Anjali Mudra - Salutation Seal or Prayer Position Anjali Mudra - Salutation Seal or Prayer Position by Sue Fuller 

Anjali Mudra is performed when greeting and thanking people, it holds the same meaning as Namaste and is also known as Pranam. 

Anjali Mudra brings many benefits and represents unification bringing the right and left sides of the brain and body together.  It also symbolises the unification of yoga or the yoking and coming together of the self and the universe. 

Anjali mudra symbolises the divine within the self and the recipient.  It is the highest greeting. 

During a yoga practise Anjali Mudra helps to centre body and mind and brings a calming sensation when performed. 

Anjali Mudra assists greatly when performing balancing postures such as the tree (vrksasana). 

Anjali Mudra helps practitioners come into a meditative state and find inner peace. 

Anjali Mudra improves the flexibility of the hands, wrists, fingers and arms. 

To perform Anjali Mudra bring your palms together with your fingertips pointing up.  Make sure you have equal pressure in each hand. 

When the hands are placed in front of the sternum feel that the elbows are lifted and that you have space under your armpits. 

Anjali Mudra can be performed in a number of postures from seated to standing to twisting.  It can be done with the hands in front of the sternum (at the heart centre), above the head, behind the back or to the side of the body. 

Sue Fuller is a leading yoga teacher and writer.  She has created over 60 audio yoga classes for all different levels and requirements, classes are available from www.yoga2hear.co.uk and www.wellbeingworldonline.com