Yoni Mudra – Gesture to detach from outer world chaos
Yoni Mudra is dedicated to the female goddess Shakti in Hinduism, where ‘Yoni’ means ‘Garbha or Valva’. Most yoga postures are hand positions (with certain positions of the body) that form a gesture to help stimulate various forms of energy within the body.
Mudra is practiced to bring balance to the body in relation to the major elements (air, water, fire, earth, and space) within the body. Yoni Mudra is here in close relationship with women who are the creators of life and the source of life begins in their ‘womb’. Therefore the practice of Yoni Mudra gives strength and power like Shakti (power).
Yoni mudra can be described as a gesture that allows a person to be isolated from the chaos of the external existing world. Yoni means uterus or womb and this gesture is named Yoni Mudra, because the person who practices it regularly has no external contact with the world, much like a baby in the uterus.
Yogis practicing this mudra observe all their chakras. They also keep pace with their internal sounds. The scriptures state that after practicing Yoni Mudra, right-handed people will hear the inner voice in their right ear and left-handed people will hear a voice in their left ear.
Some of the health benefits of About mudra include –
1)- Stress Relief
2)- Relaxation and rejuvenation of the mind. Stabilizing the nervous system
3)- Maintaining mental clarity and relaxation
4)- Achieving spiritual peace and mental growth
You need to have a doctor check before practicing any yoga, exercise or posture, no matter how simple it may be.
Follow the steps :
- Get in a seated cross-legged position.
- Remember to keep head straight and upright.
- Bring palms together with fingers and thumbs straight and thumbs pointing towards the sky.
- Then bend the pinky, ring, and middle fingers inwards so that the back of the fingers touches.
- Take slow, deep breaths.
- It can be integrated with other yoga practices or can be done on its own.