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The Best Mudras for Sacral Chakra Balancing

The Best Mudras for Sacral Chakra Balancing

Our chakras, the spinning wheels that symbolize the life force within each one of us, are  integral to our well-being.

If your Sacral Chakra is out of balance, you might feel disconnected from yourself or find it difficult to express your emotions with confidence, fortunately there are certain mudra poses that can help restore equilibrium.

In this blog post, we’ll explore how a mudra practice can aid in balancing the Sacral Chakra so you feel connected and at peace with yourself again.

Read on to learn more about how connecting your fingers in these sacred gestures could create lasting positivity and harmony in your life!

What Are Mudras?

Mudras are ancient Hindu symbolic gestures often used in yoga and meditation to channel energy flow within the subtle body – sometimes you’ll see them referred to as yoga mudras. These hand and finger positions can have a powerful impact on our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Each mudra has a specific meaning and corresponds to a particular brain area. For instance, the Gyan Mudra, formed by touching the tip of the index finger to the tip of the thumb, is believed to improve concentration and sharpen memory.

The Prana Mudra, formed by joining the tips of the ring finger and the pinky finger with the tip of the thumb, is a useful Root Chakra mudra said to enhance vitality and reduce fatigue.

Mudras in yoga may seem simple, but they can influence our minds and physical body in profound ways. By incorporating these ancient gestures into our practice, we can balance our energies to enhance our focus, and deepen our spiritual connections.

What Mudra is Best for the Sacral Chakra?

There are seven major chakras in the body:

The Sacral Chakra, or Swadhisthana, is the energy center that governs creativity and sexual energy in the human body. There are hundreds of mudras and several which will benefit the Sacral Chakra, but one hand gesture that is frequently used is the Shakti Mudra.

The Shakti Mudra is an ancient hand gesture, also known as the “gesture of empowerment,” which is believed to activate the sexual energy in the body and stimulate the flow of prana (life force energy) to the seat of our Second Chakra. 

sacral chakra location
Sacral Chakra Location

Shakti Mudra Benefits

The Shakti Mudra is a hand gesture that has been used in yoga for centuries and has a range of benefits. 

To make this gesture, simply connect the thumb, ring finger, and little finger together while keeping the other two fingers straight.

The Shakti Mudra is believed to have the following benefits:

  • Promote mental alertness
  • Support emotional stability and emotional balance
  • Increase self-confidence
  • Boost concentration levels
  • Improve overall energy levels.
  • Improve digestion
  • Alleviate feelings of anxiety or nervousness

If you’re looking for a simple yet effective way to improve your physical and emotional well-being, why not try incorporating the Shakti Mudra into your daily routine.

Shakti Mudra
Shakti Mudra

How to Perform Shakti Mudra

To perform Shakti Mudra, follow these simple steps:

  1. Place your hands together in a prayer position
  2. Spread your fingers apart as if you’re holding a ball
  3. Allow your thumbs to rest gently against your chest
  4. Focus your attention on your Sacral Chakra center as you continue to breathe deeply.

With regular practice, many people report feeling a sense of revitalization and renewed spiritual energy. 

Alternative Sacral Chakra Hand Mudras

Here are some alternative popular mudras that you can use to balance and activate your Sacral Chakra:

Linga Mudra

The Linga Mudra, also known as the Fire Mudra, is often used in Sacral Chakra healing because of its association with passionate energy.

To perform Linga Mudra, follow these simple steps:

  1. Bring your hands together and interlock the fingers
  2. Extend your left thumb so it points upwards
  3. Encircle your left thumb with the thumb and index finger of your right hand

The Linga Mudra generates heat in the body and stimulates the digestive and reproductive systems, which are related to the Sacral Chakra. Additionally, this mudra promotes confidence, strength, and vitality, which are essential qualities for cultivating creativity and passion.

Whether you’re an artist, writer, or simply seeking to express yourself freely, practicing the Linga Mudra can help you tap into the feminine energy of the Swadhisthana Chakra and unleash your full creative potential. 

Linga Mudra
Linga Mudra

Yoni Mudra

Yoni Mudra is a hand gesture that you can use during meditation to promote relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance your focus. Yoni Mudra is all about connecting with your inner self and universal consciousness.

