Skank Mudra to open the throat
This is the perfect mudra to support your throat chakra as it works on the windpipe and your voice. It is especially powerful if you combine it with the invocation of a mantra.
The practice of this mudra awakens your intuitive powers as it enhances a harmonious and calm state of being, allowing you to listen to the voice of your intuition and hearing it more clearly.
How to do this mudra
Grasp your the thumb of your left hand with the four fingers of your right hand. Place your right fist into the palm of your left hand and bring the tip of your right thumb onto the tip of your left middle finger.
The English translation of Skankh is 'shell' which in this mudra is the shape of your right hand. Your left thumb is the pearl that can be found within the shell, it's the hidden treasure, the wisdom of you innermost Self.
In the 'Speak your Truth' Sadhana we meditate with this mudra each day in combination with the Gayatri Mantra to cleanse the throat and improve our communication whilst we illuminate our minds and awaken our intuition. If you would like to dive deeper into this practice check out the 'Speak your truth' Sadhana, a 22 day guided journey to become aware of the power of the spoken word.