Dhyana Mudra

We often see the Buddha represented with this gesture. It is beautifully simple and brings you into deeper, more profound concentration. It is the traditional mudra to aid qualities of tranquillity and inner peace. Method: To do the Dhyana mudra, simply sit with your hands facing upward, right hand resting on top of your leftContinue reading “Dhyana Mudra”

How to receive more Joy into your Life

Pushan mudra is a symbolic gesture designed to fill you with energy to give and receive joy. With the right hand bring the tips of the index and middle fingers to touch the tip of the thumb. With the left hand bring the tips of your middle and ring fingers to touch the tip ofContinue reading “How to receive more Joy into your Life”

Garuda Mudra

Garuda the mystical bird, is the carrier of lord Vishnu. Garuda is the king of birds, sky and air. Birds generally have sharp eyes, a distinct sense of orientation, and strong survival instincts. Garuda mudra is a powerful mudra to add to your daily yoga and meditation practice. Garuda mudra is useful in  balancing energyContinue reading “Garuda Mudra”

Anjali Mudra – Salutation Seal

Anjali mudra or prayer position, is an age-old means of helping human beings to remember the precious gift that life is, and to remind us to use it wisely.  It is used in many traditions, cultures and religions around the globe. It helps us to align our mind (awareness), feelings (heart), and actions (body) withContinue reading “Anjali Mudra – Salutation Seal”

FINGERS AND THUMBS – MUDRA AND THEIR HEALING BENEFITS

When we sit either to calm ourselves at the beginning of practice or to rest in between asana, I often suggest a mudra for your hands. The term mudra means gesture or attitude and besides those using the hands there are also whole body, mouth and eye mudras. Mudras are part of the subtle bodyContinue reading “FINGERS AND THUMBS – MUDRA AND THEIR HEALING BENEFITS”

MUDRA AND THEIR HEALING BENEFITS

The term mudra Means gesture or seal. Most Mudras use the hands but there are also Mudras for the whole body, mouth and eyes. When we sit still in class, either to calm ourselves at the beginning of practice or to rest in between asana (postures), I often suggest a Mudra for your hands. MudrasContinue reading “MUDRA AND THEIR HEALING BENEFITS”

Heart Mudra Meditation

A mudra is a seal to hold or direct prana (energy).  The heart mudra (Hridaya Mudra) is made with the fingers by bending the first finger into the root of the thumb and then bringing the tips of the 2nd and 3rd fingers to touch the tip of the thumb.  See the picture above. ThisContinue reading “Heart Mudra Meditation”

SIMHASANA – LION POSE

Simhasana is a meditative posture.  The weight of the body is evenly spread on the shins and the hands.  The spine is straight and there is a feeling of extension in the spinal column.  The abdomen is soft and relaxed and the pressure on the palms of the hands and wrists relieves stress and tension.Continue reading “SIMHASANA – LION POSE”

VAJRAPRADAMA MUDRA

In class this term we are shining a light on the often overlooked workhorse of the body – the digestive system. This mudra (hand gesture or seal) is the ‘gesture of unshakable trust’ – we hold it in front of the heart and repeat a mantra.  The one I have selected to end our practice is:Continue reading “VAJRAPRADAMA MUDRA”