Consciousness Seal

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Consciousness Seal

chin = consciousness

mudra = seal, gesture

Also known as jnana (wisdom, knowledge) mudra


Chin Mudra Step by Step

Rest your hands on top of your thighs with your palms open.

Gently tuck the tip of the index finger unnder the tip of the thumb, keeping the remaining three fingers lightly extended.

Relax the back of the hands on top of the thighs, with the palms facing upward.

 See also Summon Santosha (Contentment) On the Mat

Pose Information
Sanskrit Name
Chin Mudra or Jnana Mudra
Pose Level
  • Connects us to our higher Self
  • Lifts dull energy
  • Creates a more receptive state
  • Calms the mind
  • Brightens the overall mood
Did You Know?
In this mudra the index finger represents individual consciousness and the thumb represents universal consciousness. The index finger represents the limited perspective of self and the thumb is the expanded perspective of Self. When the two join, the limited self is connected to the spacious Universal Self.