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The Power of Mudras, Finger Yoga

Having your life in control makes sense. In India, Finger Yoga are serious gestures with the hands used in meditation, and considered as true poses by the Hindu tradition. It is also a little-known method of meditation. But then, how do we practice mudras and what are its virtues?


The Mudra Tradition- Finger Yoga


This set of gestures comes from Indian culture and dates back several millennia. The word mudra comes from Sanskrit and means “gesture”, “sign” or “Finger Yoga”. Concretely, mudras are a succession of finger positions that allow the internal energy circuits (called prana) of the practitioner to circulate and collaborate.

A hidden door to the harmony of body and mind...

Mudras come from the unconscious

The body is filled with so-called “subtle” energy circuits. They are called “Nadis”. Internally, they are a dense mass of intertwined and interconnected vessels, redirecting energy to all parts of the body. Thus, we can sometimes have our Nadis blocked by negative energies, thus preventing our energy from circulating freely. Mudras can thus relieve, balance these asymmetries to purify these channels.

But then, how does it work?

Nadis manage our emotional and psychic transfers, and are particularly present on the surface of the feet and hands. The location of these energy accumulations is known thanks, among other things, to the Penfield homomcule.


The enigmatic figure of “motor homunculus” is actually used to describe the importance given to muscles and limbs by the brain called the motor cortex. That’s why he has a disproportionate mouth and hands . We actually have a lot of nerves and small muscles that accumulate in him !


This is how this meditation by the fingers takes on all its meaning. As Juliette Dumas, author of Finger Yoga (Flammarion), says, “This precise positioning of the fingers helps to channel and circulate energies in a directed way to where they are needed.” Similarly, “Our hands act like a keyboard connected to the brain. It is necessary to become conscious in order to apply a kind of mudra therapy to all the small evils of existence. »


Afterwards, all that remains is to draw up a list according to one’s needs: we will try to use mudra to sleep in the event of sleep disturbance, one that gives self-confidence, one that soothes the mind... There are even mudras that soothe and treat specific ailments, such as stomach pains or recurrent tachycardia!

Finger Yoga, life at your fingertips

Architecture of the Hand

So it is by forming Finger Yoga with our fingers and hands that we can generate energy. Thus, the connection between these figures and the energy they create has been safeguarded by Vedic culture and history. There are two main types of Mudras: the Hasta Mudra, where the fingers of one hand and those of the other hand are going to touch each other, and the Tattwa Mudra, where the fingers of the same hand are going to touch each other during the gesture.

The objective here is always to harmonize emotions and energy, to allow an alignment of our internal energy channels. This may have an impact on our health, mental or physical condition.

A virtuous practice on health

According to Clara Bottai, author of Yoga: Complementary Hospital Care for Cancer Patients? Finger Yoga incorporates a component of psychoenergetic gestures: mudras. The Indian tradition of care, Ayurvedic medicine, integrates yoga into the patient care process.


This is called integrative medicine, because it takes into account different aspects of the human being: the body, the mind, and the social environment. We note that the way in which diseases are treated is linked to cultural practices. In India, the disease is considered to be the result of imbalances between the various components that make up our body.


The power of the Finger Yoga

Moreover, this is why mudras are considered very powerful and can have many uses, in terms of reducing stress, for example, or simply to strengthen one’s health. In particular, they can alter the rhythm of breathing and lead to specific mental and emotional states. Practiced with rigor and concentration, mudras would even have healing powers.

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