This mudra neutralizes the positive (male) and negative (female) sides of the body. This position is always done before starting a Yoga class. By pressing the palms of the hands together firmly, we connect the two hemispheres of the brain, and bring them into balance. When we touch the sternum with the thumb, we stimulate the nerve called, “nerve mind”, which goes to the brain. This mudra helps us to listen and to focus physically and mentally. It connects us with our higher self.