Uttarabodhi mudra can be called the mudra of enlightenment. And as the sun of enlightenment dawns, fears are dispelled. Thus this mudra works like (and, therefore, can complement) Abhay gyaan mudra.
Interlock the hands (held at navel level), keeping the index fingers straight, touching each other and pointing upwards and thumbs extended, touching each other and pointing downwards.
A regular practice of this mudra brings about a realization that we should fear nothing or nobody except God.
Benefits of Uttarabodhi Mudra:
- Helps to soothe excited nerves before beginning a daunting task
- Enables the performer to overcome examination-nerves, stage-fright, etc.
For fifteen minutes or more, as and when required.