Our lives are full of distractions, some welcome and some very unwelcome. Like many people, you may find your mind wanders too easily when you should be concentrating. There are times in our personal and professional lives that a clear head and concentration are essential, but we often struggle to maintain true focus.
If you have already spent some time exploring Kundalini Yoga you’ll know that it can be an effective way to balance moods and realign energies, but it also gives us tools which allow us to take control over our mindset and productivity.
The Venus Lock in Kundalini Yoga is just one of these tools. It’s a Mudra, or hand position, that you can choose to adopt during your meditation practices.
Our hands are an energy map of our bodies, and Mudras allow us to send clear and effective messages from our consciousness to the energy systems around our bodies. The Venus Lock focuses on the Mounds of Venus, which are the soft, fleshy areas at the base of our thumbs.
The Mounds of Venus represent sensuality, and the thumb is a representation of the ego. The Venus Lock Mudra taps into the connectivity between these two. Its benefits are numerous, but fall into two main categories.
Firstly, its ability to help boost concentration, and the professional and personal benefits of this; and secondly, as a promotion of a deeper connection to our personal sensuality.
Benefits of this Mudra
- Improved Focus
- Intense Levels of Clarity
- Actualize and Obtain Goals
- Channeling Sensual Energy
- Balancing the Glandular System
- Helping to Quiet Noisy Minds
- Empowering Professional Aspirations
How to do this Mudra
Mudras are simple to perform, as part of your meditation, but if you are able to take time to practice and engage with the hand position, the impact becomes more intense. Follow these simple steps for employing the Venus Lock Mudra to help boost concentration.
Start by sitting in an easy, cross-legged position for meditation. Take a few seconds to find your comfortable center, and breathe into this position.
The hand position is slightly different for men and women. For women, interlace the fingers of both hands, with the little finger of your right hand on the bottom. Place the right thumb into the webbing that forms between the thumb and the index finger of the left hand. The left thumb will then push into the fleshy area, or Mound of Venus, at the base of the right thumb.
For men, these two positions are reversed. The little finger of the left hand would be on the bottom, and the thumb positions would be reversed in this example.
After finding the correct hand position, gently place your hands into your lap and go ahead with your preferred meditation.
The first few times that you try this Mudra to boost concentration, be sure to take time and bring mindfulness to getting the correct positioning. As you practice, you will find that this Mudra begins to feel more natural over time.
See also: Why Practice Kundalini Yoga