Varuna is the name given, in early Hinduism, to the guardian of the waters and the king of aquatic animals. To practice Varuna Mudra come into a comfortable seated position, either cross-legged on the floor or on a chair. Equally, you could practice this Mudra lying down. Simply join the tips of your little fingers and thumbs on each hand. Keep the other fingers extended but relaxed. Rest your hands on your thighs or by your sides. It is helpful to close the eyes to turn your attention inward. Hold for as long as feels comfortable.

The thumb relates to the fire element, when joined to a fingertip it stimulates the finger’s corresponding element. Each of the fingers is connected to one of the five elements, in Varuna Mudra, we focus on the little finger which is associated with the water element. This element is linked to our emotional centre when we increase its power we are able to process uncomfortable and overbearing emotions.