Yoga teaches that everything is connected. Even subtle thoughts, words, and action can have their effects. That being true, mudras – gestures of the hands done with specific intention and purpose – can have a big effect on one’s state of being. Mudras work by directing the body’s natural energy flow in a particular way.
Prayer pose, or Anjali Mudra, is a beautiful posture of near-universal appeal as a simple gesture of respect and reverence. Place the palms of the hands firmly together with the fingers together and facing up. The mudra is often placed at the level of the heart center. This unites the two hemispheres of the brain and invokes a state of balance and peace.