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What is the Dove Mudra?


Inner peace, self-care and healing

The Dove Mudra (Kapota Mudra) is a gesture that is said to symbolize peace and compassion. It is often used in meditation and yoga practices as a way to achieve a more centered and calm state of mind.

The Benefits of the Dove Mudra

The main benefit of the Dove Mudra is that it helps to promote feelings of peace, compassion, and Love. It directs breath, awareness and energy to the center of the chest, instilling a feeling of entering a sanctuary of comfort and safety. When we place our palms together in this gesture, it activates the Heart Chakra. This energy center is associated with emotions like Love, joy, and compassion. By stimulating this chakra, we can open ourselves up to feeling more Love and compassion for ourselves and others. Additionally, the act of placing our palms together helps to create an energetic barrier around our heart center that can protect us from negative energies.

How to Do Kapota Mudra

Hold the hands in prayer position, in front of the heart, with the hands slightly away from the body. Keep the fingers and the base of the palms together while opening the knuckles away from each other, creating an open space between the palms. Relax the shoulders down and back, with the elbows held slightly away from the body and the spine naturally aligned.

Practice Tips

Kapota is a white dove. This gesture symbolizes the peaceful qualities of the dove. Imagine your heart light and free.

How to Use the Dove Mudra

There are many ways that you can use the Dove Mudra in your daily life. One way is to simply sit or stand with your palms placed together in the mudra whenever you need a moment of peace or calm. You can also use this mudra during your yoga practice or meditation.

While holding the mudra, you can repeat the affirmation:

"My vow of complete peace allows me to live in inner and outer harmony."

The Dove Mudra is a simple gesture that can have a big impact on your overall wellbeing. Kapota mudra cultivates a sense of connectedness, enhancing our experience of unity, allowing acceptance and communion to unfold as the foundation of non-violence. By promoting feelings of peace and compassion, this mudra can help you to live a more joyful and loving life. Give it a try next time you need a moment of calm!

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