Hand Gestures: Anjali Mudra and Jnana Mudra

Quite often in a yoga class, your teacher will invite you to place your hands in a certain position, called a mudra. Mudra is the Sanskrit word for ‘seal’ or ‘sign’ and refers to hand gestures (or in some cases full body positions) that can direct or focus energy. When called upon to assume these gestures, you may have wondered why it mattered what your hands were doing while you were focusing on your breath or sitting in meditation. Mudras are a wonderful tool for creating the internal state with which you want to approach your practice or any other daily task. This month, we’ll explore the significance of two of the mudras you’ve most likely encountered in our classes at Yoga Unlimited. Continue reading “Hand Gestures: Anjali Mudra and Jnana Mudra”