FINAL WORD [ mudra series ]
For Uplifting Depression
In the classical Yoga tradition, the most frequently depicted
hand mudra employed when practicing meditation is the
Chin Mudra or Consciousness Seal. Chin (from the sanskrit
chit) means thought, attention, and perception.
The index finger represents the individual soul (atman),
while the thumb represents the divine source of existence
(Brahman). Bringing the two together represents the yogin’s
potential to achieve cosmic consciousness, by transcending
the mundane affairs of the world and bringing about a release from ego-centered limitations and sorrows. The three
extended fingers represent awareness of worldly phenomena,
formed from the three gunas or qualities: stability (tamas),
energy (rajas), and balance (sattva).
Sitting quietly while holding this mudra can help facilitate a
natural uplifting of the spirits and a dispelling of feelings of
existential fatigue or depression.
TEXT: DR. JOHN CASEY
PHOTOGRAPHY: DAVID YOUNG-WOLFF
WARDROBE: LONG SLEEVE CRE W
NECK TEE BY SOLOW.
DIPPER PANT BY ATHLETA.