Practice These Mudras To Overcome Tough Times

No matter how we try to design our lives we cannot predict the situations that we will encounter. Life is a combination of both the good as well as the bad and we can never really know when bad times will come. This is why it is very important that we stay prepared and indulge ourselves in this process of preparation through practices like yoga.

The two mudras given here can be used to help in this preparation for life’s many challenges. Considering that there is no specific time duration to practice these mudras they can be done anytime. In fact the longer that you hold these mudras the more beneficial it will be for you. Life is like a cycle which is formed by an endless loop of many experiences that we go through.

Gyan Mudra

Importance of Gyan Mudra

Gyan or Gyana in Sanskrit refers to ‘Knowledge’ or ‘Wisdom’ & mudra means ‘Gesture’ or ‘Symbol’. In this mudra, the elements (tattvas) Agni and Vayu are connected at the mool (or the tip of your fingers). Gyana Mudra is a position of the thumb and index finger depicting a gesture of supreme knowledge. Gyan mudra is described most effective hand gesture that works on uniting the human soul to the ultimate supreme soul. 

Thus, the symbolization of Gyana mudra is to acceptance of one’s knowledge and excites wisdom. Hence at the last state of this mudra, astounding cryptic power radiates that creates a sense of enlightenment and apprehension.

Gyan Mudra


Sit down in a meditative pose such as Sukhasana or Padmasana and keep  your back straight. Allow the tips of your thumb and index fingers to gently touch each other. Straighten the rest of your fingers of both hands and place the back of your palms on your knees. Close your eyes and direct your attention to your breath.

Ganesh Mudra

Importance of Ganesh Mudra

Ganesha mudra is a sacred hand gesture or “seal” used during yoga and meditation practice as a means of channeling the flow of vital life force energy known as prana.

Named after the Hindu elephant God Ganesh, this mudra is believed to invoke his energy as the remover of obstacles. As such, practicing the Ganesha mudra is said to enhance self-confidence and provide the courage to overcome anything that is holding one back.


Ganesh Mudra

To practice Ganesha mudra, first bring the palms together in Anjali Mudra, before turning each hand so that the fingertips point towards opposite elbows. The right palm should be facing towards the body, the left palm facing away. Once in this position, slide the hands back until the fingers lock together and grasp each other. The thumbs simply rest on top of the little finger of the opposite hand and the hands stay at the level of the heart.

Ganesh Mudra

Practicing these mudras during tough times can help you to gain new perspectives. Hold both of these mudras for as long as you can regularly to experience new thoughts which can then lead to fresh and varied positive experiences for you. Practicing these mudras builds confidence within you, develops your aura and helps you to face many challenges that life may throw at you.

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Spiritual Mentor, Grand Master Akshar

Grand Master Akshar is an internationally acclaimed Spiritual yogic master and visionary. He is the Founder, Chairman and Course Director of Akshar Yoga.  His mission and vision is to aid people with the tools and learnings to “live their best potential life” through yoga and spirituality. He has trained more than 20, 000,000 practitioners globally through online and offline platforms.

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