Atmanjali Mudra – gesture of prayer and thankfulness
Atmanjali Mudra is the gesture of prayer in eastern traditions. People in India, Japan, China, Thailand, Sri Lanka use this mudra for prayer and greetings. Joining hands in front of the heart completes the Atmanjali Mudra. There is a hollow formation between the palms. This mudra creates coordination between left and right hemispheres of the brain resulting in equanimity, peace and harmony.
Atmanjali Mudra takes you into the state of meditation. This mudra is also called as Namaskar mudra among Hindus. Namaskar is a formal method of greeting among Hindus, Buddhist and certain Japanese sects. This method has physical and spiritual benefits. By Namaskar you show gratitude. Moreover, you do not touch other person, unlike handshake which is popular in western culture. By not touching the other person, you are at lesser risk of acquiring bacteria / viruses from other person hands. As hands have concentration of spiritual energies, there is an avoidance of dissipating it to other person.
Repeat in your mind
I thank everybody for all the good and happiness in my life.