Allowed to move unchecked, our senses pull us around, making us do things that are not always aligned to our greatest good. But when we bring our attention inside, withdrawing the senses (the Yogic practice called pratyahara), we learn to turn away from cravings and desires.
Yoni mudra (also known as shanmuki mudra) is a simple pranayama practice that draws your attention inward, bringing the senses back. Yoni mudra is like going back into the womb. Here, your senses are protected. There is no place to wander. Pausing here to breathe will restore your mind to its original place of peace.
Yoni mudra pranayama
2. Place your index fingers just above your eyebrows so that your fingertips touch the bridge of your nose. Place your middle fingers on your eyelids. Place your ring fingers where the nostril meets your face and pinky fingers at the corners of your mouth.
3. Breathe here, slowly, deeply and evenly, for 20 to 30 breaths.