Anjali Mudra

Anjali Mudra



  • Sit comfortably in Siddhasana (as shown) or stand in Tadasana. Inhale and bring your palms together. Rest the thumbs lightly on your sternum.
  • Press the hands firmly but evenly against each other. Make sure that one hand (usually your right hand if you are right-handed, your left if left-handed) doesn’t dominate the other. If you find such imbalance, release the dominant hand slightly but don’t increase the pressure of the non-dominant hand.
  • Bow your head slightly, drawing the crease of the neck toward the center of your head. Lift your sternum into your thumbs and lengthen down along the back of the armpits, making the back elbows heavy.

Practicing Anjali Mudra is an excellent way to induce a meditative state of awareness.

Time duration:
Start your practice sitting in meditation in Anjali Mudra for 5 minutes.


  • 5 tatvas –earth, water, fire, air and space gets harmonised in the body. Strength in the body increases. Peace, Harmony and politeness increases. This mudra cures head ache.
  • You can also use this hand position in Tadasana prior to beginning the Sun Salutation sequence, contemplating the “sun” or light of awareness the yogis say is resident in your heart.
  • It is a centering pose which helps to alleviate mental stress and anxiety and is therefore used to assist the practitioner in achieving focus and coming into a meditative state.[1]
  • The physical execution of the pose helps to promote flexibility in the hands, wrists, fingers and arms.

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