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The Yogi’s Bookshelf: Mudras For Modern Life by Swami Saradananda

The Yogi’s Bookshelf: Mudras For Modern Life by Swami Saradananda

How ancient gestures can boost your health, enhance your yoga and deepen your meditation.

The Yogi’s Bookshelf: Mudras For Modern Life by Swami Saradananda
Image Credit: Jackie Popp via Flickr.

Every so often it’s fun to add a new layer to your practice. Something that takes you a little further into the yoga experience, sheds new light on familiar territory, or guides the way towards uncharted realms within. Mudras can do this. These ancient hand gestures belong not only to yoga, but also to Indian dance, martial arts and kinesiology. They reveal to us that if we learn how, the power for transformation is in our hands. (more…)

5 Essential Mudras and When to Use Them

5 Essential Mudras and When to Use Them
Image Credit: Jackie Popp on Flickr.
Image Credit: Jackie Popp on Flickr.

Ever been in class and see someone looking very yogic and wise by making funny gestures with their hands? These are mudras, and they’re more powerful than they look. When used with awareness, mudras can alter our mood, change our attitude and increase our concentration. On advanced practitioners, it is thought that mudras can be a part of the awakening of our kundalini power. Stronger than they look, right? (more…)