In the system of Yoga, mudras are gestures or postures that allow us to work with our prana or life-force energy. These “energy seals” are symbolic of particular states of mind or consciousness and, when practiced regularly, are said to evoke those states within ourselves.
Cin mudra is the gesture of consciousness and is excellent for concentration and evoking a receptive, peaceful state. This mudra stimulates the loving kindness of the heart chakra and is equivalent to the yogic version of “everything is a-okay.”
Try this mudra whenever you need a moment of reflection or expansion of your true nature.
1 – Begin with the palm facing up and the hand and fingers relaxed
2 – Bring the tips of the thumb and index finger together, applying gentle and equal pressure between the two finger tips
3 – Allow the other fingers to relax and extend outward with the fingernails facing toward the earth
4 – Relax and breathe, focusing on the energy of the mudra
Note: For meditation, the hands can rest on the thighs, but Cin mudra is appropriate at almost any point in asana practice or during everyday life.