Hridaya = “heart,” “center,” “essence,” “core”
Mudra = “gesture,” “seal”
Hridaya Mudra = “gesture of the heart,” or “heart seal”
How to do it:
Sit in a comfortable seat with a tall spine. Fold your index finger to the base of your thumb on each hand. Bring the tips of your middle and ring fingers to touch your thumb. Extend the little fingers out. Relax your hands, palms up, on your thighs.
Benefits of Hridaya Mudra:
Practicing with Hridaya Mudra opens the heart center, releases love and compassion, increases empathy, reduces anxiety, and unblocks pent-up emotions and energy in the heart.