Yoga Mudra Vigyan is a lesser known branch of Yoga which deals with the science of Yoga gestures or mudras as they are called. Mudra can be associated with the entire body or a single part. For example, when Mudras are done with hand, they are called Hast Mudras. Mudras have been recognized as a healing expression under the ancient science of Ayurveda. When combined with breathing exercises, they are known to energize the body by increasing the flow of prana, the life force through out. Early on, we were taught to recognize the Mudras as a force and not a religious gesture or a symbol.
Mudra - Branches & Types
Here we have compiled a list of few selected Mudras, which were taught to us during and the mudras that have really helped us with our meditation practice:
1. Chin Mudra
How to hold Chin Mudra?
Hold the thumb and index finger together lightly while extending the remaining three fingers.
The thumb and index finger need only touch together, without exerting any pressure.
Keep the three extended fingers as straight as possible.
The hands can then be placed on the thighs, facing upwards.