A Yoga Hand Posture (mudra) and What it Does
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Millions of people do yoga. But many don't know about one of the secrets of the movement of energy lie in your hands. They are the hand postures called Mudras.
What are Mudras?
Did you know you do Mudras everyday? Unbeknownst to many of us, we use what is defined as hand gestures. But it gets more interesting. These hand gestures have symbolic meaning and also the ability to move the energy within us and around in certain ways.
In other words, they are connected to yoga. In addition to physical postures, breathing exercises, meditation and vocalization, mudras can enhance your ability to yoke and balance your life in an elegant manner. You don’t have to be an expert in any religion or science to enjoy the benefits mudras can bring. In fact, it’s a great way to enhance any meditation or relaxation practice. Mudras can also be used in physical hand therapies and help in the process of emotional healing. In fact, madras can be used to manifest certain outcomes.
The beauty of mudras is that they can be practiced anywhere and be held as long as you like. With practice, an innate knowledge usually develops on which gestures work best for each individual. Like the rest of our bodies, the hands process quite a bit of physical and subtle/non-physical energy. Whether we mean simple circulation or a person to person communication tool, our hands are incredibly powerful. Mudras can be used to promote healthy and optimum energy flow to and from our hands.
We are mostly familiar with mudras that have a so-called neutral meaning like pointing your finger or crossing our fingers. We also are familiar with mudras that have an insulting intention, like giving someone “the finger”. However, there are mudras that we actively do on the regular basis that have an incredible power potential once we are attuned to it.
The Linga Mudra
Here is an example of one of a commonly used mudras; but this time with intention and purpose.
We’ll work with fingers crossed mudra. It is called upright mudra or Linga mudra as seen in the above illustration.
Place both hands together with one thumb remaining upright.
This has benefits that make worth doing it on the regular basis.
The Linga Mudra:
Can help assist in your weight loss goals when used in conjunction to a healthy diet, drinking lots of water and increase in physical activity. Increased resistance to colds, coughs and any infection of the chest. And if you suffer respiratory problems, this mudra can help loosen mucus in the lungs.
It can be done several times a day and held for 5 to 15 minutes per session. This can be done when the opportunity arises or a specially selected time. Worth giving a shot isn't it?
There is so much more info out there on postures you can use and I trust you are excited to find out more.
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