Mandala Mudra

Want to be more connected to the universe through your own hands? Mudras are hand gestures, which can be a powerful tool for enhancing the psychic, emotional, devotional and aesthetic gestures or attitudes. Incorporating mudras are a powerful way to connect individual pranic force with the force of the universe or cosmos. They are subtle and can alter perception and deepen the connection with ones self. They are also a great tool for strengthening awareness and concentration. 

Below I have uploaded a photo of ‘Mandala Mudra.‘ 

Mandala Mudra is used to center the self as well as deepen ones connection with universal source. Offering a mandala represents the willingness to give everything in the universe to receive teachings, vows, or empowerment. Mandala Mudra symbolizes an offering that is intended for the benefit of all beings. 

Lastly, It’s also used as a way to connect with ones individual self when one knows they need to incorporate more meditation into their individual practice.  

To learn how to practice this Mudra. Check out the link below. 📿

http://www.yogawiz.com/yoga-mudra/mandala-mudra.html

To learn more about mudras as well as to learn more mudras to incorporate into your practice, check out the book: 

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami  Satyananda Saraswati. 
   

   
 

Mandala Meditation

Mandala means ‘circle.’

A mandala is a visual tool that is used by many diverse cultures across the world. They are used as a tool for both spiritual renewal and awakening. 

The process of designing or coloring a mandala is helpful for calming the mind and bringing one back to their center. 

This personal and transformative process is always available. Life itself is like a mandala. Check out Life is a mandala

I not only use the above process as a form of meditation, but I also sit 20 minutes a day in meditation. 

Last night after spending a couple of hours coloring a mandala, I sat down for my evening meditation. As I sat there I began to notice my own center as the shape of a mandala. I began to see the center of my brow a.k.a ‘third eye’ metamorphosising into a mandala. 

If you wish, try this subtle meditation on accessing your inner mandala. Keep in mind we all experience things in a unique form- so your experience may be different than mine. 

Sit crossed legged on a comfortable pillow. Begin to notice your breath. As you focus on your breath begin to draw your attention to your ‘third eye’. This is the subtle place where your light shines. Although it appears dark at first- notice the light. As you focus there begin to notice your own mandala. Notice the center and then begin to notice the subtle shapes and lines begin to form. It may appear to be like a web. This is the web of your being.  Notice it. Notice your thoughts, feelings and sensations. Each of these contributes to the mandala or the web of your being. 

Continue to sit, center and breathe. 

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. -Omar Khayyam