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Season 1 - Episode 12

SOS: Anxiety Mudra

1 min - Practice


Jillian guides us in a short mudra practice for when you may feel a little anxious or panicky and need a quick tool to help you calm down.
What You'll Need: No props needed

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Aug 31, 2019
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Here's a tool for you when you feel anxious, a little panicky, when you're in the thick of it. You can take your arms out and misclap your hands. Turn your palms back to face each other, interlacing your fingers. Bring your knuckles down to the ground and then towards your belly all the way up to your chin as you let your elbows rest on your body. Let your inhale expand in your chest.

Let your exhale help you land in your feet, your footprints spread on the earth. You can stay here for as long as you need to feel more contained, more insulated and more at ease. May you be calm and well.


Renee N
Wow, such a beautiful mudra. Does this have a name? The instant feeling I got was that my hand was being held, I was being held and embraced, and that felt like such a relief. Was that the intention of this mudra? Thank you for sharing these practices, I am enjoying all of them❤️
Renee N Thank you for your message. I'm so glad you felt your 'hand' being held. I totally get that feeling too. I love it and use it often. I don't have an official name although I've heard it referred to as Garudasana Mudra as it is similar to the eagle arms pose (although different). But if anyone reading this knows another name for it I'd love to hear... Thank you. 
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