Let your potential shine through - The Lotus Mudra


Would you like to really get behind letting your potential shine through?


Let me introduce you to the Lotus Mudra. 

 


The journey of the Lotus flower.

The lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) is a pond flower, with roots planted deep in the soil of the pond or river bed. Its pure petals rise through these muddy beginnings, unaffected, to break through and unfold to its full glorious potential.

In Buddhist symbolism, the lotus represents purity of the body, speech & mind as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire.

It has thick waxy leaves, which allows water to roll off easily. Whatever the experience of the Lotus flower it continues on its journey to reveal, develop & become 'open'.

Symbolism

A reminder to us all, how to move through dense challenging environments to emerge without adverse affect.

The soul purpose, to keep rising to the fullness of its being. Flowing with the rhythms of its own life. Showing up each day.

It is said that an individual lotus flower can live for over a thousand years.

I am not however at this point, saying that this practice will add years to your life but it will ensure you live your life to the full.

 


The Lotus Mudra ( A DRU yoga sequence)

The mudra reflects the lotus flowers journey from its tightly formed bud, to the completeness of its unfolding petals. 

Its soul purpose is to rise up towards the light.

The unfolding petals suggest the expansion of the soul.

 


How to practice the Lotus Mudra sequence.


  • Sitting comfortably, holding the praying hands mudra in front of you.
  • Bend your fingers slightly so there is a space between your palms & let your thumbs come together in the centre.

This resembles the flower in bud.

  • As you breathe in separate your hands & stretch your fingers apart, but keep light contact at the tips of the little fingers and the heel of the hands.
  • Draw your hands in so that they are at heart level.
  • Allow your fingers to spread as wide apart as comfortable & create an open space between your palms.
  • As you breathe out allow your fingers to curl slowly towards each other once more.
  • With each inhalation open the petals of the lotus flower as described above & close them again as you exhale.
  • Make sure that your shoulders are relaxed.

Repeat this several times, slowly allowing your focus to go inwards to the area of your heart. You can also affirm the affirmation below during the sequence.

  • When you feel ready, bring your hands back to the praying hands mudra and then gently separate them.
  • Just rest for a moment experiencing the power within you.

Enjoy shining your way through life.

 


Positive Affirmation of the Day

"I have the strength & courage to open & to unfold my full potential".


Interesting facts about the lotus flower.

The lotus seed heads are often dried for decoration. The seeds can be eaten like nuts, either raw or dried & popped like popcorn. Its rootlets are a rich source of Vitamin C, potassium, thiamin, Vitmain B6, phosphrous, copper & manganese. The Stamens are used to make a fragrant herbal tea

This wonderful flower has many properties to help us live a richly content life. 

Embrace this sequence & enjoy your practice. 

Enjoy working with Mudras?

Click here to learn (The Harmonisation mudra) it will help bring you back into balance. By increasing your vitality & alertness or bringing a sense of calm to an over stimulated mind.


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