Article by Vedant Vikrom Borah
It is believed that the human body is the microcosm of the five elements – fire, air, water, earth and sky present in fixed proportion in our system. Mudras help balance these elements in our body; considered as the image of the Divine. Mudra, meaning ‘seal’, has various connotations in yoga and meditation practices. Mudras are most commonly associated with hand gestures which result in subtle effects by balancing the flow of energy throughout the nadis, the energetic channels of the Caduceus. They also assist in achieving specific states of Consciousness; eliminate negative thought form and aid in mood elevation.
How to do a Reiki Mudra?
1. Wash your hands.
2. Rub your hands to create the energy flow. Alternately, create and feel an energy ball to sensitize your palm chakras. Rub or press your finger tips for unobstructed Reiki flow. Remember: your fingers represent each element.
3. If you are a Usui Reiki channel 2 or higher, draw symbols on your palm chakras and feel the energy flow.
4. Although mudras can be done anywhere and/or anytime, I personally suggest you chalk out some Reiki Mudra routine weekly and spend some quality time (10 minutes or more).
5. Keep your spine straight and relaxed, or lie down if need be but please try not falling asleep. Unless you are tired and Reiki mudras are just too relaxing ☺
6. Start your Reiki mudra and meditate (just be aware of your breath) for as long as you wish or are in trance.
7. As you come out, say your thanks and break off the energy flow.
8. Draw a large Power symbol before you to stabilize and ‘lock in’ the energy.
What Reiki Mudras can I do?
1. Gassho Mudra is one of the most common mudra followed all over the world.
This gesture of respect and humility is our start mudra before every Reiki session (especially when we say the ‘Attitude of Gratitude’). The Gassho or the Namaste mudra represents the presence of the Divine in each one of us in our heart centre. It is a means of saying that ‘my soul recognizes the Divine in you’. It balances the male and female energies, the Yin Yang in each one of us. This position creates a subtle vortex of Divine energy at the point of contact, which is the heart centre, and aids in opening the chakra. If this mudra is carried out placing the hands at our third eye centre, the result is opening of our third eye.
2. Uttarabodhi Mudra is also called the gesture of Supreme Enlightenment. In this gesture the index fingers of both the hands touch each other while the thumbs are crossed and the other fingers are interlaced. It is believed to charge the energy reservoirs of our system thus leading to surge of energy flow that enlightens our soul. This mudra can be used before any healing for concentration, awareness and powering up our intentions prior to our Reiki session.
Holding this gesture even for a brief period is said to high volumes of spiritual energy into the practitioners’ channels and creates a sense of oneness. It is an excellent was to merge with Reiki energy.
3. Konpo-in Mudra, the balancing and stabilizing mudra wherein the middle fingers are placed together pointing upwards with the other fingers of both hands are interlaced and the thumbs cross, left over right. It increases the flow of energy in or channels assisting in hands-on Reiki healing. It balances the fire element and enhances perception, memory and patience in us. It helps in inculcating the sense of generosity thus subduing selfishness in an individual.
Higher beings and Ascended masters are seen performing Mudra.
1. The Bodhisattva of compassion is seen with the right hand usually in Protection or Abhaya mudra.
2. Vajradhara regarded as the highest Buddhist Deities is seen in Vajrahunkara Mudra.
3. Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth and abundance is represented with four arms, two of which are in Varada and Abhaya mudra.
Love and Light.
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Vedant Vikrom Borah is a Biotechnologist and a Reiki healer and teacher. He practices Usui Reiki, Karuna® Reiki, Karmic Reiki, Angel Reiki, Soul Mate Reiki, Deep Healing Reiki, Tiger Reiki, Kundalini Reiki and has embarked on the journey as a Pranic healer. He feels Reiki has helped him accept and let go and live life to the brim. Find Vedant on Facebook at Healing Child.