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Oct 13, 2015
| ISBN 9781780289984
Oct 11, 2016
| ISBN 9781780288895
Nov 12, 2019
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Oct 13, 2015 | ISBN 9781780289984
Oct 11, 2016 | ISBN 9781780288895
Nov 12, 2019 | ISBN 9781786782786
Discover how to integrate more than 60 mudras into your daily life for increased vitality and inner peace Mudras are an ancient and often overlooked Eastern practice that involves making established hand gestures which direct subtle energy to boost health and wellbeing. This definitive, fully illustrated guide to the art of mudras provides a highly practical and inspirational overview of how to use these subtle and beautiful gestures to revitalize every aspect of your life, not just in your yoga or meditation practice. The introduction lays the foundation for mudra practice with chapters showing why and how to do the mudras themselves. Chapters are also dedicated to different parts of the hand and their corresponding elements, illustrating holistic benefits, like boosting inner strength, relieving stress, enhancing creativity, and increasing concentration. Each mudra entry includes an accompanying chant, meditation, pranayama, asana, or visualization. Mudras for Modern Life also provides a series of highly useful mudra routines for a range of both physical and emotional health issues from anxiety and chronic fatigue to arthritis and headaches.
This beautiful, fully illustrated deck of 49 cards and accompanying instructional booklet provides a highly practical and inspirational overview of how to use mudras (yogic hand gestures) to revitalize every aspect of your life. In this engaging card and booklet set, yoga and meditation teacher Swami Saradananda draws on her years of experience in all aspects of yoga to explain the background, techniques and benefits of working with mudras to boost health, relieve stress and enhance inner peace.Each of the 49 cards features beautiful artwork on one side and a clear photograph of a mudra on the other, accompanied by its main benefit and an inspiring affirmation or mantra. There are seven ‘suits’ of cards, each dedicated to a different part of the hand and its corresponding element, and each with its own positive holistic health promise. The seven categories are: fire mudras (thumb) for boosting inner strength and self-esteem; air mudras (index finger) for encouraging freedom and stress relief; ether mudras (middle finger) for enhancing inner peace, self-expression and creativity; water mudras (ring finger) for equipping you to move forward; earth mudras (little finger) for encouraging stability and grounding; mind mudras (thumb) for increasing concentration and clarity; and overall health and wellbeing mudras. The accompanying booklet includes a fascinating introduction to the power of mudras, insight into how to really get the most from the deck and a full-page explanation of each of the 49 mudras shown on the cards – each with corresponding photography, step-by-step practical guidance and invaluable information about the specific benefits of the mudra in hand.
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