Varuna (Water) Mudra // Mudra Series

February 8, 2016 2:33 am Published by

Did anyone else look in the mirror this morning and poke at the dark circles under their eyes? Did you grab that bright red lipstick to brighten up your face? Well, if you felt bedraggled this morning and looked a little rumpled, this is the mudra for you.

The Varuna, or Water, mudra is thought to be the best mudra for outer beauty and overall health because it balances the water content within the body. As your body’s water content increases and is balanced, your skin will have a natural glow and lustre. This mudra also improves digestion, skin cracking, joint pain as well as blood circulation.


To practice the Varuna mudra, place your thumb to your pinkie finger lightly while extended all other fingers. However, take care not to touch too close to the nail as this will actually dehydrate you. As with other mudras, start by practicing it at any time during the day for 15-minute increments, working your way to holding it for 45 minutes.

So, have you been trying these out? Have you experienced an improvement in your meditation or yoga practice? I would love to hear from you!

Check out the rest of the mudra series here.

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About Cassie

Cassie Uhl is a published author, artist, intuitive, and founder of Zenned Out. She created Zenned Out in 2012 with the mission to build a brand that normalizes spirituality. In 2018 she self-published her popular and interactive Goddess Discovery Book series. In 2020 her writing and art became more mainstream with Understanding Auras, Understanding Crystals, and Understanding Chakras, published by The Quarto Group. Her writing style and art combine to help marry accessibility with deep spiritual topics. It is her goal to help others understand and live spiritual practices that can change the world. Inspired by her open-minded grandmother, Cassie has been meditating and working with her energy since her teenage years. She received her 200hr YTT in 2012 with a focus on breathwork. Now, her work focuses on energy work, journeying, mediumship, death midwifery, and healing through traditional Celtic shamanic practices.