A symbolic hand gesture used in Hindu and Buddhist ceremonies and statuary. Also seen in Indian dance or yoga poses.
The five elements namely – Air, Water, Fire, Earth and Ether physically manifest in the body. Imbalance of these elements disrupts the immunity system and causes disease.Deficiencies in any of these elements can be made up by connecting one part of the body with another in a particular manner through Mudrās.
When a finger representing an element is brought in touch with another.
Hand to Heart by Kelly McGonigal
These gestures are known to assist in cultivating inner peace, courage, and confidence. Read More
Books, CDs, etc.
- Mudrās of India by by Cain Carroll, Revital Carroll · Jessica Kingsley
A comprehensive guide to the hand gestures of yoga and Indian dance.
- Mudrās: Yoga in Your Hands by Gertrud Hirschi · Red Wheel Weise
Mudrās also playfully called the “finger power points” are yoga positions for your hands and fingers. They can be practiced sitting, lying down, standing, or walking.