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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Namaste Mudra - Mudra of Meditation

Aloha Everyone,

The Namaste Mudra is also known as Namaskara, or Anjali Mudra

This is the mudra we usually use to begin and end our Kundalini Yoga and meditation class.  It is the hand gesture that evokes greeting another being with the utmost respect and adoration for the Divine in all. The greeting is expressed in a form of prayer coming from one's heart or the third eye.

Category -  Haste Mudras (Hand mudras)

Position -   Sit up nice and tall, elongate your spine, legs crossed (easy pose), the knees to touch the floor if possible, or if seated in the chair, your feet are flat on the floor, legs shoulder width.  Bring hands together at the heart level palms slightly pressed, elbows lifted, thumb tips touching the center of your chest and eyes are closed

Specialty - Helps mind to calm down, become aware of your breath in preparation for meditation practice and help you tune-in and become mindful.

Benefits - promotes humility and sense of respect; and balances the two hemispheres of the brain

Namaste -- Cathi

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