Traditional Indian Usage: Hand Mudras Introduction
According to Dr. David Frawley, hand mudras have been used in India in three traditional forms:
- Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga – To channel higher energies into the body and mind.
- Hindu and Buddhist Rituals – To communicate with deities or their powers and to “draw divine grace in our lives.” (These “can be a part of yoga practice as well, particularly in devotional practices.”)
- Indian Dance and Drama – Part of an artistic language that projects attitudes and emotions or represents powers or deities.