Mudras are hand and finger movements that can be practiced any time, anywhere. Nonetheless, it is recommended to practice them sitting, or in one of the following three yoga postures: easy, diamond, lotus, or half-lotus. Practice five to fifteen minutes with the older children; a minimum of ten deep breathing cycles through the nose for the younger ones. Don’t expect them to replicate perfectly. Make sure your child is relaxed; the pressure applied on the fingers must stay light. Eyes must be shut or looking directly ahead, breathing free.
This gesture improves the circulation of fluids in the body. It stabilizes the water level in the blood, while developing intuition and emotions. It also helps the child fight stomach flu and reduces muscle contractions.
- Sit in easy pose, cross-legged.
- Turn your palms upwards.
- Join the tips of your thumbs and your pinkie fingers.
- Keep the other three fingers extended.