Are you looking for an effective yet simple tool to calm your mind, get mental clarity, along with connection with your life force energy and inner consciousness? Look no further – Yoni Mudra is a powerful tool you can use to get all the above! This article is a quick guide to achieving your inner balance and creating a powerful connection with the Source. From this article, you will learn what Yoni Mudra is, what its benefits are, and how to perform it.
What Is Yoni?
The word “yoni” is becoming more and more popular in Western culture. Yoni is a Sanskrit word that literally means the womb and the female organs of generation. Alternatively, it can be translated as “origin, abode, or source” of anything in other contexts.
Also, Yoni is a representation of the Hindu goddess Shakti. In some Indic literature, yoni is defined as the visible form of Shakti. Within Shaivism, the sect dedicated to Lord Shiva, Shakti is his consort and both have aniconic representations: lingam for Shiva and yoni for Shakti. Therefore, yoni is often depicted with linga. Together, they symbolize the merging of microcosm and macrocosm, the divine eternal process of creation and regeneration, and the union of the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine that recreates all of existence.
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.
Yoni Mudra Benefits:
- Helps to achieve a balance of the right and left hemispheres of the brain
- Opens the inner vision
- Promotes a healthy flow of energy
- Connects you with the Divine Feminine energy
- Helps to feel the loving presence of Divinity within you
- Relieves stress
- Calms the mind
- Promotes mental clarity
- Increases focus and concentration
- Strengthens the nervous system
- Rejuvinates the body
- Enhances Ojas
- Increases the quantity and quality of reproductive fluid
- Improves digestion
- Strengthens the immune system
- Increases libido
- Helps with arterial hypertension
- Harmonizes the activity of the hypothalamus, which controls the endocrine system
- Reduces aggressiveness, irritability, suspiciousness
- Helps to reach higher levels of consciousness
- Increases fertility
- Helps with menopause
- Gives a sense of groundedness during meditation and promotes deep internal relaxation
- Helps to unleash kundalini
- Allows you to feel bliss
- Helps to silence the internal dialogue
- Increases prana
- Helps to achieve inner peace
- Activates Svadhisthana Chakra
How to Perform Yoni Mudra?
- Sit in a comfortable cross-legged position. Keep your back is straight. Breathe slowly. Relax.
- Press the tips of the thumbs together and bring in front of your Svadhistana chakra.
- Bring the tips of the index fingers together and point them downward, creating a triangle-like shape. Interlace the rest of your fingers and focus on your breath.
- Close your eyes and mouth and focus on your womb space. Allow your energy and focus to flow downwards.
- Take a few full deep breaths to release any stagnant energy.
- As you breathe in and out, become aware of how you are feeling. Try to notice how the pranic energy being dispersed throughout your entire body. If you notice energy blocks in any area, you can focus on sending the breath to that specific area.
- While the tips of the index fingers and the thumbs are still joined, fold the little fingers, ring fingers, and middle fingers inwards, so that the backs of the fingers from one hand touch those of the other hand. Meanwhile, the two index fingers and the two thumbs form a closed ring. Now, press the pointed thumbs on your navel. While you hold this position, breathe slowly and deeply.
When performing Yoni Mudra, you may feel some tingling sensations or vibrations. This is completely normal as it happens due to the increase in pranic energy.
Practice Yoni mudra for 5-20 minutes 2-3 times a day. In order to feel a stable effect from this mudra, practice it for at least 7 days.
The Bottom Line
Yoni mudra reconnects us with the Cosmic Mother and helps us to feel the loving presence of Divinity within us. It is our mother who we turned to when we felt insecure, scared, or upset when we were kids. As adults, we have to cultivate a new sense of security that comes from the Divine Mother whose presence we can feel through reconnecting with the Divine Source. Let Yoni mudra help you to feel the loving presence of Divinity within you and the inner balance when walking your spiritual path.