The chakras – our wheels of energy that quickly spin allows us to express ourselves and live life to the fullest. They are directly related to the health of the whole body, to the emotional well-being and mental abilities, so they must be in perfect balance. One of the many ways to balance them is with the proper use of some mudras (hand gestures). Almost every possible position of the palms and fingers is some type of mudra. Each finger on the hand represents a specific element in our body (fire, air, sky, earth, and water). Each mudra has a specific effect because it helps to balance psychic centers (chakras) and energy channels (Nadis).
Muladhara chakra – Prithvi mudra
When the root chakra is unbalanced or blocked, problems such as lower back pain, overweight problems, fears, and various types of addictions occur. It is also manifested by a lack of courage and self-confidence and suffering from feelings of guilt, anger, and hopelessness.
Prithvi mudra is done by touching the tip of the ring finger with the tip of your thumb and then pressing these two fingers lightly while keeping the other fingers upright.
Svadhishthana chakra – Varun mudra
Unbalanced sacral energy can be associated with addictions, repressed emotions, and lack of creative energy, and the reason can be a repetitive, monotonous life and uncreativity.
Varun mudra can help you restore the balance by lightly touching the tip of the little finger with the tip of your thumb. The other fingers should be straight.
Manipura chakra – Apana mudra
An unbalanced solar chakra means a lack of energy, depression, and laziness. The person has difficulty controlling emotions, is frustrated and disappointed, has low self-esteem, and a short fuse. Often it sees himself as a victim.
You should bring together the tip of the ring finger, the tip of the middle finger, and the tip of the thumb. The little and the index finger are pointed out.
Anahata chakra – Anjali mudra
People whose heart chakra is unbalanced are emotionally cold, lack life joy and inner peace, and do not forgive. Jealousy, confusion, resentment, anger, fear, and self-doubt are symptoms of closed heart chakra.
Anjali mudra is done by putting our hands together (in a “prayer position”) in front of the heart placing our thumbs in the middle of the chest, with fingers turned upwards.
Vishuddha chakra – Granthita mudra
The unbalanced throat chakra is primarily manifested by the inability to verbally express our thoughts, and we cannot find the true words for our feelings. We cannot identify our true needs, and we have a problem with making decisions.
You should interlace middle, ring, and little fingers together inside your hands, and then interlock the index fingers and thumbs, so they will form two rings.
Ajna – Gyan mudra
When the sixth chakra is unbalanced we have problems making decisions because we doubt our intuition or our goal. We are indecisive. We face memory problems, difficulties with visualization, and we are insensitive.
In this mudra, the tip of the thumb and the tip of the index finger are joined, the palms are facing up and the other three fingers are stretched.
Sahasrara – Prana mudra
When the Sahasrara chakra is unbalanced, we face an existential and spiritual crisis that manifests as a feeling of loneliness and hopelessness. We have a lack of self-confidence and joy in life, we run away from reality, we have difficulties in making decisions and meditating.
This mudra is performed by joining the tip of the thumb and the tips of the little and ring fingers. The other two fingers are stretched.
If you do not have the time to sit and practice these mudras in this fast living, you can always replace them with using the power of isochronic tones specially designed to effectively balance the chakras, which you can find here: