To practice chinmaya mudra, assume padmasana, vajrasana or sukhasana. Bring the tips of the thumb and forefinger together and form a circle. Curl the remaining fingers into your palms. Place your palms on the upper thighs. The palms can face upward or downward. Keep the eyes closed and breathe through the nose. Start practicing the mudra for 10 minutes and gradually increase the duration for up to 45 minutes.
The benefits of practicing chinmaya mudra include:
- Promotes flow of prana
- Positively impacts the energy in the thoracic region
- Promotes breathing in the midsection of the lungs
- Improves digestion