A mudra is a hand position or gesture that helps you to focus your attention and has a particular benefit or positive effect, for example; calming the body and mind or increasing energy levels within the body.

Anjali mudra also known as prayer pose is often used in yoga practice as a greeting or sign of respect along with the term “Namaste”. As we hold our hands together at the heart space and take a bow, saying Namaste, we greet another with respect from the heart.

This gesture is known in Reiki as Gassho. Before we practice any Reiki methods we bring our hands together in Gassho to ensure we are acting from the heart for the highest good. We are also honouring the divine spark within ourselves and others.

So I bow to you with my palms together and honour the divine in you.