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As well as being spiritual gestures employed in the iconography and spiritual practice of Indian religions , mudras have meaning in many forms of Indian dance , and yoga. The range of mudras used in each field and religion differs, but with some overlap.
In addition, many of the Buddhist mudras are used outside South Asia , and have developed different local forms elsewhere.
In hatha yoga , mudras are used in conjunction with pranayama yogic breathing exercises , generally while in a seated posture, to stimulate different parts of the body involved with breathing and to affect the flow of prana , bindu male psycho-sexual energy , boddhicitta, amrita or consciousness in the body. Unlike older tantric mudras, hatha yogic mudras are generally internal actions, involving the pelvic floor, diaphragm, throat, eyes, tongue, anus, genitals, abdomen, and other parts of the body.
These expanded in number from 3 in the Amritasiddhi , to 25 in the Gheranda Samhita , with a classical set of ten arising in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
According to scholar Sir Monier Monier-Williams it means "seal" or "any other instrument used for sealing". Mudra positions are usually formed by both the hand and the fingers.
Hindu and Buddhist iconography share some mudras. In some regions, for example in Laos and Thailand , these are distinct but share related iconographic conventions. A Buddha image can have one of several common mudras, combined with different asanas. The main mudras used represent specific moments in the life of Gautama Buddha , and are shorthand depictions of these. The Abhayamudra "gesture of fearlessness"  represents protection, peace, benevolence and the dispelling of fear.
In Theravada Buddhism it is usually made while standing with the right arm bent and raised to shoulder height, the palm facing forward, the fingers closed, pointing upright and the left hand resting by the side.
In Thailand and Laos, this mudra is associated with the walking Buddha, often shown having both hands making a double abhaya mudra that is uniform. This mudra was probably used before the onset of Buddhism as a symbol of good intentions proposing friendship when approaching strangers. In Gandharan art, it is seen when showing the action of preaching.
It was also used in China during the Wei and Sui eras of the 4th and 7th centuries. This gesture was used by the Buddha when attacked by an elephant, subduing it as shown in several frescoes and scripts.
Other names include "Buddha calling the earth to witness", and "earth-touching". It depicts the story from Buddhist legend of the moment when Buddha achieved complete enlightenment, with Buddha sitting in meditation with his left hand, palm upright, in his lap, and his right hand touching the earth.
In the story the Buddha was challenged by the demon Mara , who asked him for a witness to attest his right to achieve it. In South-East and East Asia this mudra also called the Maravijaya attitude may show Buddha's fingers not reaching as far as the ground, as is usual in Indian depictions. It is commonly seen on statues of the Vairocana Buddha. There are several variants such as in the Ajanta Caves frescoes, where the two hands are separated and the fingers do not touch.
In the Indo-Greek style of Gandhara , the clenched fist of the right hand seemingly overlies the fingers joined to the thumb on the left hand. The two hands are placed on the lap, right hand on left with fingers fully stretched four fingers resting on each other and the thumbs facing upwards towards one another diagonally , palms facing upwards; in this manner, the hands and fingers form the shape of a triangle, which is symbolic of the spiritual fire or the Three Jewels.
It is heavily used in Southeast Asia in Theravada Buddhism ; however, the thumbs are placed against the palms. It is nearly always shown made with the left hand by a revered figure devoted to human salvation from greed, anger and delusion. It can be made with the arm crooked and the palm offered slightly turned up or in the case of the arm facing down the palm presented with the fingers upright or slightly bent.
In China and Japan during the Northern Wei and Asuka periods , respectively, the fingers are stiff and then gradually begin to loosen as it developed over time, eventually leading to the Tang dynasty standard where the fingers are naturally curved. In India , varada mudra is used by both seated and standing figures, of Buddha and boddhisatvas and other figures, and in Hindu art is especially associated with Vishnu.
This mudra has a great number of variants in Mahayana Buddhism. It is made by raising the index and the little finger, and folding the other fingers. It is nearly the same as the Western " sign of the horns ", the difference is that in the Karana mudra the thumb does not hold down the middle and ring finger. Korea 's National Treasure The right hand shows abhayamudra while the left is in the varadamudra. White marble with traces of polychromy. In Indian classical dance , the term "Hasta Mudra" is used.
There are 28 or 32 root mudras in Bharatanatyam , 24 in Kathakali and 20 in Odissi. These root mudras are combined in different ways, like one hand, two hands, arm movements, body and facial expressions. In Kathakali , which has the greatest number of combinations, the vocabulary adds up to c. Sanyukta mudras use both hands and asanyukta mudras use one hand. Mula Bandha, the Root Lock, consists of pressing one heel into the anus, generally in a cross-legged seated asana, and contracting the perineum , forcing the prana to enter the central sushumna channel.
Mahamudra, the Great Seal, similarly has one heel pressed into the perineum; the chin is pressed down to the chest in Jalandhara Bandha , the Throat Lock, and the breath is held with the body's upper and lower openings both sealed, again to force the prana into the sushumna channel.
Viparita Karani, the Inverter, is a posture with the head down and the feet up, using gravity to retain the prana. Gradually the time spent in the posture is increased until it can be held for "three hours". The practice is claimed by the Dattatreyayogashastra to destroy all diseases and to banish grey hair and wrinkles. Six months of this treatment destroys the frenulum, leaving the tongue able to fold back; then the yogi is advised to practise stretching the tongue out, holding it with a cloth, to lengthen it, and to learn to touch each ear in turn, and the base of the chin.
After six years of practice, which cannot be hurried, the tongue is said to become able to close the top end of the sushumna channel. Vajroli mudra, the Vajroli Seal, requires the yogi to preserve the semen , either by learning not to release it, or if released by drawing it up through the urethra from the vagina of "a woman devoted to the practice of yoga".
Some Asian martial arts forms contain positions Japanese: in identical to these mudras. For example the "knife hand" or shuto gesture is subtly concealed in some Koryu kata, and in Buddhist statues, representing the sword of enlightenment.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the use of mudra in Indic religion. For mudra as used in Indian classical music, see Mudra music. Symbolic gestures in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. This article is missing information about concepts of Mudra in Hinduism. Please expand the article to include this information. Further details may exist on the talk page.
February See also: List of mudras dance. Further information: List of mudras yoga and Bandha yoga. Main article: Mula Bandha. Main article: Mahamudra Hatha Yoga. Main article: Viparita Karani. Main article: Vajroli mudra. See also: Origins of Asian martial arts. Retrieved October 11, A Sanskrit-English Dictionary. Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism. Retrieved One day the Buddha walked through a village.
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As well as being spiritual gestures employed in the iconography and spiritual practice of Indian religions , mudras have meaning in many forms of Indian dance , and yoga. The range of mudras used in each field and religion differs, but with some overlap. In addition, many of the Buddhist mudras are used outside South Asia , and have developed different local forms elsewhere. In hatha yoga , mudras are used in conjunction with pranayama yogic breathing exercises , generally while in a seated posture, to stimulate different parts of the body involved with breathing and to affect the flow of prana , bindu male psycho-sexual energy , boddhicitta, amrita or consciousness in the body. Unlike older tantric mudras, hatha yogic mudras are generally internal actions, involving the pelvic floor, diaphragm, throat, eyes, tongue, anus, genitals, abdomen, and other parts of the body. These expanded in number from 3 in the Amritasiddhi , to 25 in the Gheranda Samhita , with a classical set of ten arising in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. According to scholar Sir Monier Monier-Williams it means "seal" or "any other instrument used for sealing".
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