Definition - What does Kubera Mudra mean?
Kubera mudra is a hand gesture (hasta mudra) used in yoga to focus on abundance and prosperity – both spiritual and physical. The term comes from the name Kubera, a Hindu demi-god of riches, and mudra, which means “seal,” “imprint” or “gesture.”
To practice this mudra, begin in a comfortable seated position like ardha padmasana. With palms facing up, bring the tips of the middle finger, index finger and thumb together, while folding the ring and little fingers into the palms. Rest the hands in the lap or on the thighs.
Yogapedia explains Kubera Mudra
Kubera mudra can be used with eyes open or closed in a meditative state. Each of the fingers has symbolic significance:
- Thumb – forcefulness
- Index finger – knowledge and growth
- Middle finger – stability and justice
By bringing these fingers together in kubera mudra, it is believed that energy transmits into the universe, bringing about the desired abundance or fulfilling a wish. Kubera mudra also is thought to build confidence and self-esteem, energize the mind, boost metabolism and promote empowerment.