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Yoga Exercises > Yoga Mudras - Hand and Finger Postures

Mudra is the science of hand and finger postures. It can help to cure bodily ailments in a wonderful manner. It affects the body's energetic sysytem and the flow of prana (life energy) within it. It actually helps in balancing the five elements ( panch-tattvas ) in the human system to their optimal levels.

 
Abhaya Mudra

"Abhaya" means 'fearless' in Sanskrit. This mudra is a sign of benevolence and peace.

 
Dhyana Mudra

"Dhyana" connotes 'meditation' in Sanskrit. This mudra is assumed during meditation.

 
Gyana Mudra

"Gyana" refers to 'knowledge' in Sanskrit.

 
 

 
Linga Mudra

"Linga" or "angustha" refers to 'thumb' in Sanskrit.

 
Mritsanjeevani Mudra

"Air" is referred to as 'Mritsanjeevani' in Sanskrit. This mudra helps in balancing the air element in your body.

 
Prithvi Mudra

"Prithvi" means 'earth' in Sanskrit. This mudra restores balance of the earth element in your body.

 
Shunya Mudra

"Shunya" refers to 'zero' or 'sky' in Sanskrit. This mudra helps to connect your mind.

 
Surya Mudra

In Sanskrit, "Surya" means 'sun'. Sun is the source of energy. This mudra provides energy.

 
Vaayu Mudra

In Sanskrit, "vaayu" connotes 'air'. Air element of the body gets properly balanced with this mudra.

 
 

 
Varuna Mudra

"Varuna" means 'water' in Sanskrit. This mudra helps maintain balance of water in your body.

 
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