Yoni Mudra is all about channeling our feminine divine energy which powers our creativity and sensuality. The word Yoni can be translated as “womb” in Sanskrit and the gesture even resembles the shape of a womb. 

To practice Yoni Mudra, follow these simple steps:

  1. Bring your hands to your lower belly
  2. Now bring your palms towards each other, spread the fingers wide.
  3. Bring the tips of your index fingers together and aim them towards the floor so that your hands now resemble a triable. 
  4. Visualize a beam of radiant energy rising up from your pelvic floor and flowing through your entire body.
  5. With each breath, feel the energy expanding and filling you up with light, love, and peace.

Yoni Mudra is a wonderful tool to deepen your spiritual yoga practice and cultivate a sense of inner peace and joy. 

Yoni Mudra
Yoni Mudra

Varuna Mudra

The Varuna Mudra is a symbolic hand gesture that is not only beautiful to look at, but it also holds significant meaning in Hindu and yogic traditions. The word “Varuna” translates to “Lord of the Water” in Sanskrit, which alludes to the healing and purifying properties associated with this mudra.

To perform Varuna Mudra, follow these simple steps:

  1. Sit in a comfortable position
  2. Lay the palms of your hands on your thighs
  3. Bring the tips of your little finger and thumb together to form a circle
  4. Keep the other fingers extended.

This gesture activates the water element within the body, which supports our bodily functions and also calls us to be more fluid and flexible in our emotional body. 

Varuna Mudra is said to enhance communication, increase self-confidence and individual consciousness and even provide relief from conditions like arthritis in some cases. 

Varuna Mudra
Varuna Mudra

Apana Mudra

Apana Mudra is said to have a wide range of benefits, such as improving digestion, promoting circulation, calming the mind, and even helping with constipation.

To perform Apana Mudra, follow these simple steps:

  1. Take a comfortable seated position
  2. Lay your palms up on your thighs
  3. Bring the tips of the thumb, middle finger, and ring finger together
  4. Extend the index and little fingers.

This mudra is said to connect the earth element and the energy center in the lower abdomen, which activates the downward flow of energy in the body.

Practicing this mudra for just a few minutes a day can have a profound impact on your energy levels and overall sense of well-being.

So, next time you’re feeling sluggish or need to clear your mind, try incorporating Apana Mudra into your daily routine and see how it can improve your mind-body connection.

Apana Mudra
Apana Mudra

Apana Vayu Mudra

Apana Vayu Mudra is a simple hand gesture that can provide a host of benefits to your body and mind. This ancient mudra is thought to help balance the Apana Vayu, one of the body’s five types of prana or life forces.

By performing this mudra regularly, you can help promote a healthy digestive system, stimulate the elimination of toxins from the body, and even calm the mind to relieve stress and anxiety.

To perform Apana Vaju Mudra, follow these simple steps:

  1. Sit in a comfortable position.
  2. Bring your ring finger and middle finger to touch the tip of your thumb.
  3. Bend your index finger so it touches the base of your thumb.
  4. Keep your little finger straight. 
  5. Hold this position for a few minutes and feel the transformative effects it can have on your overall well-being.
Apana Vayu Mudra
Apana Vayu Mudra

Brahma Mudra

This powerful mudra is a simple yet effective way to promote relaxation and help you connect with our Second Chakra. 

To perform Brahma Mudra, follow these simple steps:

  1. Sit comfortably with your legs crossed.
  2. Bring the tips of your thumbs to meet the bottom of your little fingers.
  3. Wrap your fingers around your thumbs until you have closed fists.
  4. Bring the knuckles of each hand together.
  5. You can also gently press the knuckles into the area of your Sacral Chakra if you feel comfortable. .
  6. Close your eyes and breathe deeply, focusing on the present moment.

This calming posture can lower your heart rate, reduce anxiety, and promote relaxation. Give it a try and experience the transformative power of the Brahma Mudra for yourself.

Brahma Mudra
Brahma Mudra

Adi Mudra

Adi Mudra is a powerful hand gesture that has long been used in meditation and spiritual practice. This mudra helps to redirect energy throughout the body, allowing blocked or stagnant energy to flow freely. It is believed that this process can help nourish and balance the nervous system, which in turn can promote mental clarity and emotional stability.

