Mudra is a sacred gesture made ​​with hands and that can lead to different states of consciousness. Generally mudras are performed with the hands, but there are mudras that are made ​​with the eyes, the body or through breathing techniques.

The origin of mudras is a mystery, we find mudras in different traditions around the world and in the Hindu, Buddhist, Christian and leave many ancient cultures represented in statues and paintings.

Actually we can not attribute the origin of mudras to a particular religion or tradition.Though probably no traditions as Hindu or Buddhist, who have worked and experimented with these long mystical gestures. In this chapter we discuss various mudras, how to use and how to incorporate them into our lives.

The hands are an area reflects whole body. And not only that, but different cultures atribuien different meanings for each area of ​​the hand. For example, in Chinese culture, each finger corresponds to the meridian passing through. So, seeing it from this point of view, if along the index finger and thumb I do is create a circuit, joining two meridians that produce a specific energetic effect. But this is not the only explanation, much less, the fingers also represent the five elements, five chakras, reflex zones of the body such as organs, planets and constellations, personality traits, etc.. As you can see for each mudra there are multiple interpretations, which makes the use of mudras is even more mysterious.

Probably the most widespread use of mudras is in meditation, but also have other uses, such as healing. On the subject of Reiki, we have a patient who comes to us for back pain, then we apply Reiki usually with special emphasis on the back. But to others, we can prescribe a specific mudra for bad back, to be practiced during the week. In this way the most effective therapy is continued.


How to use mudras

There are plenty of mudras. It would be a good idea for a book we bought it explained where they come from a large number of mudras. The first thing we have to do is select the mudra with which we work. It is best to choose a mudra and practice for a long time, to choose and practice many different one every day. There are mudras that have a healing effect, other mudras in contrast, are more oriented to meditation, mysticism and inner growth. We can make a mudra while watching TV or while doing other things, but I think it is worth spending some time to be quiet and solitude and enjoy, really feel the effect of a mudra. Ideally sit in our meditation position, build the mudra and remain between 10 and 15 minutes doing the mudra, breathing and relaxing. We can also acomparñar mudras with visualizations, affirmations and Reiki symbols.

When form the mudra with our hands, we have to bear in mind that the hands should be relaxed, and when we gather the fingers or hand parts, do it gently. No pressure to do, you only have a soft touch. Meditation will not go well if our hands are in tension, as much as we do a mudra. You may initially find it difficult to build a mudra, or that you have to help the other hand to do it. If so do not worry, keep practicing and eventually you will come out correctly.


Healing Mudras

Mudras for healing mudras are working very specific aspects. If you get to miss the mystery surrounding the mudras, over time, people who have dedicated their lives to the study, research and practice of mudras have podium relate certain healing mudras with specific aspects. Such as stomach pain, back pain, etc.. Then you can find some healing mudras that insurance will be useful.

Mudra for backache. This mudra works great, I regularly practice and given me very good resultados.Hoy days, there are many people who in one way or another suffer from back pain. This mudra can help us lighten the load. To do this:

  • Right hand: unites the thumb, middle and small. Roll out the other two.

  • Left hand: Put your index finger below the phalanx of the thumb.

Ushas-Mudra. This mudra is a refreshing, helps us renew our energy and awaken our creativity. It concentrates the energy and sends Middle Tanti renewed to the higher chakras. It is also related to the second chakra, sexuality and harmonizes our hormonal system. To do: Une curzando hands fingers, hands relaxed, the mudra situation up to the Middle Tanti (2 or 3 fingers below the navel). In women, the left thumb is on top, the men, the right thumb is over the left.

Apan-Mudra. Mudra This mudra is known as the energy. It is related to the energy of the liver, so it is very appropriate to do in primaver. In Reiki, what Reiki can be used to make a very specific point, concentrating the energy enormously. Only do, it shows in the energy instantly fingertips. A practice we can do with this mudra is put above the Crown Chakra so that this energy penetrate and enter through the whole Central Canal.We can also duplicate, performing it with both hands and put them together. This mudra is also useful for the body to eliminate toxins and treats bladder problems. To do: unite the thumb, ring and middle and stretch the other two. To work it into meditation, Place it facing the sky, capturing energy acts as an antenna. For healing, Place it face down and places the fingers are touching where you want to direct energy.

Shankh-Mudra. This mudra works especially on the Fifth Chakra and throat problems. It helps to stimulate communication skills, both when speaking and listening. To do this:

  • Left hand: meeting the four fingers and thumb carry it forward.

  • Right hand: with the four fingers grabs the thumb of the left hand, the thumb joint of the right hand with the index finger of the left hand.

Place it on the chest or throat. Reciting OM or HAM few times mudra enhances the effect.

Kubera Mudra. This mudra is used to achieve specific things, to put energy in one direction. It helps us to make our requests. Many people know him as the mudra of parking. We can use it to find parking, infromación, a street, a free or whatever we want to attract to us. Suitable accompany the use of this mudra with creative visualization to enhance their effects. To do: meeting the thumb, index and middle, the other two put them touching the bottom of the palm of the hand, at about the center.

Mudras of meditation

The meditation mudras are mudras that since ancient times been used to enter the kingdom of light, the inner realm. I really can not give much explanation about the effect of each mudra, mudras here with completely mysterious. Their effects depend on the person who practices them, the time when the practice, developmental level, and so on. They are an ideal complement to Reiki because they help us a lot in our growth path, to be more connected to the Universal Energy and the spiritual world. These mudras can help you open your eyes and see things clearly. Below are some examples of spiritual mudras.

Jnyana - Mudra. This is one of the most famous in the world mudras. Countless statues and paintings of Buddha are doing this mudra. Buddha made a special emphasis placed on the use of this mudra, showing us the key that unlocks the door. It is known as the mudra of knowledge and wisdom. Practice it as much as you can. To do: meeting the thumb and index finger, pull the other fingers. Do the same with the other hand.

Atmanjali-Mudra. This mudra is also world famous. In many cultures, is used as a greeting accompanied by a slight bow. In our culture we have associated with prayer and meditation. It is a very special and loving mudra, which has a link with the Heart Chakra and the energy of Love Only with do you feel more calm and sheltered. The Japanese, to the realization of this mudra Gassho call. Master Usui recommended Gassho meditate every morning and every night, paying attention to the contact between the middle fingers. To do: meeting the two palms, placing one hand against the other symmetrically.

Dhyani-Mudra. This mudra is also represented in numerous statues of Buddhas. It is a mudra that helps us get into meditation and finding inner emptiness, the Wu-Chi of the Taoist speaking. Practice it and find out where you can take. To do: put one hand over the other and joins the two thumbs.

Article written by Miquel Vidal.