Benefits of Gyan Mudra
The Gyan Mudra stimulates the root chakra, easing tension and depression. It relates to expansion and knowledge. It is extremely calming and brings the practitioner spiritual openness and ease in meditation. It is also known within traditional ayurveda to boost the air element, thus stimulating the brain, empowering the mind, nervous system and pituitary gland. It can help enhance concentration and prevent insomnia.
First of all, a mudra is a hand gesture or energy lock which helps you transform energy into more prana in your yoga practice. Gyan Mudra or Chin Mudra is known as the “Mudra of Knowledge” and is directly connected to the root chakra.
The root chakra governs our feelings of home, security, stability as well as interconnectedness and fear. In Sanskrit, “chin” means consciousness.
It is believed to foster a connection to the highest self, bringing a heightened state of consciousness through focus, intention, and awareness of breath. Hence used in meditation.