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Energy in Your Hands

Discover the ancient practice of mudras and how they can activate and awaken specific energy pathways within your hands for enhanced vitality and overall wellbeing.

If you’re new to the Love Breath Space community, you will know that I have a slight obsession with yoga mudrasyoga for the hands. Yoga mudra origins are mysterious – said to have been passed down by seers over many generations. Each finger is associated with a colour, chakra and element.

Each finger is associated with a colour, chakra and element. When using mudras, each finger activates and targets a specific chakra, helping to open and release stuck energy.

Lately I’ve been exploring the chakras and elements and how they connect to the hands. Mudras activate ‘Prana‘ (Sanskrit for vital life force). Prana runs along pathways in the body called ‘Nadis‘ (Sanskrit for channel or conduit). It is said that we have some 72,000 nadis in our body. There are seven chakras in the body, each align to individual fingers and different areas of the hand. Mudras engage, connect and activate the chakras.

Emma Wertheim Mudras Gyana Mudra Love Breath Space
Jnana Mudra – connects you to heart wisdom – bringing the thumb (solar plexus) and index finger (heart centre) together.
  • THUMB: Solar Plexus Chakra – Fire Element
  • INDEX FINGER: Heart Chakra – Air Element
  • MIDDLE FINGER: Throat Chakra – Ether Element
  • RING FINGER: Root Chakra – Earth Element
  • LITTLE FINGER: Sacral Chakra – Water Element
  • MIDDLE OF THE PALM: Third Eye Chakra
  • BASE OF THE HAND: Crown Chakra

Note: the above is a guide only. There are many variations in relation to the hands and energies across spiritual systems. However, I feel aligned with the hand energies described above, when I use and attune to mudras.

When using mudras, each finger activates and targets a specific chakra, helping to open and release stuck energy. The idea is that once the energy or prana is flowing freely within our body we will experience:

  • Improved health, wellbeing and vitality
  • Feel more emotionally balanced
  • Better mental focus and clarity of mind
  • Feel more connected to our intuition (soul guidance)
  • Experience spiritual growth / cosmic consciousness
The Chakra placement in the body and associated colours

In my experience, I’ve found that mudras are incredibly accessible to anyone, and powerful tools that can be used for healing, manifestation and so much more. If a certain mudra feels supportive to you, investigate which chakras and element it activates, as this may indicate that a particular chakra needs attention and strengthening. You can find out more about the chakras here.

My Instagram and Facebook pages have lots of beautiful and helpful mudras to explore.

Please note: mudras are simple ancient tools for exploring energies of heart, mind and body and are not presented here as an alternative to professional medical advice.

2 Responses

  1. This is really beautiful and fascinating Em. I intend to understand more about the energies we have in our hands and fingers. I’m particularly interested in how to release a very tight and fearful solar plexus. When my solar plexus is free my singing is so much more in touch and fear free! But it often reverts back to being tight and it’s where I hold heaps of tension. Feels like something is being held captive in there!

    1. Thank you for your beautiful comment Ginny Rose! I really understand what you’re saying about your solar plexus. I too feel like it’s a sort of energy thermometer of sorts. I also am very sensitive to this centre in the body. You could experiment with Merudanda Mudra which is basically a ‘thumbs up’ mudra that you do with both hands resting on your knees while meditating. This mudra helps to rebalance the solar plexus. Let me know if it helps! Mudras are quietly powerful! xx

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