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A mudrā (Listeni/muːˈdrɑː/; Sanskrit: मुद्रा "seal", "mark", or "gesture"; Tibetan. ཕྱག་རྒྱ་, chakgya) is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism.[1] While some mudrās involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers.[2] A mudrā is a spiritual gesture and an energetic seal of authenticity employed in the iconography and spiritual practice of Indian religions and traditions of Dharma and Taoism.



One hundred and eight mudras are used in regular Tantric rituals.[3]

In yoga, mudrās are used in conjunction with pranayama (yogic breathing exercises), generally while seated in Padmasana, Sukhasana or Vajrasana pose, to stimulate different parts of the body involved with breathing and to affect the flow of prana in the body. Mudra. A mudrā ( i/muːˈdrɑː/; Sanskrit: मुद्रा "seal", "mark", or "gesture"; Tibetan.

Mudra

ཕྱག་རྒྱ་, chakgya) is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism.[1] While some mudrās involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers.[2] A mudrā is a spiritual gesture and an energetic seal of authenticity employed in the iconography and spiritual practice of Indian religions and traditions of Dharma and Taoism. One hundred and eight mudras are used in regular Tantric rituals.[3] Nomenclature and etymology[edit] The Chinese translation is yin (Chinese: 印; pinyin: yìn) or yinxiang (Chinese: 印相; pinyin: yìnxiàng).

Iconography[edit] According to Jamgon Kongtrul in his commentary on the Hevajra Tantra, the symbolic bone ornaments (Skt: aṣṭhiamudrā; Tib: rus pa'i rgyanl phyag rgya) are also known as "mudra" or "seals".[4] Indian classical dance[edit] In Indian classical dance the term "Hasta Mudra" (hasta is Sanskrit for hand) is used. Yogic mudrās[edit] Basic mudrā: Chin Mudrā[edit] Etymology. Iconography.

Indian classical dance

Yogic Mudras. Common Buddhist Mudras. Other traditions. Increasing Brain Function and Neural Activity With Powerful Hand Gestures. EmailShare The first variant of Pushan Mudra activates the digestion and elimination.

Increasing Brain Function and Neural Activity With Powerful Hand Gestures

The variant depicted here activates the energy in the pelvic region (root chakra) and directs it upwards. Pushan mudra improves the concentration, memory and overall mood. The body is energized. It is scientifically validated that Pushan Mudra has a positive effect on brain with marked increase in neural activity. Taoist Hand Gesture (Mudra) to Unlock Intuitive Powers and Remedy Depression. EmailShare Tse Mudra – remedy for depression and a key to unlock intuitive powers Tse Mudra is practiced and recommended by Taoist monks.

Taoist Hand Gesture (Mudra) to Unlock Intuitive Powers and Remedy Depression

It is also called as exercise of three secrets. This mudra affects water element and all the organs associated with it, particularly the excretory organs like Kidney and Urinary bladder. Tse mudra increases magnetism, develops mental ability, sharpens intuition and let you get rid of depression. How to do Tse Mudra? Sit in a comfortable position. Inhale deeply and do a mental chant of OM seven times during the inhalation. Affirm that I am a divine being and capable of overcoming all obstacles. From Learning Days. Mudra for Improving Concentration and Self-Healing. Digg image courtesy of learning days Trimukha Mudra – Three Faced Mudra (Hand Gesture) Trimukha Mudra is a powerful, classical mudra that is performed with both hands in the configuration above.

Mudra for Improving Concentration and Self-Healing

Simply join the tips of the middle, ring and little finger as shown. It is advised that you sit in a normal meditative posture — a comfortable seated position with the spine as straight as possible without straining. Suggested practice time is 10 minutes, as needed. The Hand as Microcosm. The word manifestation derives from the Latin for 'hand'; manus.

The Hand as Microcosm

That which is manifest may be sensed by the hand or has been created by the hand of the Divine. In some of the world's mystical traditions, particularly yoga, the manifestation of the state of self-realisation, or union with the Universal, is the sensation of a cool energy on the hands. This knowledge was expressed by William Blake in his epic poem on Milton: 'With cold hand Urizen stoop'd down and took up water from the river Jordan, pouring onto Milton's brain the icy fluid from his broad cold palm'. Some contemporary spiritual healing organisations claim that heat felt on the hands is what the aspirant should be aiming for; however basic physics shows that heat is a result of friction or the interruption of flow in a system.

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