There is a simple way of balancing the left and right brain hemispheres using merely your fingertips, and it is with the Hakini Mudra. The left side of the brain is primarily associated with logical thinking while the right side of the brain is associated with creativity. Neither is better or worse than the other, but either one of them can be challenging when emphasized too much. Often it is a balance between the two that will do wonders in your life. We’ve all seen creative people have a hard time keeping their finances in check, and you’ll rarely see highly logical people pick up a paintbrush and create a piece of art. Nothing wrong with either, but sometimes we could use a little bit of both.
By placing the fingertips together, and only the fingertips, not the palms, you connect the flow of energy between the two sides of the body. This is something that has been confirmed through scientific research, and thinking of all the nerves that go out into our hands, it is not at all strange. If you try it you might be able to feel something change right away. It is in fact quite the miracle trick. It is especially useful when you need to remember something you’ve forgotten or if you need to come up with a good idea. I find this works every time. Just put your fingertips together and breathe deeply a few times, and something seems to click into place.
The mudra helps train the memory and increase concentration, and since it can be done quite discretely, you can do it anywhere anytime. In a meeting or in a class for instance. If you feel shy about it, place your hands in your lap under the table. But even when giving a presentation to an audience, no one would think twice if you were to place your hands together, people do it intuitively all the time! It can be a great trick to keep in the back of your mind in case you ever get stuck or seem to go blank.
by Agathe Molvik.