Agni Shakti Mudra
Definition - What does Agni Shakti Mudra mean?
Sanskrit for "fire energy seal," Agni Shakti Mudra is a hand gesture that can be practiced during meditation in order to stimulate, maintain or contain fire energy within. Mudras are used in yoga as a means of adjusting or sealing energy flow, and they often incorporate the five universal elements. Agni Shakti Mudra is focussed solely on fire energy, so it is advisable to be cautious with this mudra if you already have too much fire in your system.
This mudra can be practiced in any seated meditation posture, by following these three steps:
1. Touch all four fingers of both hands to the palms
2. Join the tips of the thumbs together
3. Turn the knuckles to face away from the body
Yogapedia explains Agni Shakti Mudra
According to Ayurveda, yoga mudras are a healing modality, enlivening the flow of prana or energy throughout the body. Disease is thought to occur as a result of lack or excess of any of the five universal elements within the body; air, fire, water, earth and ether.
In mudra practice, the thumbs represent agni or fire. By bringing the thumbs together and sealing all four fingers, Agni Shakti Mudra helps to focus and stimulate the fire energy within. It is therefore particularly helpful for those with low blood pressure, poor digestion or anxiety.