TSE Mudra: Meaning, Benefits, and How to Do

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The TSE Mudra is an important hand gesture in yoga. Learn the meaning of the TSE Mudra, the benefits of this pose, and how to do it correctly.

Definition – What is TSE Mudra and its Meaning, References, and Mythology?

TSE Mudra is one of the sacred Hasta Mudra or hand gestures/seals. This Mudra is known as the ‘Exercise of the Three Secrets’ or Adhi Mudra.

This Mudra helps to keep the sadness away from us. Practicing this Mudra helps to keep the mind and body relaxed and fill it with positive energies. When we are weak or sad, it is due to the reason that negative energies take over us. We start to get many negative thoughts; they eventually form a chain of negative thoughts where we find ourselves trapped. This needs to be stopped. Sometimes, we are aware that we need to do something to come out of such a situation, but as we lack energy, it doesn’t seem easy. Practicing this Mudra can attain sufficient positive energy to suppress negative emotions. With this Mudra practice, you will notice that it reduces your fearfulness over time. You become stronger mentally.

This Mudra was practiced in both early civilizations of China and India. According to Taoism or Daoism, it was believed that practicing this Mudra can turn misfortune and bad luck. Hence, this Mudra also brings good luck and fortune with it. So, if you are suffering from misfortune or bad luck, then you should practice this Mudra to seek better results in your life.

This Mudra helps to increase the magnetism and aura of a person. Aura is something that everyone around you experiences without you having to utter a single word. Aura is a magnetic field around your body that carries your energies. If your aura is positive, then people around you can experience it, and they will act nicely around you, but if your aura is negative, people might behave badly. If you practice this Mudra correctly, it will enhance your aura and magnetism.

This Mudra is best known for its special ability to cope with depression and anxiety. According to Panch Tatva’s (The five elements) principles, depression is often linked with the water element. Practicing this Mudra can bring stability to the water element and hence greatly helps in alleviating depression and anxiety.

Alternate Names of TSE Mudra

‘Exercise of the Three Secrets’ or Adhi Mudra.

How to Do TSE Mudra?

  • This Mudra requires you to perform while seated in any meditative posture.
  • So, to maximize the gains out of this Mudra, you should consider practicing it while seated in any comfortable meditative posture. There are different Meditative postures where you can sit for long periods, but you have to ensure good mobility around the Hip joints. After doing some mobility drills, start by sitting comfortably in a meditative posture.
  • Keep your neck and spine comfortably straight.
  • Rest both of your palms comfortably on your knee. Palms facing upward towards the sky.
  • Start to close your eyes completely.
  • Now, start to bend your thumbs and place them close to the base of your little fingers.
  • Curl all of your fingers so that they should wrap the thumbs completely.
  • Make sure to repeat the same on both of your hands.
  • Take a deep breath, and when you do so, make sure to let your belly come out. After filling the maximum air inside, starts to chant “Om.”
  • Keep your maximum awareness towards the vibrations that the sound of Om has created.
  • Now, open your fingers and let go of every negative thought you were carrying.

TSE Mudra Benefits

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  • It helps to fight depression and anxiety. Those who have such issues should try to practice it to seek better results in their lives.
  • It improves our vibes, our aura, and the magnetism around us. We give positive vibes and positive magnetic signals to others. A positive Aura not only helps us to stay positive but also helps others to stay positive around us.
  • It helps to bring fortune and good luck into life. It helps to avoid misfortune and bad luck.
  • It helps to deal with problems caused by the water element, such as stress, anxiety, and depression.
  • It increases concentration as well.

TSE Mudra Precautions and Contraindications

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Similar to all other Mudra practices, it has no side effects.

However, there are a few things to consider:

  • If you experience difficulty sitting due to tight muscles, please use something under your hip to elevate it a little.
  • Avoid taking the wrong food items at the wrong time, as this Mudra aims to reduce the effects of Depression and Anxiety, which attack the digestive system.
  • Keep all the fingers in a comfortable position.

When and how long to do TSE Mudra?

  • This Mudra can be practiced when you feel that you are bad luck and misfortune in your life.
  • You can practice this to fight depression, anxiety, and stress.

Morning is the ideal time to do any yoga or Mudra. Our brain is at its best in the morning and during the daytime. So, you are more likely to be able to concentrate easily. Therefore, you should practice this Mudra from 4 am and 6 am to get the most effective outcomes.

If you are having difficulty with this during the morning, you can do this Mudra later in the evening too.

Practicing this Mudra for a minimum of 20 minutes daily, as much as eight times, is recommended. Whether you wish to complete it in one stretch or two threes that last between 10 and 15 minutes, it’s up to you. Based on research, the best way to practice an exercise for at least 20 minutes is to get the best benefits of that particular Mudra.

Breathing in TSE Mudra

You can maximize the benefits by adding the appropriate breathing technique into your practice.

  • Thoracic Breathing.
  • Abdominal Breathing (While chanting Om).

Visualization in TSE Mudra

  • Visualize that you are sitting on a tall Himalayan Mountain.
  • You feel refreshed. The air is so pure.
  • The sun is shining very bright. Experience its movement throughout the day.
  • Experience how the sun is moving around and radiating its beautiful yellow light.
  • Experience this warmness in your heart.

Affirmation in TSE Mudra

While practicing this, Keep a positive intention. Start with:

I am filled with light. I am positive. Darkness cannot cast any shadows on me.”


The TSE Mudra is a Mudra, or hand gesture, that has numerous benefits. It can help improve focus and clarity, relieve stress and anxiety, and boost energy levels. If you want to learn more about the TSE Mudra and other Mudras, check out our Mudras Certification Course. With this course, you’ll learn all 108 Mudras and their benefits to choose the right ones for your needs.

Divyansh Sharma
Divyansh is Yoga, Meditation & Kinesiology Teacher who has been practicing Yoga and Meditation Since 2011. The Idea of correlating Yoga with Modern Sciences fascinates him the most & to feed his curiosity, he keeps on exploring new things every day. He has accomplished a Master's in Yogic Sciences, E-RYT-200, and RYT-500.

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