Buddhist Symbols and Mudras (Gestures of the Buddha) Kundalini Yoga - Mudras or Gestures. A gesture or position, usually of the hands, that locks and guides energy flow and reflexes to the brain.
By curling, crossing, stretching and touching the fingers and hands, we can talk to the body and mind as each area of the hand reflexes to a certain part of the mind or body. (In each mudra, exert enough pressure to feel the flow of energy through the "nadis" (psychic channels) up the arms but not enough to whiten fingertips). (taken from best-selling book - Transitions to a Heart Centered World - Guru Rattana, Ph.D.) Opening the Chakras. Mudras - use your fingers to gain health!
The Smiling Buddha MudraThis is one of my favorites and you might have seen this mudra also in paintings and statues.
This is a gesture and exercise of happiness as it opens the flow of energy to the heart. How to do it:Sit comfortably either with crossed legs or on a straight backed chair. Bend ring and little fingers, pressing them down with the thumbs, keeping index and middle fingers straight (be comfortable do not force the fingers straight), palms forward. Elbows in towards the body (as far as it feels comfortable for you) and keep a 30 degree angle between the upper arms and forearms, keep the forearms parallel to each other. Concentrate on your Third Eye and mentally chant (at the Third Eye) Sa Ta Na Ma ("Sa" - Infinity, "Ta" - Life, Existence, "Na" - Death, "Ma" - Rebirth, Light).
Mudra. A mudrā ( i/muːˈdrɑː/; Sanskrit: मुद्रा "seal", "mark", or "gesture"; Tibetan.
ཕྱག་རྒྱ་, chakgya) is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism. While some mudrās involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers. 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. Nomenclature and etymology