Fully illustrated with clear line drawings the reader is immediately and profoundly drawn in by the enlightened insight of Mudras - Yoga in your Hands by Gertrud Hirschi.
Here is an opportunity for East to meet West - the long meditative insight of eastern thought and practice through mudras serves the westerner today in a way similar to reflexology in my opinion.
I was excited upon first opening this book to see so much information offered on using mudras for daily living. The topics covered are:
Part One - Exploring the Mudra Concept
What Are Mudras?
Origin of Mudras
Breathing, Visualization, and Affirmations to Enhance the Mudras
Mudras and Music
Mudras and Color
Using Mudras to Heal Physical Complaints
Mudras and Healing Emotional Problems
Mudras and Other Hand Therapies
(Author's) Personal Experiences
Mudras and Meditation
Meditations for Each Finger
Part Two - The Mudras
Mudras for the Body, Mind, and Soul
The Mudras of Hatha Yoga
Part Three - Practical Applications
How to Create Your Own Mudra
What a Mudra Cannot Do
In the chapter - "Meditations for Each Finger" - the reader is given an explanation of the energy meaning of each finger, then led on a guided meditation for that finger.
With my own background in Bharatya Natyam dancing and practicing hatha yoga I still learned much from this "encyclopedia" of information on mudras.
I think there is something health-giving for everyone in Mudras … from meditation to healing issues.
Read, learn from, and enjoy this book!
Details - 223 page paperback by Weiser Books; 7.7 by 6.3 inches; ISBN: 1578631394
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Mudras - Yoga in your Hands by Gertrud Hirschi
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