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Mudras: Yogas in Your Hands

By Gertrud Hirschi

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Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Other Information: ill
Published In: United States, 01 June 2000
Mudras - also playfully called the "finger power points" - are yoga positions for your hands and fingers. They can be practiced sitting, lying down, standing, or walking. They can be done at any time and place-while stuck in traffic, at the office, watching TV, or whenever you have to twiddle your thumbs waiting for someone. Hirschi shows you how these techniques can prevent illness, relieve stress, and heal emotional problems. Bibliography. Index.

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Hand and finger yoga positions enhance health, relieve stress, prevent illness, and support the healing of a variety of physical and emotional problems. You can do them anywhere, anytime- sitting, standing, lying down, or walking. Madonna incorporates them into her musical performances. Got the urge to twiddle your thumbs? Relieve that stress and boredom; practica a Mudra instead!

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Yoga for the hands--sounds too good to be true. Do it at the office, on an airplane, lying in bed. Seasoned yoga teacher Gertrud Hirschi has used these hand postures to ease asthma, relieve flu symptoms, think more effectively, relieve tension, even have a bowel movement. The possibilities she attributes to these ancient Indian techniques are endless. Join the tips of the index finger and thumb: this clears the mind. Switch the thumb to the little finger: this restores the body's fluid balance. It's not quite that easy, of course. Hirschi is careful to lay out exercise regimens, related herbal remedies, and associated affirmations. Like a classroom instructor, she guides with simultaneous breathing advice and conjures up helpful images. From building character to healing emotional pain, from bringing luck to connecting with the divine, mudras can work wonders. Now limber up those digits and lets get into spiritual shape. --Brian Bruya, Amazon.com Review

EAN: 9781578631391
ISBN: 1578631394
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Dimensions: 19.3 x 15.75 x 1.78 centimetres (0.34 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Kathie on
 
A great introductory book! It is divided into 3 parts, the first deals with the concept of mudras where the author overviews what mudras are and how they can be preformed and enhanced. The second part of the book introduces and explores 52 mudras plus some additional hatha yoga seated meditation practices. The final section deals with practical applications where the author describes a number of hatha yoga body postures, mudras, and outlines these as a series of exercises.
This is the first mudra book that I have brought and I have found that it really is a great introductory book. The author touches on a number of topics in this small book giving the reader a great introduction to each.

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