meditation and yoga the hand gesture meaning depends on which hand
mudra you choose to use in your practice. Each hand gesture or mudra
has some significant characteristics and so you need to find the one
that will work for you and is relevant for your goals.
with other gestures, mudras means symbolic gestures and are used for
energy work instead of communication. So when other body gestures
are used in our daily life to lay emphasis on a thought or feeling
in a way that others can understand mudras are used when someone
works on developing their spirituality and needs mudras to help them
with their development either to guide energy or to help them focus.
instance is the meaning of the hand gesture Gyan mudra to improve
brainpower and concentration. So if that is your goal with your
meditation, you should use this mudra. But if your goal is to loose
weight, you should consider using the Surya mudra, which is the
mudra of fire, and can help increase metabolism in the body.
take a look at the different mudras you can do for your meditation
and then find the right one for you.
Just experiment with the different
hand gestures and try to feel the different. The good thing about
having a hand mudra is also that you have something to do with your
hands when you meditate. Sometimes it can be difficult knowing where
to put them and have to place them while meditating so that it feels
natural and still with a purpose beside getting them out of the way.
is a list of some of the most famous hand gestures: