mudra dives into the Third Eye Chakra energy and creates a deep inquiry into the wisdom and knowledge held within the Chakra.
The Mudra of a Thousand Petals
This Mudra opens up the flow of energy into the Crown Chakra. When you hold your hands this way, you are indicating that you are open to the universal flow and trust the energy that will come to you.
Once you have begun your Mudra journey, you will not look back! These small yet powerful gestures can shift blocks, create inner peace and completely change the energy of your meditation practice and life. If you are interested in learning other ways to work with the Chakras, you can look at our online course, Understanding Chakras.