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Taught on November 17, 1989
Yogi Bhajan taught hundreds of short tips and tools out of the tradition of Kundalini Yoga to help us live to our highest potential. This one is a great communication technique.
When Yogi Bhajan taught this mudra, he said, "There are certain techniques that can help you - without a cost. For example, whenever you do not know how to communicate something that is bothering you and you have to go to a meeting to talk."
Press the pad of the thumb firmly onto the nail of the Mercury (pinky) finger for about one minute. When we press the pad of the thumb onto the nail of the Mercury finger, it is called locking the Mercury finger. "By locking with the pinky (Mercury finger), you develop the inner strength to communicate anywhere with anyone, under any circumstances. Or read the thoughts thereafter."
Just press your little finger for about a minute.
Then change the mudra and touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the Mercury (pinky) finger. "It is a total physiological situation. And when you will touch this (the two tips together) and sit, it means your mercury (communication energy) has to be dominating along with your ego. There is no reason that you should not carry the day."
This technique was taught to help us when we don't know how to communicate something that is bothering us. It works equally well when we are trying to communicate some creative work and we are blocked.
"Your entire sense of communication shall come on your command. For that, you don't have to have initiation, you don't have to belong to anybody, and you will carry the day. It is a reality that when your ego (thumb) will press on the Mercury finger, it is just telling the horse, 'Baby, let us gallop."'Your entire sense of communication shall come on your command.
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© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan