Mudra For Trust

mudra Aug 28, 2020

by Dr. Ramdesh

Vajrapradama Mudra

(Mudra for Unshakable Trust)

It’s so easy to lose trust.  Maybe your significant other cheated on you recently or your co-worker stole your ideas.  Maybe your issues of trust go further back, to your childhood, and your parents betrayed you in unloving ways.  Maybe you prayed and it felt like you got no answer.

Little by little, your heart hardened. Step by step, the trusting, open, real YOU was replaced by someone who is just waiting for the bottom to drop out.  Maybe you lost trust in other people, the world, and God.  Maybe the only thing you can trust is yourself, or maybe you distrust yourself most of all.

Here’s the problem with lack of trust:  the only person you hurt is you.  In order to remain distrustful, you have to close your heart off to the good that exists in the world.  It’s a protective, defensive measure, but it creates a closed heart and a block to energy flow within you....

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Yoga For Beginners: What Is Gyan Mudra?

beginner mudra Aug 28, 2020

by Dr. Ramdesh

What is Gyan Mudra?

Gyan Mudra is a powerful mudra (or hand position) practiced for thousands of years by yogis that brings peace, calm, and spiritual progress.  It relates to the planet Jupiter. Artistic depictions of great spiritual masters such as Guru Nanak, Christ, Buddha, and Mahavir are all shown regularly with this hand position.  In addition to its many spiritual qualities, Gyan Mudra has wide and varied health benefits, making it one of the most practiced mudras of all.

How to do Gyan Mudra:

Connect the thumb and the forefinger (tip to tip, not tip to nail, which is another “active” variation of Gyan Mudra). The other fingers are straight but relaxed. Pressure between the thumb and forefinger is light.

Why do Gyan Mudra?

Gyan Mudra does many things.  Stimulating the root chakra, it eases tension and depression.  It relates to expansion and knowledge.  It is extremely calming and brings the practitioner spiritual openness...

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