This soothing mudra is called Vajrapradama. Think of it as a hug for the heart, restoring faith and self confidence.
Too snowed under to make it to a class today? Here’s something short and sweet you can do right now. It feels amazing.
So stop what you are doing for two minutes. Put a timer on your phone.
Sit comfortably. Now interlace your hands and press them over your heart. Close your eyes or soften your gaze. Relax your jaw and tongue. Breathe in and out through the nose. Listen very carefully to the rhythms of your breath.
Imagine you’re David Attenborough – watching a rare species with awe.
Shine the light of awareness on your heart. Observe all the sensations there – temperature, pressure, vibration. Is there emotion? Can you name it?
Rest here for two minutes. ENJOY this time.
Modern neuroscience tells us that slowing down the breath while body sensing calms the mind – and actually improves focus and productivity when you return to work.
Try setting aside two minute breaks throughout your day to do this simple exercise. It will stop you feeling snowed under.