Chinmaya Mudra

Chinmaya Mudra is roughly translated in English as Awareness Gesture.

Chinmaya in Sanskrit is a combination of two words, “Chinmaya” which is referred to as Supreme Awareness and “mudra” is a seal.

Practitioner Level

This is a basic level mudra which can be performed by anyone at any time.

Mudras are not to be considered lightly, even though they might look very simple to do.

After mastering the Yogasanas and Pranayama, you will help you reap the benefits of the Mudras.

Mudras are higher level spiritual practices that would be used in mantra sadhanas and deeper meditational sessions.

Chinmaya Mudra Effects

Practicing Chinmaya mudra regularly with meditation and yogasanas will help you bestow pure wisdom of higher consciousness.

This would first help you bring about the awareness of the body.

Chinmaya Mudra can be practiced after pranayama sessions such as anuloma viloma.

12 wonderful benefits of Chinmaya Mudra

Chinmaya Mudra has a lot of benefits. Some of them are mentioned below.

  • Chinmaya Mudra Improves the flow of energy in the body.
  • This will stimulate digestion by increasing the metabolism rate.
  • It helps relieve stress and anxiety.
  • This encourages for clearing the paths and stimulating your nerves.
  • Improves the nervous system functions.
  • Chinmaya Mudra keeps your mind in a state of calmness by controlling the anxiety and stress level.
  • It will also help you get better sleep by helping you come out of insomnia.
  • This promotes move oxygen supply to the whole body by increasing the flow of prana throughout the body.
  • Impacts the thoracic region.
  • Promotes breathing in the midsection of the lungs.
  • Memory power will be increased with regular practice for 15 minutes daily.
  • Keeps you stay humble and make you more grateful by underplaying the egoistic nature of your mind.

Preliminary Asanas for Chinmaya Mudra

You can be in any of the comfortable sitting asana or postures such as Vajrasana or Padmasana.

How to do Chinmaya Mudra?

Here is a step by step procedure on how to do Chinmaya Mudra.

  • Sit comfortably on your yoga mat.
  • Take a few deep and slow breaths to relax your body.
  • Sit in Vajrasana or the Padmasana or if your body doesn't cope up then sit crosslegged.
  • .Touch your forefinger and thumb fingertips.
  • Curl down your other three fingers.
  • Keep this mudra for about 30 to 45 minutes.
  • You can close your eyes to be in a meditative state for maximum benefit.
  • Practice this mudra daily for reaping the benefits.

Chinmaya Mudra Video

Please do watch the below video for better clarity on applying the mudra.

Follow-up mudra for Chinmaya

You can do any of the 34 mudras after Chinmaya. Do check out them for more information on list of all Mudra types.

Note of Caution

Please check the note of caution section before you begin your spiritual practices.


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