With each hand: Place the tips of the thumb, ring finger, and little finger together. The other fingers remain extended. As needed, use for 5 to 30 minutes. Or, as a course of treatment, do three times a day for 15 minutes.
The Pran Mudra activates the root chakra, in which the elemental force of a human being is found. I like to compare this place with a fire that is either ablaze or just glows quietly. How brightly the fire burns depends on how well we tend it. This finger position stimulates the nourishing energy in the pelvic floor.
The Pran Mudra generally increases vitality, reduces fatigue and nervousness, and improves vision. It is also used against eye diseases. On the mental-emotional level, it increases our staying power and assertiveness, healthy self-confidence, gives us the courage to start something new, and the strength to see things through. Clear eyes are also a sign of a mental outlook emphasizing clarity and a clear mind, which means clearly structured thoughts and ideas.
According to Kim da Silva, when you do the Pran Mudra you can also put your thumb onto the fingernails of the other two fingers instead of on their tips. This has the effect of causing both the right and left brain hemispheres to function equally, become active, and mutually complement each other, which is very important for holistic health.
Nervousness is usually a sign of weakness, of too much distraction and too little inner stability. The Pran Mudra-combined with a conscious, slow, and gentle way of breathing-has the effect of being as stabilizing and calming as a secure anchor.
Passionflower (Passiflora caerulea L.), St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum L.), and oat (Avena sativa L.) strengthen the nervous system and support staying power.
Imagine yourself as a tree. If this is difficult for you, then create the mental image of a tree in front of you. While inhaling, see how the energy flows into the roots and how the roots become thicker and longer. While exhaling, let the strength flow into the trunk. From there, it travels into the crown, far beyond the tree into the sky and toward the sun. The larger the rootstock becomes, the greater the size of the crown. The same also applies to us, to our existence, how we act, and what we have.
I have a healthy appetite for the small and large adventures of life. I digest the challenges with great pleasure and joy.