More than than half of our body weight is water (and other fluids), which is needed for proper cell function. Balancing bodily fluids relies on the interaction of several physiological mechanisms with behavioral components. Practicing hand mudras can have a subtle effect on restoring balance by directing energy flow to different parts of the body. Best practiced consistently over time, mudras are a simple way to enhance your yoga and meditation practice.
With both hands, connect the tip of the thumb with the pinky finger. Keep the other fingers relaxed and extended. If practicing seated meditation, you may rest the back of both hands on your thighs keeping the hands relaxed. If you are using the mudra while walking or standing, you may hold the hands comfortably. This mudra can be practiced three times a day for 15 minutes as needed. Do not use this mudra if you have excess water or congestion in the lungs.
This mudra is connected to the second or sacral chakra (Swadhishthana) which is associated with our ability to be creative and "go with the flow". It helps to bring clarity and cultivate clear communication. It can be used to balance the equilibrium of fluids in the body and helps to reduce overall dryness in the body--especially dry eyes or mouth. This mudra can help to balance kidney and bladder function.