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The power behind hand gestures - Mudras

Surely you are familiar with the famous meditation position: sitting cross-legged, palms on knees and fingers touching. But yogis don't do this to look interesting, as with everything in yoga, there is a deeper meaning and purpose to it. So why do we do hand gestures during yoga practice? The different gestures are called Mudras. The Sanskrit word mudra is translated as "gesture" or "attittude". A mudra may involve the whole body or it may be a simple hand gesture. They are a

Why Yoga?

Yoga considers the body as the vehicle of the soul in its journey to perfection. Yogic exercises - asanas- are designed to develop not only the body, but also mental and spiritual capacities. Other physical exercises usually promote violent movements of the muscles, whereas asanas are practiced slowly and synced with breathing. Muscle development doesn't necessarily mean a healthy body, health is also related to the proper functioning of all the organs and a control of the mi