Benefits and Steps of Mandala Mudra

The Mandala Mudra is an integral part of Buddhist religious ceremonies. The word Mandala means the universe in Sanskrit and the Mandala Mudra is a symbolic offering of the universe to the Buddha.

This mudra is usually performed in conjunction with religious chants and prayers. However, it can also be performed by non-Buddhists for its benefits.

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Steps:

The Mandala Mudra is a relatively complex mudra. Here are some simple steps of the Mandala Mudra that will teach you how to perform this mudra in the right manner:

  1. Sit down comfortably with your back straight and focus on calming your breath.
  2. As you calm your mind and lower your heart rate, visualize a majestic mountain situated amidst a great sea.
  3. Intertwine the fingers of both your hands with your palms facing upwards.
  4. Press down on the tip of each little finger with the tip of the opposite thumb.
  5. Bend each index finger so that its tip presses down on the tip of the opposite middle finger.

  6. Unclasp the ring fingers and position them such that they are facing upwards, perpendicular to your palms. Press the back of each ring finger against its counterpart.
  7. The ring finger symbolizes the sacred mountain Meru that is surrounded by the cosmic ocean.

Benefits:

  • The Mandala Mudra helps you to center yourself and makes you connect with the universe at large.
  • It helps in increasing your need for meditation.
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