The Knowledge Seal (Jnana Mudra, Guyan Mudra, Gyan Mudra, OM Mudra)

The Knowledge Seal (Jnana Mudra, Guyan Mudra, Gyan Mudra, OM Mudra),thumb tip and index finger tip touching

Mudra is Sanskrit for seal.  A mudra is a position, usually done with the hands, that directs the flow of prana (life energy).  As part of our Mudra Series, we will be working on the Jnana Mudra, this is a classic energy sealing Mudra used in Meditations.

Jnana comes from the Sanskrit word “Gyan” or “Guyan” meaning knowledge knowledge. The Jnana Mudra is the Mudra of Knowledge.

How to:

Bring your thumb tip together with your index finger tip.
(The Thumb Represents Ego; The Index Finger = Jupiter)
Press the thumb and index finger together gently.  Your remaining 3 fingers stay straight.

 Make the Jnana Mudra Active, bring your thumb to the nail of the index finger.

Uses and Benefits:

Helps relieve Stress & Depression
Sharpens memory and concentration
Helps with insomnia
Can help achieve mental peace
Helps release anger
Helps relieve Migraines

Jnana Mudra is used in various pranayama techniques as well as meditation, but try it in some other asanas:

Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
Vrkasana (Tree Pose)
Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I)
Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II)

Try using Jnana Mudra during centering at the beginning of your Yoga Practice & during Meditation & Pranayama.

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One Response to “The Knowledge Seal (Jnana Mudra, Guyan Mudra, Gyan Mudra, OM Mudra)”

  1. In the Mudra | Says:

    […] Sources: 2nd Star to the Right, Healing Mudras: Yoga for Your Hands by Sabrina […]

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