By Angela Glaz
500 Hour E-RYT and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor
The Padma, meaning lotus flower, mudra positions the hands to mimic a blossoming flower.
How to do it:
Connect your thumbs to one another and your pinkies to each other as well; with the outer edges of your hands sealed together, splay the rest of your fingers outward. Now, hold the opening of your hands above your heart and below your chin.
If you’re unfamiliar with the nature of the lotus flower, it’s a beautiful flower that some how merges from murky waters perfectly clean.
In Buddhism, the lotus signifies perseverance and purity.
In Hinduism, it is associated with beauty, fertility, and spirituality.
When we practice this mudra, energetically, it helps us shift toward that state of perseverance and purity and rise above attachment and fear.
Just as the lotus can come out the dark unscathed, so can we.