Pran Mudra (Mudra of Life) stimulates and awakens dormant energy. Pran or Prana is the Sanskrit word for life force, energy or vitality. I like to use this mudra when I feel tired, distracted, or unable to get motivated. This mudra increases vitality and courage by activating and nourishing the root chakra and creating a grounded nurturing flow of energy.
In each hand, place the tip of the thumb, ring finger and pinky finger together. Keep the other two fingers 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. Practice daily from 3-30 minutes.
When practicing hand mudras, take your time to be still and to breathe deeply, slowly and consciously. As with any yoga practice, set a positive intention as a point of focus. Notice what you feel physically and energetically. The best way to learn and understand how mudras work for you is to try them and feel the effects. Enjoy!!