A hand pose. Mudras create different patterns of energy flow which can be utilized by the meditator in specific ways. Mudras also alter perceptions — for example, palms open facing upward creates a feeling of openness or receptivity.

You will already be familiar with some “mudras” from standard human body language, such as a finger pointing creating judgmental awareness directed at a target. The mudras from yoga however are intentional and refined.

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