Leslie Lehman Yoga

Yoga Is Not A Competition

Welcome. I am a trained and registered yoga instructor based in South Pasadena, CA. My specialty is power yoga - classes are fast paced, fun, and set to great music. I also lead traditional, beginners', and kids' yoga practices. Join a class today or contact me to setup private yoga practices that are customized to your needs or those of your group. I serve the greater Los Angeles area. This site also provides the meditations and yoga music playlists used in my classes for you to use and enjoy.

Topic - Hridaya Mudra, Heart Gesture

The hridaya mudra or heart gesture starts in a seated meditation posture with the head and spine straight. Place the tips of the index fingers at the root of the thumbs and join the tips of the middle and ring fingers to the tips of the thumbs. The little finger remains straight. Place the hands on the knees with the palms facing upward. Close the eyes and relax the whole body, keeping the body motionless. This mudra diverts the flow of energy from the hands to the heart area, improving the heart's vitality. The middle and ring fingers relate directly to the energy channels connected with the heart, while the thumb closes the energy circuit and acts as an energizer, diverting the flow of energy from the hands to these energy channels. The heart gesture mudra helps to release pent-up emotion and unburdens the heart. This mudramay be practiced during emotional conflict and crisis.