Did anyone else look in the mirror this morning and poke at the dark circles under their eyes? Did you grab that bright red lipstick to brighten up your face? Well, if you felt bedraggled this morning and looked a little rumpled, this is the mudra for you.
The Varuna, or Water, mudra is thought to be the best mudra for outer beauty and overall health because it balances the water content within the body. As your body’s water content increases and is balanced, your skin will have a natural glow and lustre. This mudra also improves digestion, skin cracking, joint pain as well as blood circulation.
To practice the Varuna mudra, place your thumb to your pinkie finger lightly while extended all other fingers. However, take care not to touch too close to the nail as this will actually dehydrate you. As with other mudras, start by practicing it at any time during the day for 15-minute increments, working your way to holding it for 45 minutes.
So, have you been trying these out? Have you experienced an improvement in your meditation or yoga practice? I would love to hear from you!
Check out the rest of the mudra series here.
Cassie Uhl is the founder and owner of Zenned Out, a jewelry company that handcrafts jewelry with meaning and provides a community that inspires a mindful and spiritual lifestyle. Cassie grew up with a open minded, astrology obsessed grandmother and a father that would take her and her sister star gazing in the wee hours of the night. These experiences shaped Cassie and Zenned Out into what they are today by bringing spirituality and astrology into the forefront. Cassie hopes to give spiritual souls a place to feel at home on the Zenned Out blog and offers handcrafted jewelry with meaningful symbols, powerful gemstones, and mindful quotes to enable people to wear jewelry that aligns with their souls purpose.