Cultivating the support within the inner refuge of the heart opens the doorway to greater self-love and acceptance. Hridaya means heart in Sanskrit and this mudra allows you to go inward through the door of your heart into the place of deep trust, support, and solace.
Effects: Tension is released from any holding in the chest or breath. Energy balances both upward and downward flowing channels. Both breath and nourishment rises into the lungs, heart, and thymus gland, potentially increasing the health of respiratory, cardiovascular and immune systems. A greater sense of trust within oneself is instilled creating a base of support in challenging times and full emotions. As you sense your Heart and its truth, emotions harmonize back into balance dissolving fears, questions, and sorrows.
The Heart Chakra wheel of energy is said to be an emerald green lotus flower in the chest, and can be imagined with petals pulsing with the breath, to open to unconditional love and support.
These mudras and information provided are modified from Mudras for Healing and Transformation by Joseph and Lilian LePage, Integrative Yoga Therapy.
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