Hakini Mudra

Definition - What does Hakini Mudra mean?

Hakini mudra is one of the most practiced mudras in yoga. Derived from Sanskrit, hakini means "power" or "rule," and mudra means "seal," "gesture" or "mark." Hakini mudra refers to the power of the mind. It is also called the mudra for the mind.

Yogapedia explains Hakini Mudra

To perform hakini mudra, bring the palms in front of the body with each palm facing the other. Bring the finger tips of both hands together by letting them maintain light contact. Focus on the third eye chakra. Place the tongue against the roof of the mouth and inhale. Relax the tongue while exhaling. Repeat this series of movements for several minutes.

Hakini mudra boosts memory power, increases concentration, energizes the brain, coordinates the right and left hemispheres of the brain, and promotes calmness. Hakini mudra also develops one's connection with the third eye chakra and promotes intuition.

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