I Wanna Hold My Hand

Shuni Mudra for Discipline

If you have ever made the peace or victory sign (index and middle fingers representing a V) you are practicing the ancient art of mudra. A yoga mudra is a way of holding your hand and fingers to create a specific physical, mental and spiritual effect. There are at least 28 mudras in the yoga literature—including Shuni mudra. Shuni mudra is associated with Saturn (discipline) and the law of karma as well as the element ether (akash).

Use this mudra to experience patience, determination and courage. Sit quietly with the tops of your hands resting on your thighs or knees. Press the tip of your middle finger to the tip of your thumb. Exert enough pressure to feel the flow of energy but not whiten your fingertips. Close your eyes, meditate on your breath and focus on allowing courage and patience to be present in your life. Shuni mudra is perfect for tapping in to your “inner teacher” and experiencing your authentic self!

Try this easy Mudra for Wisdom to experience the power of mudra in your life. 

Recommended Read: Mudras: Ancient Gestures to Ease Modern Stress by Emily Fuller Williams or Mudras: Yoga in Your Hands by Gertrud Hirschi


Anonymous commented on 03-Apr-2011 06:34 AM4 out of 5 stars

Yes. Very interesting

Sharon commented on 04-Apr-2011 06:53 AM3 out of 5 stars

Found hand mudra video a little too fast. Do you know of one that goes thru them slowly?

Sarb Nam Khalsa commented on 04-Apr-2011 02:45 PM3 out of 5 stars

Sharon: Please check out our article on Gian Mudra ( and you might also like some of the books or DVDs by Sabrina Mesko (she did the video on Mudra for Wisdom) available at Thanks for
your reply!

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