A variation of performing pushpaputa mudra is to keep the palms open on one's thighs, with the thumbs at the outer edge. Unlike the version mentioned above, the palms of the hands do not connect with each other, but the tips of the fingers of one hand remain pointed toward the other, resembling the shape of a bowl.
Pushpaputa mudra symbolizes openness of mind and soul. The mudra is a gesture of offering with open heart and of acceptance. Practicing the mudra makes one receptive and accepting with gratitude what the universe has to offer.
Pushpaputa mudra can be practiced while meditating. Some of the benefits of the mudra include:
- Promotes compassion toward others
- Opens up the mind to be receptive of blessings of the universe
- Promotes inner spaciousness
- Helps to overcome fear
- Relieves negative feelings and promotes positive attitude