Do you feel overwhelmed with the current uncertainty in the world? Do you feel trapped or helpless? Are your emotions going out of control every time you turn your TV on? Then it’s time to get your power back and resist the darkness that recent events have brought into our lives. In this article, we want to share with you the Kali Mudra that is designed to transmute darkness, anger, and energy attacks into positive changes of love, and light which are so needed right now!
Goddess Kali is the most powerful form of Shakti. She destroys the evil in order to protect the innocent. With sharp teeth and a blood-red tongue, with a belt made of human hands and a necklace of severed heads, she is the embodiment of pure power necessary to eliminate “evil” from our lives.
All the Hindu deities contain a deep symbolism, and each god or goddess represents certain aspects that are present in any person. Kali’s ability to destroy evil, overcome difficulties and create change is something that all of us are capable of.
If you are experiencing toxic relationships, or any other difficult changes, it’s time to turn to Kali and ask for her support and guidance for positive transformation and change.
The word “Kali” comes from the Sanskrit word “kala”, meaning “time”, and just as the ticking hand on the clock constantly moves forward, so its energy symbolizes the constant changes and impermanence of life. She destroys the old beliefs, systems, paradigms, and attachments to make room for something new.
The Legend Of The Goddess Kali Origin
There is an interesting legend about the origin of Kali.
Once the evil demon Mahiśāsura seized power, and to return it, the gods recreated the best warrior, which combined the power of Vishnu, the flame of Shiva, and the power of Indra. Her breath created the army that destroyed the demons. Multi-armed goddess Kali killed thousands of demons and demolished the head of the demon Mahiśāsura.
How Can Kali Help?
In order to remove evil, destructive or energy-sucking forces from our lives, we need to remember that there is the power within each of us that can help us become a better version of ourselves so that we don’t resonate with the lower vibrations anymore.
When you are going through difficult times, the Kali Mudra will help you activate your inner power and remember that life has a fickle nature. If you are trying to find a new path in your life or you know that it is time to let go of an old relationship or toxic situation, use Kali Mudra to make room for attracting new opportunities and getting rid of what no longer serves your Highest Good.
Kali reminds us that the problems and painful situations that we face are always an opportunity for deep personal growth and the disclosure of our true potential.
There are many varied depictions of the different forms of Kali. Here are the basic descriptions of her most common features that will help you better understand the energy behind her powerful abilities:
- The black color of the skin is a symbol of the enlightened state of consciousness.
- Her necklace made of 50 heads of people – a chain of incarnations.
- The belt made of human hands is a symbol of outlines the influence of karma, which can be changed if you truly turn to the Divine energy of the Goddess.
- White teeth symbolize purity.
- Four arms symbolize the four corners of the world.
- Right hands symbolize the blessings of the creation.
- Left hands that hold the severed head and the sword, are a symbol of destruction.
- The head that Kali holds in her left hand is the symbol of Kali’s power to destroy the false thought patterns.
- The sword that Kali holds in her left hand is a symbol of opening the gates of freedom.
What Is Mudra?
“Mudra” can be translated as “seal”, “mark”, or “gesture”.
Mudras are symbolic gestures often practiced with the hands and fingers.
Connecting the fingers in certain combinations, you can activate the meridians and direct energy throughout the body, restore the flow of energy and eliminate “breakdowns” in diseased organs. Thus, each position of the hands has its own meaning and can benefit us if we learn to use this knowledge correctly.
Each of the fingers has symbolic significance:
The index finger is associated with knowledge, wisdom, and self-confidence. It is connected to our life force.
The middle finger is responsible for patience and the ability to control feelings. This finger is connected to the heart and Anahata chakra.
The ring finger is responsible for health and vitality. This finger is connected to the respiratory and nervous systems.
The pinkie is associated with a creative component of the personality and the ability to see beauty. This finger is responsible for the pelvic organs.
The thumb is responsible for our ego, will, and logic. Also, this finger is associated with wisdom, mind, and awareness.
Thus, by performing mudras, you redistribute the energy in your body. You regulate its flow through the opening and closing of energy channels as you do when practicing Hatha yoga. The only difference is that in Hatha yoga you achieve this effect by taking different body poses whereas in Yoga Mudras you do the same but with your fingers.
Kali Mudra Benefits:
- Reduces the symptoms related to stress, depression, insomnia, and anxiety
- Relieves tension and stiffness in the joints
- Removes toxins from the body
- Cleanses aura from negative energy
- Helps to defend your point of view, your worldview
- Gives courage
- Eliminates fears
- Strengthens the will
- Develops self-confidence and internal stability
- Removes darkness and ignorance
- Empowers you to stand in your truth
- Removes tension and negativity
- Helps to become stronger
- Cultivates courage
- Helps to build prana
- Builds inner strength
- Calms the mind
- Stops negative internal diologue
- Helps to manifest positive transformations
- Opens the gates of freedom
- Protects from negative people, energy vampires, psychic attacks, and toxic environment
- Helps to find a clear guidance and new path in life
- Brings positive changes
- Removes what no longer serves you
- Destroys the false thought patterns
How to Perform Kali Mudra?
- Sit in a comfortable position. Keep your back is straight. Breathe slowly. Relax.
- Place your palms in front of your chest in namaste position.
- Close your eyes and visualize the strong and powerful goddess Kali.
- Focus on your intention (for example, on asking for help in coping with negative energy and fears).
- Interlace the middle, ring, and pinky fingers.
- Put your index fingers together and point them up.
- Cross the left thumb over the right thumb.
- Bring the elbows against the torso with fingers pointing in front of you.
- With every inhale, feel hoe the energy of Kali is filling up your body. Feel how it circulates inside your body. Watch your breathing, it should be smooth and deep, do not hold it.
- At the end of the practice, thank the goddess Kali for her help.
Practice this mudra for at least 15 minutes daily. The best time for practice is between 2 am and 6 am, or 2 pm and 6 pm.
The Bottom Line
Goddess Kali may seem cruel to ignorant people that still have attachments to their physical bodies, but to the ones who released themselves from such attachments, She manifests Herself as the Divine Mother. The regular practice of Kali mudra helps us to feel the guidance and support of the Divine Mother that helps us to overcome any challenges on the path of enlightenment and personal evolution.