Gyana shakti may be referred to as the
power of the mind and has two main parts. Attributes of the mind includes thinking, reasoning, analyzing, recalling memories and understanding. Gyana shakti powers the mind to complete these tasks. Transcendental mind attributes include psychic ability, clairvoyance and the ability to understand that which transcends time and space. Gyana shakti also powers this aspect of the mind, which is an attribute that fully aware yogis may possess.
Methods for activating gyana shakti
include yoga asanas, pranayama, mudras and meditation. One mudra
that is effective for gyana shakti is jnana mudra, also known as the
psychic gesture of knowledge. As the yogi sits in meditation, he/she
places the hands on the knees with the palms facing up. The thumb and
index fingers of each hand touch lightly, allowing energy to
circulate throughout the body.