Psychic Union Pose
Yoga Mudrasana (Psychic Union Pose) is a deep forward bend that is one of the best anti-aging poses because it makes the practitioner feel energetic and younger. Yoga means "awareness" in Sanskrit, mudra means "seal", and asana means "pose".
Yoga mudrasana increases energy levels and promotes overall health by stimulating the Manipura chakra, which is the centre of vitality and aids in energy balance. Yoga Mudrasana is an intermediate level yoga pose, so beginners may struggle to do this Asana. Regulating your prana before attempting the asana has to be considered. In ancient times, sages practised the Psychic Union Pose for awakening inner peace and self awareness. The pose raises one's mental state to a higher level and promotes intellectual vitality.
Steps to do Psychic Union Pose / Yoga Mudrasana
- Sit in Dandasana. Right foot on the left thigh, left foot on the right thigh.
- With your right palm hold Adi mudra.
- Inhale deeply, expand your chest and slightly lean back.
- Exhaling bend forward from the bottom of the spine.
- Bring your forehead or chin towards the floor or close to the floor/mat.
- Keep breathing while being in the posture. Inhaling straighten up the spine and release your hands. Repeat the same on the other side.
Tips for beginners
- Place a folded blanket under your seat if it's difficult for you to sit with legs folded.
- Practising Sukhasana(Easy Pose), Padmasana(Lotus Pose), Gomukhasana, Ardha Padmasana, Baddha Konasana, Baddha Padmasana(Locked Lotus Pose) will help you achieve Yoga Mudrasana easily.
- Warm up your joints thoroughly for achieving the Psychic Union pose as it requires flexibility in leg joints, hip joints, arms and shoulder joints.
- It activates Manipura Chakra.
- It massages abdominal muscles and removes constipation.
- It stretches the back and spine.
- Regular practice of this asana improves lung capacity and helps in alleviating respiratory disorders.
- It relaxes the mind by giving good blood circulation to the brain.
Watch out for
- Don’t force the forehead to touch the mat, it may injure the neck.
- If you have knee pain then avoid doing this practice.
- Patients with serious eye, ears, back, abdominal problems, heart conditions, high BP should skip this practice.
- Yoga Mudrasana is an intermediate level asana and it does not have variations.
- You can however practice to hold the asana for more as much time as you wish to thereby increasing the intensity.
- Ensure to do a counter pose for Yoga Mudrasana if you hold for a longer time.