Mudras

Mudras

      Mudras are fascinating

The Sanskrit word Mudra can be translated as gesture or attitude

Mudras can be divided into 5 groups

  1. Hasta or hand mudras
  2. Mana or head mudras
  3. Kaya or postural mudras
  4. Bandha or lock mudras
  5. Adhara or perineal mudras

  1. Hasta or hand mudras include


 

      • Jnana mudra
      • Chin mudra has a certain lightness and receptivity that Jnana mudra lacks
      • Yoni mudra
      • Bhairava or Bhairavi mudra
      • Hridaya mudra
    1.  Mana or head mudras
      • Shambhavi mudra
      • Nasikagra mudra
      • Khechari mudra
      • Bhujangini mudra
      • Bhoochari mudra
      • Asashi mudra
      • Shanmukhi mudra
      • Unmani mudra
    2. Kaya or postural mudras
      • Vipareeta karani mudra
      • Pashinee mudra
      • Prana mudra
      • Yoga mudra
      • Manduki
      • Tadagi
    3. Bandha or lock mudras
      • Maha mudra
      • Maha bheda
      • Maha vedha
    4. Adhara or perineal mudras
      • Ashvini mudra
      • Vajroli mudra / Sahajoli mudra

 

Here’s a complete list of Mudras from Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha from Swami Satyananda Saraswati

  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava or Bhairavi mudra
  • Hridaya mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Nasikagra mudra
  • Khechari mudra
  • Bhujangini mudra
  • Bhoochari mudra
  • Asashi mudra
  • Shanmukhi mudra
  • Unmani mudra
  • Vipareeta karani mudra
  • Pashinee mudra
  • Prana mudra
  • Yoga mudra
  • Manduki
  • Tadagi
  • Maha mudra
  • Maha bheda
  • Maha vedha
  • Ashvini mudra
  • Vajroli mudra / Sahajoli mudra

Thanks for checking Mudras out. I’ll be continuing on with a few more Mudras from the Gheranda Samhita, not that the list will ever include ALL. What important Mudras are missing? Let me know what you think!

    ByKim Beinke

    I am a certified Yoga teacher with over 500 hours of Yoga training with my certification from the Paracelsus Heilpraktiker Schule in Gießen, Germany. My additional certification from the German Red Cross with 84 Yoga hours of training specializes in Yoga for seniors.

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