M U D R A S
S A M U E L WEISE R ,
York Beach, Maine
First published in 20(H) hy
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Verlag, Freiburg im Breslau, Germany. Copyright © 1998 Verlag Hermann Veriag KG.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Mudras : yoga in your hands / Gertrud Hirsch
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 1-57863-139-4 (pbk : alk. paper)
1. Yoga, Hatha. [.Title.
Translated by Christine M, Grimm
Typeset in 11/14 Granjon
Cover and text design by Kathryn Sky-Peck
Illustations by Ito Joyuatmojo
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EXPLORING THE MUDRA CONCEPT
What Are Mudras?
Origin of Mudras
Breathing, Visualization, and Affirmations to Enhance the Mudras
Mudras and Music
Mudras and Color
Using Mudras to Heal Physical Complaints
Mudras and Healing Emotional Problems
Mudras and Other Hand Therapies
My Personal Experiences
Mudras and Meditation
Mudras for Recharging Energy Reserves
Mudras for Coming to Terms with the Past