Ksepana Mudra (gesture of pouring out and letting go), directs negative energy out of the body, and brings in positive energy. Use when you feel unhappy, or if you need to release any thoughts or concerns which may be causing you tension. This mudra is beneficial after being in a large crowd or following an argument. It clears your energy field and cleanses your emotions.
Ksepana Mudra Practice:
1. Begin with the mudra at heart center. Place your index fingers flat against each other pointing up. Clasp the rest of your fingers and let the finger pads rest on the back of your hands. Cross your thumbs.
2. On your first inhale turn the index fingers to point down. If lying down, point them in the direction of your feet. Completely relax both hands.
3. With each inhale envision vibrant, light energy flowing into your body and on your exhale let go of negativity in any of its forms.
4. Practice a total of seven times. When done place your hands on your thighs with palms turned upward.
Ksepana Mudra Affirmation:
In Gertrud Hirschi’s book, Mudras Yoga in your Hands, she asks us to visualize the following picture: You sit on an elevated stone in or near a stream and hold this mudra. While you exhale, so much sweat pours from every pore, that a rivulet flows out of you into the stream. In conclusion, wash yourself in the cooling stream. Turn and dry off in facing the warming sun. When you inhale, fill yourself with new fresh energy. Then repeat the following affirmation: