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The Mudra Women Need to Detach from Life’s Chaos

Use this mudra anytime you need to detach from daily life, anchor yourself, and plug in to your untamable feminine power.

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Join us this month in a conscious exploration of the symbolism of yoga mudras. Master teacher Sianna Sherman takes us step by step through Yoni Mudra. Want to add more meaning to your practice? Sign up for Sianna’s empowering Goddess Yoga online course.

Why Practice Yoni Mudra 2?

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Yoni Mudra 2 helps to cultivate creative energy and detachment from the chaos of the outer world. It represents the womb of Kali—of possibility and mystery. The most wrathful and fearsome of the goddesses, her name means “the black one” and Kali has no patience for the drama of life and the ego’s attachments or delusions. She is the face of the feminine as radical honesty and radical freedom. She is transformation on every level and represents the sovereignty of the Self, fearlessness, radical love, and the womb energy that gives life. The downward-pointing triangle shape that this mudra makes between the hands is the symbol of Shakti as the manifesting current of energy. It enhances apana vayu, the downward grounding wind. Use this mudra anytime you need to detach from daily life, anchor yourself, and plug in to your untamable feminine power.

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Step 1

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Bring your palms together with your fingers pointing away from your low belly. Bring thumbs to the navel and your index fingers to the pubic bone.

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Step 2

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Spread your hands open with the palms of your hands on your low belly as you keep your thumbs and index fingers connected.

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Goddess Pose with Yoni Mudra 2

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From Goddess Stance, join your hands together in Anjali Mudra. Exhale, draw your hands down the front body to Yoni Mudra 2 at the base of your low belly.

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About Our Expert
Sianna Sherman is an internationally renowned yoga teacher, community activator, evocative storyteller and a passionate speaker at festivals throughout the world. She is the founder of Rasa Yoga, Mythic Yoga Flow®, creator of the Goddess Yoga Project in partnership with Yoga Journal, and co-founder of Urban Priestess—a platform that serves the empowerment of women. Sianna was featured in Yoga Journal as one of the main teachers shaping the future of yoga. As a globetrotting yogini, she offers high vibration gatherings, teacher trainings, workshops, sacred site retreats, and pilgrimages as an offering of Love. Sianna is an innovative, visionary spirit with a deep devotion to Soul Alchemy. Her vision is to serve for the Benefit of All Beings & awaken magic into the world! siannasherman.com