Hand Gestures during yoga practice
Has anyone of you ever heard about Mudras?
Well, simple as this word refers to the position of your hand and fingers that you can hold during a yoga pose or just during a meditation practice.
First of all of them, I would like you to talk about the hand gesture that my Logo represents 🙂
How many of you have thought that my logo looks like the Rockstar hand position when they are yelling on the stage?! ahaah yes, I can be that type of yoga teacher with a certain “attitude” but it actually has a deeper meaning that I would like to explain to you better with this post.
What you see in my logo, is the Apana Mudra, which is known as the purification mudra to help the body to get rid of the toxins in our body by stimulating the digestive system. Yes, you heard right! it helps to control the regular elimination of faeces, farts and urine, but also helps to remove any blockage around the Muladhara (Root) Chakra and the Svadhisthana (Sacral) Chakra.
It is so important to let the correct energy flow around these chakras since they are responsible for our sense of feeling grounded (the basis of Existence) and where our Being is established.
In the Apana Mudra, we bring the thumb, middle finger and ring finger together. The thumb represents the Fire element, the middle finger the Space one and the ring finger is linked to the Earth element. The final result of this gesture is to rebalance all these elements together if and when it is necessary.
Hope that with this short information, you will be more curious in knowing more about other symbolic or ritual gestures in your practice.