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- Understand the different types of body mudras or gestures used along with yoga practices.
- Perform basic hand mudras after learning them from demonstration videos.
- Understand the benefits of each of the mudras.
- Know about various hints and cautions while performing mudras in yoga.
- Ensure success by understanding the importance of five basic elements and their connection with our fingers.
- You should have trust in yoga and related knowledge that originated in India.
- You should be patient enough to try the simple methods told here for sometime before the results start coming.
A treasure of knowledge was created and experimented by ancient Indian Yogis and Sages. One such pitcher of treasure was the gestures or ‘Mudras’ that were advised to be performed while doing yoga practices. There are many forms of mudras done with various parts of the body. One of the most frequently performed ones are done with fingers of both the hands together and are called ‘Hast Mudras’ or gestures of hands. These are related to harnessing the power of and balancing of basic elements of nature which are ‘Fire’, ‘Earth’, ‘Water’, ‘Air’ and ‘Space’ and space. Please do not confuse them with periodic table elements. It is simply that all energies are ‘Fire’, all solid state things are represented by ‘Earth’, all liquid state things are represented by ‘Water’, all gaseous things are represented by ‘Air’ and everything the matter is suspended in as ‘Space’.
This course is an outcome of our personal experience of more than 40 years, about effects of gestures of hand or ‘Hasta Mudras’ for improving our mind body and soul related aspects and a technique that can be effectively used for supportive holistic healing. The highlights of this course are.
- More than an hour of easy to follow video material.
- Quizzes that will test your learning level.
- Knowledge Retention Check Sheet after you have learned every mudra.
- Only those mudras have been explained, which have been personally shared and positive results have been seen on thousands of Yoga practitioners in past forty years
- Course is structured neatly as Basic Concepts, Mudra Performance Videos with Benefits Explanation and the support material.
- A quick reference sheet for Disease to Mudras to be done has been added.
- Another quick reference sheet for body postures, fingers used, elements involved, sitting preference and breathing styles have been added.
- Every gesture demonstrated here can be performed by almost every person of any age group and can take the advantage of amazing treasure of ancient knowledge percolated by Indian sages to their disciples.
So friends! Let us get going.
- Any one, of any age, who is looking for simple holistic healing support technique should take this course.
- Anyone who can happily adopt a time tested harmless support healing techniques.
Here you will know about how certain body formations that were related to balancing of mind body and soul can be effectively used for healing and protection.
Chin Mudra/Gyan Mudra is a hand gesture to combine index finger representing the air element with the thumb representing the fire element to achieve everlasting
Varun is the God of water, which represents the fluids in the human body. Fluids cover entire glandular secretions and other liquids. The little finger of the hand represents the water element. The balance of body fluids indicates good health and the imbalance indicates the presence of some ailment. To stablize body fluids Thumb is joined with the little finger to form VARUN MUDRA.
Apaan mudra is a combination of earth element represented by ring finger and the space element, represented by the middle finger joined with the tip of the thumb which stands for the fire element.
Apaan vayu mudra is a combination of apaan mudra and vayu mudra. In this mudra the tip and the root of the thumb, both are utilized. The tip harnesses the power of ‘Earth’ and ‘space’ element which uses the ring finger and the middle finger resepectively. The root of the thumb is simultaneously regulating the ‘air’ element using the tip of the index finger. This mudra is also called the hridya or heart mudra.
This mudra is an extension of jalodhar nashak mudra explained earlier and it involves using the control over the earth element represented by the ring finger along with regulation of the water element which is represented by the little finger. As per ayurvedic concepts this mudra is also called the cough-nashak mudra.
While practicing mudras you should follow certain guidelines that are a sort of cautions and hints. Learn them here point by point.