Shiva Linga mudra

by Melissa West on April 24, 2014

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Shiva Linga


Shiva-Linga-mudraWelcome to day seven of mudras on the move. Today is our eighth day on the road and our seventh day of offering you mudras. Today we will practice the Shiva Linga. Shiva is the God of destruction and transformation. Destruction is not to be feared however, because death must occur for rebirth and new life to be born.

If you want to know more about Shiva, we have a whole series of 10 free Namaste Yoga classes dedicated to the God of Destruction.

Today we will practice the Shiva Linga mudra to embrace the destructive and transformative power of Shiva to make space for new beginnings. By destroying something, Shiva creates the preconditions for something new to be built in your life.

This mudra is also useful when you are experiencing exhaustion, dissatisfaction and depression. You can use it when you are feeling drained because of long periods of tension or strain. No matter what kind of healing you need, the Shiva Linga can be incredibly powerful.

Place your right hand with your thumb extended upward on top of your left hand which is shaped like a bowl. Your hands should rest at the level of your abdomen, with your elbows pointing outward and slightly forward.

Resource: Gertrud Hirschi, Mudras Yoga in Your Hands.

 

 

 

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