Mudras – The meaning…
Mudras are sacred hand gestures or positions that are used to evoke a state of mind. These symbolic gestures are often practiced with the hands and fingers. They facilitate the flow of energy in the body and enhance the spiritual journey within one’s being. When used during meditation they help enhance and channel your body’s energy flow.
The Sanskrit word “mudra” means seal, mark, or gesture. In Tibetan the word is ཕྱག་རྒྱ་ or “chakgya”. In Buddhism, each of these sacred hand gestures has a specific meaning. Many of them symbolize major moments or events in the Buddha’s life.
Mudras are also often used in yoga or Indian classical dance forms like Bharatanatyam and Kathakali. There are more than 100 known mudras that have been developed over the centuries.
My aim with this colouring book for adults is to help you explore some of the many mudras, each accompanied with its name and its facilitation towards empowerment. It will serve as a good initiation into understanding mudras and their strengths, aiding you towards better health and spirituality. Practice them to feel invigorated…with one purpose of healing “YOU” – mind, body and soul!
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