Derived from Sanskrit, Hakini means "power" or "rule."
Hakini Mudra boosts memory power, increases our mental focus, energises the brain, promotes calmness and improves the connection between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. It is said to summon the energy of the sixth chakra, located in the Third Eye space between the eyebrows, which is seen as the gate to enlightenment and thus stimulates out intuitive senses.
Stimulating the communication between the left side of our brain, which is chiefly associated with logical thought processes, and the right side of the brain, which is associated with creative thinking, during our meditation practice can help us find that mental balance with more ease.
To perform Hakini mudra, bring the palms in front of the body with each palm facing the other. Bring the finger tips of both hands together by letting them maintain light contact. Focus on the third eye chakra. Place the tongue against the roof of the mouth and inhale. Relax the tongue while exhaling. Repeat this series of movements for several minutes.
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