Mudras: Yoga in Your Hands Paperback – Jan 15 2016
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Yoga for the hands--sounds too good to be true. Do it at the office, on an aeroplane, 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 let's get into spiritual shape. --Brian Bruya, Amazon.com
About the Author
Gertrud Hirschi has teaches yoga in accordance with the latest medical findings at her own yoga school in Zurich. She holds seminars in Switzerland, Germany, and Greece, and she is the author of Basic Yoga for Everybody (Weiser Books).
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Hirsch clearly lays out a wide variety of hand positions, along with accompanying affirmations and herbal remedies, that can be used for a wide variety of purposes. The illustrations are focused directly on the hands, to show the correct positioning of each finger to make the mudras successful. The text very accurately describes both the position itself, the uses of the mudra, and when or how it should be performed.
Since purchasing the book, I have tried several of the mudras, with varying degrees of success. Overall, this book is an excellent introduction to this age-old method, and is recommended for anyone with an interest in the subject.
If you want the BEST book on mudras -- with a lifetime of exercises and meditations -- THIS is the one to get. It's clear, concise, and complete, and an absolute joy to read and use.
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This book goes through different hand positions to use for different conditions (insomnia, immunity etc). I did try quite a few of them. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Samantha
I like the text, the drawings are a little difficult at times to understand would of liked to see real hands and a little more visual step by step.... Read morePublished 17 months ago by manon parent
Concise, clear and small enough to put in my hand bag. The best part, it works! I relieved a sudden allergy outburst - itching, sneezing, etc. - the same day!Published 18 months ago by Nadia M
An embracing opening into the world of Mudras, so inspiring and revealing to the power of expression of Divinity. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Trekker
this is something you can use for yourself, to help others... very interesting and helpful for anything you can think of. Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2013 by C. Dulong
Excellent book! Just what I was looking for. I would like more yoga books of this quality.
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