Shunya Mudra


Shunya means ‘empty; zero’ and thus can help to bring one into Beginner’s Mind where every possibility exists.


“I Empty Out to Feel the Completeness of Who I Am.”


HOW TO: Middle fingers touch down to the center of the palm (interestingly this is also an energy point in Traditional Chinese Medicine that calms and clears the thoughts). Thumbs hold the middle fingers in place. You can hold the palms upward on your lap; or elbows into the waist and palms float upward at your sides.

Hold for 5-10 natural breaths. State the intention statement three times out loud, then silently. Notice how you feel in body, mind, and emotions. No known cautions.

YOGA POSE: Try practicing Shunya Mudra with Warrior, Star and Bridge poses.

FIVE ELEMENTS: Shunya Mudra activates Ether/Space Element. It instills purification as it awakens the Throat wheel of energy – Vishuddha Chakra.

Shunya Can Help To:

  • Clear the Mind and Thoughts.
  • Expand ways of seeing and being.
  • Open you to New Possibilities and Transformation.
  • Release tensions through the head and shoulder area, including the sense organs.
  • Balance Thyroid.
  • Open space between thoughts and reactions.


Information provided here is used by permission and modified from Mudras for Healing and Transformation by Joseph and Lilian LePage, Integrative Yoga Therapy

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