The word Mudhra is a Sanskrit word which means “Gesture” or attitude. It is also defined a seal or circuit bypass. Mudhras are the combinations of physical and subtle movements that not only alters attitude, perception also deepens the awareness.
Hata yoga consider mudhra as a Yoganga, requiring subtle awareness.
Actually Mudhras are the higher practices which leads us in awakening of prana chakras. The posture / attitude adopted during the practice of mudhra make a direct link between the Annamaya, Pranamaya and Manomaya kosha .
Types of Mudhras:
Mainly there are 5 groups of Mudhras
- Hasta Mudhra (Hand)
- Mano Mudhra (Head)
- Kaya Mudhra (Postural)
- Bandha Mudhra (Lock)
- Adhara Mudhra (Perineum)