For thousands of years hand mudras have been used in India forhealing, storytelling, emotional expression, and to evoke and conveyelevated spiritual states. For the first time, the elaborate system ofmudras – as applied in yoga and Indian dance –has been organized into a comprehensive, fully-indexed, andcross-referenced format that allows readers access to this stillesoteric body of knowledge.
Mudras of India presents over twohundred photographed hand mudras, each with detailed instructionson technique, application, health and spiritual benefits, andhistorical background. The authors have extensively researched theusage of mudras and their significance in the larger context of Indianspiritual systems, and taken painstaking efforts to ensure each mudrasis rendered with the correct Sanskrit name, transliteration, andtranslation to English.
The book will appeal to spiritual seekers, students, and teachers ofyoga and Indian Dance, scholars and lay people, and anyone interestedin the rich cultural heritage of Indian mudras, and the transformativeeffects of these powerful hand gestures.
Blessing. Foreword. Acknowledgements. Sanskrit Pronunciation Guide.Introduction: The History and Heritage of Mudras. Getting Started. TheMudras. Notes. Appendix A: Energy Anatomy. Appendix B: Gayatri Mudras.Appendix C: Dance Mudra Sets. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. About theAuthors.
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