Fierce gesture

Bhairava Mudra

  • Place the back of the right hand on the palm of the left hand.
  • With both palms facing up, rest the hands in the lap.


  • Natural breath.


  • State of mind.
  • Breath in the abdomen.


  • Helps to ground and cultivates stability.
  • Bring about a sense of harmony within.

Side note

  • Bhairava means "terrifying" and it is an adjective applied to Lord Shiva, the aspect responsible for the dissolution of the Universe.
  • The two hands represent the duality of our being - ha and tha energy, ida and pingala nadis, individual and supreme consciousness. By connecting the hands we harmonize and unite the opposites within.