Pran Mudra is a a hand gesture in Yoga where you fold your thumb and connect it to your ring and little finger. Just as the name, Pran Mudra is a mudra to increase Prana, or life-force/ chi/ energy, throughout the body.
This mudra should be done on both hands to balance the prana in the body. I tried doing it on one hand only (my left hand) and almost immediately feel the energy on the left side of the body getting charged, while the right side energy remains the same. I then did the mudra on the other hand as well, and balance the energy.
One way to do Pran Mudra is to do it in a short meditation. Sit cross-legged, form the Mudra on both hands, rest your hands on your thighs, and close your eyes. Start by breathing normally. And then slowly deepen your breathing, having equal number of counts while inhaling, and exhaling (i.e. inhale on 4 counts and exhale or 4 counts). You may stay here or start chanting “So” during the inhale and “Hum” during the exhale, while maintaining equal counts on the breathing. The mantra “So Hum” means “I am that”, it connects us to our truth, and connects us deeper to the Universe.
Do the breathing and mantra for about 20-30 times, then go back to your normal breath. Then observe how your body feels. You should feel a balance energized energy flowing through out your body. Then slowly release the mudra and you may continue your meditation with relaxed hands.
Pran Mudra is great for when you are a little lethargic or having a little imbalance of energy. It’s a great way to bring focus to the mind as well as clarity.
Need a little charge during the day? Do this mudra for a few minutes and you should get that nice boost of energy you need.
Go try it and share with me your experience!