To perform Adi Mudra, follow these simple steps:

  1. Take a comfortable sitting or kneeling position.
  2. Lay the palms of your hands on your thighs.
  3. Bring the tip of your thumb to the bottom of your little finger.
  4. Wrap the other fingers over the thumb so you have a fist.
  5. Lay your fists on your thighs.
  6. Hold this position for several minutes while focusing on your breath.

You will feel a sense of calmness and relaxation wash over you as you practice this mudra.

Adi Mudra
Adi Mudra

Chinmaya Mudra

Chinmaya Mudra is a unique hand posture that is said to help one find peace, insight, and balance. Chinmaya means “supreme awareness” in Sanskrit and when you practice this powerful gesture it is believed to bring energy and focus to the mind, while also helping to calm and center the body.

The Chinmaya Mudra can be practiced either by sitting down or standing up with a straight spine.

To practice Chinmaya Mudra, follow these simple steps:

  1. Lay the backs of your hands on your knees or by your sides if you are standing.
  2. Curl your middle finger, ring finger and little finger inwards with a gentle pressure.
  3. Bring the tips of the thumbs and index fingers together to form a circle.
  4. Keep your eyes closed and breathe slow and steady.

This sacred hand gesture creates an open space in between your hands that symbolizes openness to life and potential. You could also practice saying the seed mantra “Vam” for the Svadhisthana while performing it to focus your mind further. 

The goal is to stay completely focused on your breathing while connecting with a sense of inner peace. This practice can be done for as little as two minutes or even up to an hour depending upon individual preference.

The Chinmaya Mudra has been found to be helpful in reducing stress, improving clarity of thought, and supporting positive thinking. It is an excellent practice for those who are seeking to restore balance to their energetic field, as well as find inner peace.

Chinmaya mudra
Chinmaya Mudra

Hakini Mudra

Hakini Mudra is a powerful hand gesture used in meditation and spiritual practice to connect the mind and body. This mudra is said to help activate the left and right sides of our brains allowing for greater coordination between both energy channels.

It can be used to improve focus and concentration, relieve stress, and even increase intuition.

To practice Hakini Mudra, follow these simple steps:

  1. Bring your hands to face each other.
  2. Raise them to your chest with your fingers pointing upwards.
  3. Touch your finger tips together gently and then spread out your fingers and thumbs while keeping your hands touching. 
  4. Hold this pyramid shape for three to five minutes while focusing on the breath.

This Sacral mudra can help you become more present at the moment, allowing you to become aware of your thoughts and feelings which can support Sacral Chakra healing. 

Hakini Mudra
Hakini Mudra

When to Use Sacral Chakra Hand Positions

Sacral Chakra hand positions can be a powerful way to heal your Second Chakra. Use them on a regular basis to keep your life force energy balanced, or when you are experiencing symptoms of a Sacral Chakra blockage such as:

  • Feeling creatively blocked or lacking inspiration.
  • Experiencing intimacy issues.
  • Struggling with clarity of mind.
  • Experiencing a negative frame of mind or anxiety issues. 
  • Struggling with emotional instability.
signs of a sacral chakra blockage
Symptoms of a Sacral Chakra Blockage

You can perform mudras for chakras by themselves at any time (it can work well to do them in the morning to stimulate energy flow) or combine them with other chakra healing practices like yoga and chakra meditation.

For example, you could:

  • Perform a mudra at the beginning of your meditation practice to focus the mind and release emotional and energetic blockages.
  • Perform mudras at the end of your yoga practice to channel the healing energy you have released during your practice to your Sacral Chakra. 
  • Hold a mudra while performing Sacral Chakra affirmations.

Takeaway

Mudras for chakra balancing are incredibly powerful tools for self-care and spiritual healing, and when used correctly can be incredibly effective in balancing the Sacral Chakra.  

There is no one correct mudra to use so take your time and experiment with different mudras to see which ones evoke a reaction or emotion within you.

If a particular mudra resonates with you, try practicing it regularly over an extended period of time – this will further deepen its effects. With patience and dedication, you will soon find the right mudra for you – one that brings a sense of peace and balance to your entire being.

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  • Ramisha Khan

    I'm Ramisha - I’m a wellness professional and energy healing practitioner with a special interest in helping people find balance, harmony, and inner peace.