Anjali Mudra is also known as prayer Mudra which. Most of the people in India perform this mudra for greeting by saying Namaste. This mudra is used in most of the classical Indian dance and yoga sessions. Most Asian people use these hand gestures as a greeting. In Sanskrit, the meaning of Anjali is a salutation or to offer. When it is translated into English, it means the term called “Salutation seal.” Compare with another mudra; this is one of the easiest mudras which anyone can use. To perform this mudra, you need to use both hands.

Here’s how to do it:

How to Do This Mudra

Anjali Mudra

Anjali Mudra is achieved by bringing both hands together and keeps them on your chest area. You can use this mudra when you are greeting somebody. Anjali Mudra perform by hands come together, and it says that it activate some parts of the brain. It also helps to retain the memory of your mind too. Here, fingers are touching each other, rand palm is touching each other. Place both hands into your chest area.

This mudra is also known as the mudra of prayers. It is better to do this mudra for five minutes minimum and thirty minutes as long as you can.

In yoga, the Anjali mudra has been commonly using for yoga asanas such as Mountain Pose (Tadasana), Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara), and Tree Pose (Vrksasana). Performing this mudra helps to improve the flexibility of your joints (arm) and wrists.

Benefits of Anjali Mudra

There are so many benefits of perfoming this salutaion mudra and following are some of them.

  • Enhance the flexibility of your hand and body
  • Increases the focus when you perform any meditation
  • It promotes mindfulness
  • Enhance inner awareness
  • Release stress
  • Create calmness in your mind
  • Connect the right and left hemisphere of your brain
  • It provides and calming and centering.
  • Anjali hand mudra connects both the central channel and the heart of your body.

You need to use both hands to do this mudra, and it is recommended to perform this mudra where you are alone (Not in public places).

Since the mudra clams your thoughts and creates clarity, the calming thoughts are based on the powers which build physical strength and stabilizing the mind.

To get more results out of it, you can perform any kind of meditation Patrice with this mudra to get the full benefit of it. Anjali mudra increases the potential to get progress in spiritual awakening. So this is an excellent mudra to start with for beginners.


This is one of the simple mudras which use both hands. The mudra is performed by placing both your hand together in front of your chest area (the heart chakra). Remember to leave a little hollow space between the two palms.

This mudra will assist in creating harmony and balance in your mind. It also connects your left and right hemispheres of your brain too. This mudra is also known as Anjali mudra, where most of the common greeting gestures most Asian people use to do.

So I hope you have got some generic ideas about this mudra, how you can apply it to your life, and the benefits of performing it.

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