Firstly, before we begin, what is mindfulness? Mindfulness is about being present in the very moment itself; not ruminating on the past, nor worrying about the future, but being in the here and now. It can be used to bring balance and calm to our everyday lives, and gives us the tools to help deal with life’s challenges. Sounds great right? But if you're like me, juggling an already busy life and a to-do list as long as your arm, how do you find the time for mindfulness too?
What is a mudra? Firstly, you may be thinking what on earth is a mudra? Mudra's are hand gestures (ahem - clean ones!) that seal a specific intention into your practice (the word literally translates as "seal"). They can be described as body language you are sending yourself! In yoga they are used in conjunction with the breathing exercises (pranayama). These ancient symbolic gestures are said to stimulate and channel our energy and thoughts. There are tons of different mudra