Forgetful? Put your hands together…

I wanted to share this hand position with you as it’s renowned for helping with concentration and especially good if you need to remember something you’ve forgotten.

I know it sounds a bit crazy to think the shape your hands make can help your memory but I think it really does work!


Have a go and let me know what you think. For me, there’s something about touching all your fingertips together that’s quite settling. I think this contributes to improving your concentration which in turn helps you to remember things.

This is known as ‘hakini mudra’ or more commonly ‘businessman’s mudra’

In yoga, a gesture you make with your hands is known as a ‘mudra’ and this particular one is called ‘hakini mudra’ or more commonly ‘businessman’s mudra’.

This is how to do it:

  1. Place your hands out in front of you, with your palms facing each other
  2. Touch the tips of your thumbs together and each of your fingertips, keep some space between your palms
  3. Push your palms together, only by a couple of centimetres
  4. That’s it!


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