8 Powerful Mudras to rejuvenate the body, heal disease and awaken the power of your Divine Self

In the practice of Yoga, you are encouraged to use your body in many ways, but ultimately with the intention of drawing yourself inward. Mudras, or hand gestures, are powerful tools for accomplishing this because they help recenter the mind and redirect your body’s energy flow.

“Life is a series of endless miracles which keep happening in our lives almost all the time. They happen so effortlessly and without warning that they often pass by unrecognised. They visit the humblest as well as the most powerful, without prejudice or favour, and defy all logic and rational explanation.” Rajendar Menen

Yoga, although promoted as such sometimes, is not about performing acrobatic-looking poses and twisting your body into seemingly impossible shapes. Above all, it’s about regulating the breath — and more importantly controlling the intake and direction of prana, or life force, that rides on the breath – meditation and simple mudras or gestures that rapidly increase your awareness.

There are more than 100 known mudras that have been developed over the centuries! Here, I’d like to share a few of these important hand mudras that can act as a powerful therapy when combined with Presence (or Mindfulness). Most of them can be performed any time of the day as a part of your yoga practice or when you’re on the go and don’t have much time to spare.

Masters use them all the time, discreetly, in full view of everyone, but you might not even realise it.

What are Mudras?

You often hear that your health is in your hands. Well, it literally is!

Mudras are hand (and finger) gestures that we can adopt during meditation or pranayama (breathing exercises). They are considered to be ritual gestures, and you can often see them depicted in ancient scripts and Hindu and Buddhist images. However, mudras can also involve the whole body.

According to ancient yoga teachings, mudras direct the flow of energy to the body and stimulate different areas of the brain. They help to maintain health and can improve various ailments.

In the esoteric context, each finger corresponds to one natural element, namely air, water, earth, fire and ether (space).

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September 5, 2019
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Jaime Tanna

Jaime Tanna is an international teacher and energy therapist specialising in the healing arts. As the visionary founder and director of Energy Therapy, Jaime is an experienced Spiritual Teacher/Mentor, Reiki Master, Yoga Teacher, Sound Healer and Intuitive, and brings a wide array of different skills to the healing table. Coming from a family of pharmacists and doctors, Jaime grew up with a strong allopathic model of the world but quickly saw the limitations of that paradigm. Today, with clients and students throughout the world, Jaime specialises in personal and spiritual development, yoga and meditation, and clearing and rebalancing the human energy field inspiring clients and students to connect to their deepest being to create a life lived on purpose, and with joy!

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