Ever since I learned the Courageous Heart Mudra a couple of months ago, I find that in times of stress, fear or anxiety, my hands naturally come to my heart and form this mudra. Mudras are ancient hand gestures that link to different emotions, chakras, body parts, etc. Not only are they symbolic gestures, but they also aid in a wide variety of physical sensations, ex. digestion, heart opening, relaxation, etc.
To practice Courageous Heart Mudra, or Abhaya Hridaya as it is called in Sanskrit,
1. Bring your hands to your heart in prayer position.
2. Cross the right wrist in front of the left, so that the right wrist is closest to the heart.
3. Interlace the pinkies, ring fingers and index fingers. Skip the middle fingers.
4. Touch the middle fingers to the thumbs to complete the circuit.
Close your eyes, roll the shoulders down the back, root through the sit bones, and breathe easily.
Notice the beating of your own courageous heart. Feed off this energy to solidify the body for the tasks ahead.
Go out into the world with an open, strong heart and live your truth!