Gesture for promising protection
Raise your right hand to chest level with the palm facing forward. Place your left hand on your left thigh, in your lap, or on your heart.
We see this gesture in many depictions of deities. It promises the believer protection and freedom from fear. It also shows the strength of the respective deity.
We must remember that fear or fright are basically signs of weakness. The Chinese Five Element Theory shows that, among other things, a weakness in the fire element creates a fear of others, in the wood element it creates a fear of being defined through others; in the metal element it creates a fear of too little or too much distance (loneliness); in the earth and water elements it creates a fear of challenges and life in general. Fear has infinitely many faces, but its cause is always weakness. The greatest commandment of the yogis is nonviolence. The stronger a person is, which also includes strength on the mental-emotional level, the more he or she will be able to live nonviolence, since a strong person is rarely attacked. Many people are weakened as a result of inner conflicts, because of a certain lack of unity within themselves. These inner battles are then carried out in the outside world by attracting the appropriate battle partner. We must keep all of this in mind when we seek refuge in this mudra. However, just doing the mudra does not solve the problem. Since coming to terms with these negative patterns of the soul is a long process of transformation, together with the recommended visualization, this mudra may help initially in frightening situations.
Imagine a silver or golden funnel in your mind. While inhaling, divine light (courage, goodwill, confidence) flows through the funnel into your head. From there, it flows on into your body. Let yourself be filled with it. While exhaling, the light flows back out through your right hand and you direct it toward the respective person or thing that you must confront. Perhaps you would like to reach more than one person with it-go ahead and do whatever comes to you naturally. Do this meditation more frequently for a person or thing that causes you concern, and let yourself be surprised by the positive results!
I believe in the good in this human being (or in this thing) and the good will be revealed to me.