FINAL WORD [mudra]
For Centering and Grounding
“Bhairava” is sometimes used as an epithet for Shiva, Lord
of Yogins. Although commonly rendered in English as
“frightening” or “terrifying,” one might alternately translate Bhairava as that which is formidable, awe-inspiring,
and worthy of respect—much like the meditative endeavor.
This quiet and composed posture is often seen in the iconic depictions of meditating sages in the Hindu, Buddhist,
and Jain traditions. By sitting comfortably on a meditation
cushion, or even in a chair, with hands joined in the Bhairava Mudra, one comes effortlessly into a condition of
relaxed equipose—open, alert, and balanced. This is the
awesome physical foundation for the development of
centering and grounding.
TEXT: DR. JOHN CASEY
PHOTOGRAPHY: DAVID YOUNG-WOLFF
WARDROBE: LONG SLEEVE CREW NECK TEE BY SOLOW.
DIPPER PANT BY ATHLETA.
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