Kubera mudra is a hand gesture used in yoga to focus on abundance and prosperity – both spiritual and physical. In this article, we want to share with you how to tap into your abundance potential and increase the likelihood of prosperity in all spheres of your life by practicing this beautiful mudra.
What is Kubera Mudra?
The term comes from the name Kubera, a Hindu demi-god of wealth, and mudra, which means “gesture.”
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 improve your health.
Different positions of the fingers have the ability to close or clear the energy channels. In addition, performing mudras, we affect the biologically active points of the palms and fingers.
When practicing Kubera mudra, we focus energy on prosperity and abundance by bringing the tips of the middle finger, index finger, and thumb together, while folding the ring and little fingers into the palms.
Each of the fingers has symbolic significance:
- Thumb – forcefulness;
- Index finger – knowledge and growth;
- Middle finger – stability and justice.
Also, it is important to know that each finger is associated with one of the 5 elements.
Thumb represents the Fire element (Agni).
The index finger is associated with the energy of the Air element.
The middle finger symbolizes the Ether element.
By bringing these fingers together in Kubera mudra, the energy transmits into the universe, bringing about the desired abundance or fulfilling a wish.
This beautiful mudra has lots of benefits. Here are some of them.
- boosts confidence and self-esteem;
- energizes the mind;
- boosts metabolism;
- promotes empowerment;
- improves concentration;
- increases sense of purpose;
- helps to achieve goals;
- increases, wealth and abundance;
- improves health;
- helps to clear the frontal sinuses;
- reduces back pain (if performed for 15 minutes 3 times a day);
- brings inner peace and calmness;
- improves need.
How to perform?
Before performing the mudra, it is important to formulate your intention and then visualize how it is manifested. Make sure that your intention is not harmful to others and doesn’t contradict your highest principles and purpose.
Sit in half lotus or any easy and comfortable position. With palms facing up, bring the tips of the middle finger, index finger, and thumb together, while folding the ring and little fingers into the palms. Rest the hands in the lap or on the thighs.
Set your intention to experience boundless prosperity for your own good and the good of all.
You may remain in this posture for a few minutes or as long as you like.
Focus on your hands and your intention. Breathe deeply and evenly throughout the pose.
When you are finished, release the hands and say your gratitude for the blessings in your life.
You can practice this mudra at any time of the day. You can make it a part of your morning practice or include it in your evening yoga practice. It is completely up to you. But to feel the effect of this mudra, make sure you practice it for at least 5-15 minutes a day.