Chin Mudra – Gesture of human consciousness

Chin Mudra, also mentioned as Gyan Mudra, this mudra is usually described as a yogic sign that represents the unified nature of human consciousness. The yogis also said that this mudra is a sense of knowledge. It is one of the most used gestures with people who regularly meditate or practice yoga.

Traditionally you sit in a cross-legged position (easy posture), half lotus (half padmasana) or lotus pose (padmasana). You are sitting upright with a long neck and spine, chest well and open and shoulders back. This asana is best for energy to flow through the body.


About Mudra Benefits:

Yogis claim that there are many different health benefits that are associated with chin mudra, some of which include –

1)- Construction of a pranic circuit, which maintains and redirects the “prana” or energy flow within your body.
2)- Improve and increase concentration even during meditation.
3)- Increasing energy and stamina
4)- Promotion of better sleep patterns
5)- Reduces common diseases such as lower back pain.
6)- Relieving stress and any unnecessary tension in the body
7)- Diffusion of energy based on Muladhara Chakra .

While there are no major side effects with chin mudra, it is a good idea to check with a doctor before practicing gestures. In fact, consult your doctor before practicing any yoga pose.

Follow the steps of Chin Mudra :

  • Both hands are used to practice this gesture. To do the chin posture, you should make a circle by joining your thumb and index finger.
  • Place your index finger against the soft pad of the thumb.
  • Raise the last three fingers of your hands upwards, towards the palm.
  • It is important that the palm-side of your hands should be upward in he received posture. When the palm is facing down, the gesture becomes the wisdom posture.
  • When you are meditating, make a chin pose and place your hands on your knees to stimulate the “pulse”.