Bring the palms of your hands together at heart center touching just the finger pads together making the bud of a flower. As you breathe in, allow the palms and middle fingers to open up creating a vessel with your hands. Your thumbs, pinky fingers and base of hands stay connected while the rest of the fingers spread wide. When practicing hand mudras, take your time to be still and to breathe deeply, slowly and consciously.
The hands resemble a blooming lotus flower, reminding us that love and beauty can emerge from the darkness of deep roots in the mud. If we can trust enough to open our hearts and receive what we need, we can find connection and light even in the darkest places.
The lotus mudra can be beneficial when you feel lonely, exploited or drained. Because it is directly connected to the heart chakra, it opens us up to love in the purest sense. It reminds us to be receptive so that we may receive Divine light.