Yoga Mudras

Consciousness Seal

This mudra connects us to our higher Self, helps lift dull energy, creates a more receptive state, calms the mind, and brightens the overall mood. It is often used in meditation, pranayama, and asana.

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chin = consciousness

mudra = seal, gesture

Also known as jnana (wisdom, knowledge) mudra

Chin Mudra Step by Step

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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.