Mudras: Sacred Hand Gestures for Directing Our Energy
Hands are more than just functional; they are an energy map of our consciousness and health.
Each area of the hand corresponds to a certain area of the body and to different emotions and behaviours. By curling, crossing, stretching, and touching the fingers and palms, we can effectively talk to the body and mind. The position the hand takes is called a mudra and is a technique for giving clear messages to the mind-body energy system.
Just as letters are combined in a multitude of ways to form different words, so can the fingers build an array of mudras.
Mudras are formations of the fingers and hands which stimulate specific energetic meridians that can unlock higher levels of awareness and consciousness when held with focus and intent for extended periods of time, usually on the order of 5 or more minutes. Daily practice for a week or two is usually sufficient to realize results, although continued use throughout life is beneficial and suggested. Mudras can be practiced with or without meditation, whenever is convenient and safe.