I’m a big fan of mudras. That is yoga with your hands. There are loads of different mudras, hand positions, that you can hold whilst meditating that will heal different areas of the body.
After loosing my voice last month and then recently running a workshop on the throat chakra I discovered this lovely one. It not only heals any problems in the throat but it also provides a real nurturing sense of connection with your higher self.
It’s called the shell mudra, or shankh mudra.
You wrap your right hand fingers around your left thumb and then place your right thumb tip on your left middle finger. So your hands look a bit like a conch shell.
Then hold your hands in front of your sternum. Chant Om a few times and then sit in silence to allow the healing to flow, for about 15 mins.
What I really love about this mudra is the visualisation to go with it:
See your hands as a sea shell and the thumb encircled within as a pearl. Your left thumb is your higher self and you are wrapping your higher self in love. Allow your higher self to receive all it needs; love, support, a sense of security and confidence. Everything you need to be able to stay true to yourself and express yourself fully.
Love it! It feels so lovely holding it.
I found this mudra in a great little book called Mudra’s – Yoga in Your Hands by Gertrud Hirschi.
My next workshop is next weekend, 11th April, 2-5 at Revitalise in Brighton. We’ll be focusing on the Third Eye chakra so it will be very slow, meditative, a chance to listen to your inner voice and connect with your purpose in life. There’s still a space left so please contact me if you’d like it.
On May 10th I’m running a day workshop at Unity Studios which will be a journey through all of the chakras finishing with a healing gong bath. It’ll be a lovely day of me time, rebalancing your energy and healing. Details are on my workshops page.
Lots of love