What Is Mudras?
„Mudra“, a Sanskrit word, means a symbolic hand gesture that has the power of producing joy and happiness. Mudras are hand gestures during meditation that channel your body’s energy flow. In the practice of Yoga, you are encouraged to use your body in many ways, but ultimately with the intention of drawing yourself inward. Mudras are powerful tools for accomplishing this. The term mudra applies to the use of hand gestures during meditation that carries specific goals of channeling your body’s energy flow. The position of our hands has the ability to influence energy of our physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Mudras help to link the brain to the body, pain, stimulate endorphins, change the mood, and increase our vitality.
Mudras have been an integral part of many Hindu and Buddhist rituals. They are used extensively in Yoga, meditation, and dance..
There are various disciplines it is said that there exist close to 399 mudras that have been developed over the centuries.
Here are 3 commonly used mudras that have been championed for centuries for their efficiency in providing health and empowerment.
Wrote – Biljana Nikolic Yoga Therapy Teacher 500 RYT
Text translation Ana Manasijević Kosher
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