Jnana Mudra Yoga: Jnana Mudra is known as the ‘The symbol of knowledge’. The Sanskrit word ‘Jnana’ means ‘knowledge’ while ‘Mudra’ refers to symbol.
Jnana Mudra is practised in accompaniment to many yogic meditative postures. It is also known as the ‘Chin Mudra’.
Methodology of Jnana Mudra Yoga
- Assume the Padmasana posture.
- Keep the spine straight.
- Place the back of the hands on the respective folded thighs.
- The palms should be turned upwards.
- The fingers will be fully stretched out.
- Fold inwards the index fingers.
- Join your index fingers with the thumbs (tip to tip) of the respective hands.
- Form a rough circle of the thumbs with the index fingers.
- The other three fingers will have to be stretched out straight and kept loose but close together.
- As the index finger is curved to meet the thumb, slightly stretch the thumb so that it can easily meet the thumb.
- Don’t press the thumb and the index finger.
- Remain in the meditative posture as long as you wish.
- Breathe normally initially.
- Later on you can do the controlled breathing techniques while remaining in this posture.