The Healing Power of Mudras: The Yoga of the Hands

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The use of Mudras, or 'yoga of the hands', has been recognised for centuries as a simple yet effective healing tool, known to prevent and cure illnesses and bring about spiritual regeneration. This book examines Mudras from ancient times to modern day usage, and teaches how regular practice can rejuvenate your body and mind and transform your everyday life.

Covering everything from understanding the theories of Mudras to performing the exercises yourself, this insightful and ...

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Overview

The use of Mudras, or 'yoga of the hands', has been recognised for centuries as a simple yet effective healing tool, known to prevent and cure illnesses and bring about spiritual regeneration. This book examines Mudras from ancient times to modern day usage, and teaches how regular practice can rejuvenate your body and mind and transform your everyday life.

Covering everything from understanding the theories of Mudras to performing the exercises yourself, this insightful and informative book is all you need to gain an understanding of a form of yoga that has already helped thousands of people. Clear illustrations explain exactly how to use Mudras, and chapters explore everything from the use of Mudras in dance and martial arts to diet and the practice of visualisation. Further sections look at how combining Mudras with positive colours, foods, thoughts and ambience can improve your wellbeing, practising specific Mudras in particular situations and how to use Mudras to help a wide range of physical ailments and emotional conditions. They take minutes to perform, and can be done almost anywhere at any time - yet the effects are hugely beneficial.

This book is a must for anyone who wants to unlock their spirituality and change their daily lives. Mudras are believed to be the key to spiritual and mental wellbeing, and will radically enhance every aspect of your existence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848190436
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/15/2010
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 800,784
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Understanding Mudras 9

Ancient Healing Rediscovered 14

Some Interesting Facts 17

Mudras and Dance 18

Meaning and Purpose of Mudras 23

The Practise of Visualisation 25

Practising Mudras 29

Preferable Accompaniments: Music and Colour 35

The Meaning of "Namaste" 37

Mudras in the Martial Arts 42

Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Hindu Deities and Mudras 46

How to do a Mudra 56

Fingers and Mudras 87

The Yogic Life as Accessory 99

The Right Diet Helps 101

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