Naga Mudra

Last updated: December 21, 2023

What Does Naga Mudra Mean?

Naga Mudra is a sacred hand gesture or 'seal,' otherwise known as the 'mudra of deeper insight.' It is used as a means of solving everyday problems, or finding answers to questions about decisions to be made. With regular practice, Naga Mudra provides clarity of mind and encourages wisdom to grow.

Follow these steps to practice Naga Mudra:

  1. Cross your hands in front of your chest, palms facing towards you.
  2. Cross your thumbs over one another.
  3. Rest your hands in your lap, palms facing up.

Naga Mudra should be practiced in a seated position and held for at least ten slow and even breaths. To increase the power of this mudra, it may be maintained throughout a longer meditation.

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Yogapedia Explains Naga Mudra

in Hinduism, Naga is the snake god, and so this mudra is symbolic of supernatural powers and potency. Obstacles naturally arise in life, and only when we face challenges head-on is it possible to find spiritual growth. This gesture can be used to overcome these obstacles with clarity, so that we can fulfill our purpose in life.

The placement of the thumbs on top of one another in Naga Mudra is to stimulate agni, or fire within the body. Fire is a powerful element, particularly for stimulating or encouraging spiritual growth. Agni stimulates the pelvic region, providing movement, momentum and strength.

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