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Let Your Fingers Do The Talking
Over the last two weeks, yoga teacher Lucie Ataya has introduced you to the practice of mudras and shown you how to add these to your yoga and meditation practice.
If you've not already, check out:
Mudra 1 - The Chin Mudra
Mudra 2 - The Kshepana Mudra
Mudra 3 - The Surya Mudra
Mudra 4 - The Jnana Mudra
Mudra 5 - The Agni Mudra
Mudra 6 - The Bhairava Mudra
Mudra 7 - The Vishnu Mudra
Mudra 8 - The Namaskar Mudra
Mudra 9 - The Ganesha Mudra
Yoga Mudras Series: 3. Surya Mudra
In Sanskrit, Surya means ’Sun’. Surya Mudra aims to create lightness in the body, and is most often used during meditation or breathing practice.
HOW TO: In a seated or kneeling position, bring the ring finger to touch the base of the thumb.
Then use the thumb to press the ring finger down. Keep the other fingers extended.
BENEFITS: Surya Mudra has positive impacts on digestion, fights off lethargy and stimulates creativity.
DID YOU KNOW: The base of the thumb symbolises the source of our creativity, which is stimulated in this Mudra by the pressure of the ring finger.
Have you used Surya Mudra?
See more from Lucie:
"You can't do yoga if you're not flexible" - 5 Ridiculous Myths That Actually Stop People Doing Yoga
A no-nonsense explanation of your asana from your chaturanga + more terms that pop up in yoga class
For more information on yoga classes across South and Central London, get in touch with Lucie