What is a Mudra
Mudras are described as hand positions. Each area of the hand has a reflex reaction in a specific part of the brain. A Mudra locks and guides energy flow and reflexes to the brain.
Place together the tips of the index finger and thumb . The index finger represents the planet Jupiter and Jupiter represents knowledge and expansion. The pose above is one of the most commonly used Mudras.
Place together the tips of the middle finger and thumb. The middle finger is associated with Saturn. The planet Saturn represents patience, discernment, and the law of karma. This means one should be courageous and responsible.
Surya Ravi Mudra
Place together the tips of the ring finger and thumb. The ring finger is associated with the sun or Uranus. The Sun represents energy, health, and sexuality. Uranus represents the nervous system, strength, intuition, and change. continue
The name Venus Lock is derived from the connection between the negative and positive side of the Venus mounds. These are located on each hand and are the fleshy areas at the base of the thumb (which represents ego).
This mudra neutralizes the positive (male) and negative (female) side of the body. This position is always done before starting a Yoga class. By pressing the palms of the hands together firmly, we connect the two hemispheres of the brain, and bringing them into balance. continue
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