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Dhyana Mudra and Meditation Truth Bomb!

...when I first started meditating regularly in 1995, I was often overcome by a bone-weary tiredness. It would hit literally the moment I sat down on my meditation cushion. This went on for a really long time...

Lately, I’ve been reflecting on my meditation journey so far and how it’s helped all aspects of my life. It’s funny … I remember when I first started meditating regularly in 1995, I was often overcome by a bone-weary tiredness. It would hit literally the moment I sat down on my meditation cushion. This went on for a really long time – probably around 2 years or so. I just wanted to fall asleep, rather than meditate. With hindsight, I believe it was my nervous system learning to recalibrate from ‘fight or flight’ / sympathetic to parasympathetic. Things improved as my body returned to a state of balance. Interesting huh?

One mudra that potently deepens a meditation practice is Dhyana mudra. Strangely, I’d been using this mudra for many years unknowingly during my daily meditation practice. And amazingly, I became aware that others in my meditation school also used it unknowingly. This simply proves that the body has great intelligence and knows what will support it! It’s like when you cut your finger, the body knows how to heal it. This function happens without us having to do a thing… except perhaps keep it clean!

…when I first started meditating regularly in 1995, I was often overcome by a bone-weary tiredness. It would hit literally the moment I sat down on my meditation cushion. This went on for a really long time…

Benefits of Dhyana mudra (the mudra of meditation):

  • The Mudra of Meditation
  • Calming and centering
  • Balances all the chakras
  • Receive deep insight
  • Widely practiced by many spiritual traditions
The Dalai Lama using Dhyana Mudra
The 14th Dalai Lama using Dhyana mudra

Why use Dhyana mudra?

Dhyana mudra helps you deep-dive into meditation and inner reflection. It’s calming and balancing on all the centres in the body.

How to practice Dhyana mudra:

  • Place your left hand in your lap, palm facing up
  • Rest the back of your right hand in the palm of your left hand
  • Bring the tips of the thumbs lightly together – forming a bowl shape
  • Hold it in place for 5 minutes or longer if possible

Why meditate in the first place?

A few minutes of meditation everyday has been proven to reduce anxiety by as much as 39%. There are countless studies available to read up on online, like this one HERE.

I have a number of YouTube meditations to get you started HERE. These meditations are unique as they combine both meditation, breathwork and mudras.

My meditation practice is a constant in my life. It has seen me through thick and thin and been a great help – like a best friend you pour your heart out to. It’s a non-negotiable and woven deeply into my daily spiritual work. I can honestly say it’s changed the trajectory of my life for the better.


If you have any experiences using Dhyana mudra, I’d love to hear them. Please comment below.

Love and mudras, 

Please note: mudras are simple ancient tools for exploring energies of heart, mind and body and are not presented here as an alternative to professional medical advice.

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