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 helps cure a child’s eye and sleeping problems. It shrinks blood vessel size and restores strength. When practiced regularly, it is an energy booster.
- Sit in easy pose, cross-legged.
- Bring the tips of your thumbs, your ring fingers, and your pinkie fingers together, while keeping the two other fingers of each hand extended.
- Hands can now rest on the thighs or knees.