Mudras of India: A Comprehensive Guide to the Hand Gestures of Yoga and Indian Dance
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For thousands of years hand mudras have been used in India for healing, storytelling, emotional expression, and to evoke and convey elevated spiritual states. For the first time, the elaborate system of mudras-as applied in yoga and Indian dance-has been organized into a comprehensive, fully-indexed and cross-referenced format that allows readers get admission to to this still esoteric body of knowledge.
Mudras of India presents over 200 photographed hand mudras each and every with detailed instructions on technique, application, health and religious benefits and historical background. The authors have extensively researched using mudras and their significance in the larger context of Indian spiritual systems, and taken painstaking efforts to make sure each and every mudra is rendered with correct Sanskrit name, transliteration and translation to English. A new chapter that comprehensively lists the advantages of hand mudras, covering major health concerns as well spiritual and psycho-lively categories, has been added for the paperback edition.
The book will appeal to religious seekers, students and teachers of yoga and Indian Dance, scholars and lay people, and any person interested in the wealthy cultural heritage of Indian mudras, and the transformative effects of these powerful hand gestures.