From Hand to Heart
Abhaya means "fearlessness." This mudra is a gesture of protection and courage, and a reminder that the true yogic warrior offers friendship, not attack. In Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II) practice this mudra as a way of dropping your sword. Raise the hand on the side of the lunging leg in Abhaya Mudra and let the back hand rest on the back thigh. For meditation bring both hands to Abhaya Mudra while sitting in Virasana (Hero Pose). Bring to mind who and what you are willing to fight for in life, through fearless and compassionate action.
Lift the arm, hand at shoulder height, elbow soft, and palm facing forward.!--page-->