This new, definitive, fully illustrated guide to the ancient art of mudras provides a highly practical and inspirational overview of how to use subtle yogic hand gestures to revitalize every aspect of your life
In this new, beautifully presented guide to the ancient art of mudrasan often overlooked Eastern practice that involves making established hand gestures to direct subtle energy to boost health and wellbeingreaders will discover how to integrate more than 60 mudras into their daily life and/or yoga and meditation practice for increased vitality and inner peace. After introductory chapters laying the foundation of mudras, the six central chapters show why and how to do the mudras themselves. Each chapter is dedicated to a different part of the hand and its corresponding elementfire (thumb), air (index finger), ether (middle finger), earth (ring finger), water (little finger) and mind (palm)focusing on each element's holistic benefits, whether boosting inner strength, relieving stress, enhancing creativity or increasing concentration. In addition, each mudra entry is enhanced with an accompanying chant, meditation, pranayama, asana, visualization, or personal report about the mudra's benefits. The book then ends with a series of highly useful mudra routines for a range of health issues, both physical and emotionalfrom anxiety and chronic fatigue to arthritis and headaches. There's genuinely something for everyone in this beautiful new book on the health-enhancing art of mudras.
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About the Author
Swami Saradananda is an internationally renowned yoga and meditation teacher who has inspired thousands of people to practice. She has been teaching for almost forty years, and is the author of a number of books, including The Power of Breath,Chakra Meditation Relax and Unwind with Yoga, Yoga Mind and Body, The Essential Guide to Chakras and the upcoming Mudras for Modern Life.
For 26 years, she worked with the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres and directed their facilities in New York, London, New Delhi and the Himalayas. After an extended period of personal practice in the Himalayas in 2001, she was author in residence at the Peacemaker Community in Western Massachusetts, and she then went on to direct yoga and meditation retreat Haus Yoga Vidya, just outside of Cologne, Germany. For the past few years, she has lived between London and New York but she spends several months each year teaching in Germany and several more in India.
Swami Saradananda teaches yoga worldwide, leads pilgrimages to India and writes extensively. She is also a trustee of the Ganga Prem Hospice, a charity that is seeking to build a cancer hospice in Rishikesh, North India.