Ganesha Mudra- The One That Fires Up The Heart

by Elsie on December 20, 2010

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Here is the first mudra that I’ll be sharing with you for grounding yourself and attuning to your heart.

I’ll first really quickly simply show the mudra itself and what to do. We are not going to practice them. If you do want to practice the mudra, check out the corresponding videos and audio only available for both of these mudras over at They will be available very soon.

They’ll will also be available in both my Android and iPhone apps.

Keeping Your Heart Open

The first one is called the Ganesha mudra.

This is a powerful mudra for bringing heat and brightness to the heart. It strongly invigorates the chest cavity, your heart beats faster, warmth envelops the heart center and creates a rush of mighty energy.

Having worked with this mudra, I find it to work very well when experiencing heart ache, sadness, depression, feelings that have a quality of innertia to them, a heavyness to them. This mudra helps the stuck feeling in the heart, the heaviness begin to lift. It gives you space and the courage to live with an open heart :)

I have found that if you are really angry and rageful, it may not work as well, as the heat that is created with this mudra may just fuel things up more! Although at times this may be necessary and exactly what needs to happen, as it will give clarity to your anger, for quick and pure transformation 😉

Practicing Ganesha Mudra

  • Hold your left hand in front of your chest with the palm facing outward. (Thumb closer to your solar plexus, pinky toward your collar bone).
  • Now grasp the left hand with the right hand, with the back of the right hand facing outward.
  • Leave the hands at the level of your heart.
  • Take a few moments and inhale fully.
  • Exhale vigorously, forcefully while pulling the hands apart without releasing it the grip.
  • With an inhale let go of all the tension.
  • Repeat 6 times.
  • Then sweetly place your hands at the sternum holding the mudra. Focus on the feeling in the heart area. Rest there.
  • Then change your hand position and repeat.
  • Sit quietly with yourself

Please let me know how this works out for you :) I’d love to hear your thoughts about this matter!

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the beginning of this little video series, start with the explanation of the why these mudras 😀 To continue with the next video check out: Kubera Mudra- The One That Harnesses Focus.

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