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MEANING OFMUDRA;- 03 FACTS;- 1-Mudra is an ancient Sanskrit term meaning, "gesture." We use mudras in yoga to cultivate a greater sense of awareness to certain energetic fields within the subtle body. In other words, we can use them to help us meditate and open up our chakras. 2-In simple words, the chakras can be considered as small, spinning fans that send and receive energy. There are total 7 chakras in the human body. For optimum mind-body health, energy should flow through these chakras interruptedly. Blocked/ imbalanced chakras would bring physical as well as mental illness and disorders. 3-There are literally hundreds of mudras ;each with its own unique symbolism and placement of palms and fingertips. Many of us are already accustomed to Anjali Mudra ( "Namaste"), where the hands are positioned in a prayer in front of the heart. This mudra is used in the beginning of most yoga classes to invoke spirit and intention, or at the end to seal the practice. There's also the common Gyan Mudra ;the placement of index fingertips to thumbs, used in many meditation practices. MUDRA FOR THE ACTIVATION OF CHAKRAS (Pran Mudra);- Here are seven lesser-known mudras to give our seven chakras a little boost during MEDITATION. We can also incorporate the mantra and color associated with each chakra to help enhance meditative experience. PRAN MUDRA TO ACTIVATE ROOT CHAKRA;-

07 FACTS;- 1-Prana mudra activates the root chakra (muladhara) for an optimum mind-body health. Chakras are the centers in the body through which the prana (life energy) flows. 2-Root charka, also known as muladhara, is located at the base of the spine- it deals with the survival instinct of life and it is blocked by various kinds of fears. 3- It is the most influential chakra and lays the foundation for other chakras of the body. A person with blocked/ imbalanced root chakra would display one or more of the below symptoms: A-Insecurity B-Short tempered, aggressive behavior C-Poor decision making D-Anxiety E-Low self confidence 4-On the physical level, the blocked root chakra may cause below symptoms: A-Constipation B-Fatigue C-Back pain D-Weight issues 5-This mudra not only does it help clear the leg and foot channels it also helps activate some of the upper more spiritual regions as well. 6-This mudra has a much stronger grounding effect.It channels all of the energetic force through the root channels and really activates the chakra's on the souls of the feet, allowing life force energy to enter our bioenergetic system and allowing the release of that which is no longer healthy for us, out. 7-The Pran Mudra, also known as the Mudra of Life, is thought to energize or stimulate the Root Chakra. This mudra brings vitality and energy, reduces fatigue and nervousness, and improves vision. Practicing the Pran Mudra also helps in detoxifying the body. SIX STEPS;- 1. Sit down in a relaxing position, with your eyes closed. Concentrate on your breathing. 2. Rest your hands in your lap. Bend your little finger and ring finger to touch the thumb. 3. Keep the index finger and middle finger straight. 4. Make sure that you perform this mudra with both the hands. 5. You can do this anywhere, anytime for however long you wish!. 6. There are no contraindications and the side effects are great! DHYANA MUDRA TO ACTIVATE SACRAL CHAKRA;- 07 FACTS;- 1-Dhyana mudra is a hand gesture used by yogis during meditation excercises to build and improve the ability to concentrate and heal. Both hands are placed on the lap, the right hand on top of the left one, palms facing upward. 2-In Buddhism, this mudra is dispalyed with the tips of the thumbs touching. This shape of a triangle represents the three jewels of Buddhism: Buddha, sangha (community) and dharma (teachings). The connection of the thumbs also represents the union of male and female principles present in every human being. 3-Dhyana mudra is sometimes also called yoga mudra or samadhi mudra. Although dhyana mudra is most commonly used and known in Buddhism, it was known long before the Buddha as Hindu yogis have practiced it during their meditations. 4-This mudra represents the gesture of total balance. The person using this mudra during meditation is immersed in the limitless space, completely untouched by the outside world. The right hand symbolizes wisdom and awareness and the left one symbolizes the iillusion of existence. 5-It is believed that dhyana mudra was practiced by Sakyamuni during his meditation under the pipal tree before he achieved enlightenment. 6-In Buddhism, the dhyana mudra is sometimes performed with one hand only where only the left hand is placed in the lap, representing the female principle of sense and wisdom. 7-This is the most common mudra used in meditation because of the significance of its representation of a chalice or bowl. The bowl is representative of the lower energetic storage centre and thus the entire energy transmutation system. Rest hands on your lap, palms facing upwards, on top of one another. Keep the right hand underneath the left hand; gently touch the tip of the thumbs. This simple calming position called as the "Meditation Mudra.