Apart from sukhasana, anjali mudra is also used in poses including tadasana and vrksasana. The hand gesture is also assumed while beginning a Sun Salutation.
Placing the hands and palms in a particular way, as in a mudra, regulates the flow of energy and redirects it to a particular area of the body, depedning on the mudra assumed.
Practicing anjali mudra promotes flexibility in the wrists and arm joints. It also stimulates the anahata chakra. The mental health benefits include:
- Improves focus during meditation
- Promotes mindfullness and inner awareness
- Calms the mind
- Relieves stress
- Connects the brain's right and left hemispheres