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Anyone here use mudras?

These gestures are often used as a practice and I wondered if anyone here used them frequently and not jus within some form of meditation but within daily life. I suppose commonly you see these in Buddhist iconography also associated with Hinduism.

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  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Yup, I do when I meditate. I even have a complete book on them. Makes fascinating reading...

    https://chopra.com/articles/10-powerful-mudras-and-how-to-use-them#sm.0001f1el5u1clkf77zxww9lkd0dn6

    CarameltaillobsterKundo
  • CarlitaCarlita Bastian please! Save us! United States Veteran

    @Carameltail said:
    These gestures are often used as a practice and I wondered if anyone here used them frequently and not jus within some form of meditation but within daily life. I suppose commonly you see these in Buddhist iconography also associated with Hinduism.

    Yes, actually. I got to a Kadampa temple and the nun uses certain hand positions or mudras during ceremony and meditation. I can't see the position of her hands, but like The Buddha, it's in the practice; but, I'll look at it. I wanted to know what they meant but I'm not sure if it's "formally" for monastics.

    Carameltail
  • Yes.

    For me the most used quality is associative awareness during meditation. However they do seem to have a subtle mind directing quality. So for example, the namaste, prayer hands I often use for supplication during mantra.

    I recently used the prana mudra from yoga, which I found on the mudra-art app ...
    http://www.mudra-art.com

    CarlitaCarameltailKundo
  • Also for those who have forgotten or no longer use malas, the four balancing mudras shown by @federica can be used to count or keep focussed on mantra.
    https://cundi.weebly.com/mudra.html

    CarlitaKundo
  • CarameltailCarameltail UK Veteran
    edited December 2017

    Interesting, I haven't come across the balancing mudras before p:

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