1. Anjali Mudra
Alternate Name: Namaste
The Anjali mudra is used as a salutation or greeting.
How to form the Anjali mudra: Hands are held together in prayer fashion directly over the heart/chest
2. Pushan Mudra
Give and Take Gesture
The Pushan mudra demonstrates the understanding that life energy moves with ebb and flow motion.
3. Apana Mudra
The Apana mudra has a grounding force to help you connect with the earth's energies whenever you are feeling off balance or flighty.
4. Hakini Mudra
The Hakini mudra helps thinking and concentration. Powers the brain.
5. Gyan Mudra
The Gyan mudra represents the starting place or home. It takes you back to your roots, or a simpler time. Clears the mental facilties.
6. Vajra Mudra
Alternate Name: Fist of Wisdom
The Vajra mudra transforms ignorance into wisdom. Symbolizes the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and metal.
How to form the Vajra Mudra: Right-handed fist surrounds left index finger. Remaining fingers of left hand also form a fist below the right hand.
7. Akash Mudra
The Akash Mudra helps to "center" your energies. It nourishes any part of your body that is lacking.
8. Mantangi Mudra
Hindu Goddess of Peace
The Mantangi mudra reates an atmosphere of calmness and serenity. Tames conflicts. This hand gesture resembles the trunk of an elephant.
How to form the Mantangi mudra: Fold both hands together with fingers inter-twined. Extend both middle fingers outward and point them toward the skies
9. Ushas Mudra
Stimulates Sacral Chakra
The Ushas mudra gesture helps to spark creativity and enliven sexuality. Good catalyst for new projects
How to form the Kubera mudra:
Females: Interlaced fingers with palms facing upwards. Encircle right thumb between left thumb and index fingers.
Males: Interlaced fingers with palms facing upwards. Right thumb rests on top of left thumb with gentle pressure.
10. Garuda Mudra
The Garuda mudra is used to heighten intuition and enable communication with the spirit world.
How to form the Garuda mudra: Place right palm over the top of left hand, spreading fingers apart and crossing thumbs.
11. Vitarka Mudra
The Vitarka mudra, a symbol of wisdom, is a variation of the Dharmachakra mudra.
How to form the Vitarka mudra: Thumbs and index fingers of both hands join at tips forming circles. Left hand sits upon lap palm facing upwards. Right hand is held at shoulder height with palm facing downwards.
12. Buddha Mudra
The Buddha symbolizes being humble and learning to be grateful. Palms are open to receive gifts.
How to form the Buddha mudra:Both palms open. Rest one hand inside the other hand's open palm. Thumb tips are touching (traditionally, right hand rests on left for men, left on right for women).
13. Shunya Mudra
Alternative Name: Heave Mudra
The Shunya mudra assists listening and speech. Primarily a remedy for ear afflictions.
How to form the Shunya mudra:Lower the middle finger and place finger pad on the fleshy mound area of your thumb, cover it with your thumb. Index, ring and pinky fingers are extended.
14. Kubera Mudra
Manifestating / Wish Mudra
The Kubera mudra is used for creating wealth and reaching your goals.
15. Uttarabodhi Mudra
The Uttarabodhi mudra is a gesture that identifies with a supreme power. Symbolizes perfection.
How to form the Uttarabodhi mudra: Index fingers touch one another and are extended, pointing toward the skies. Remaining fingers are crossed and folded down. Thumbs are cross or held next to each other. Clasped hands are held over the head.
16. Linga Mudra
The Linga mudra is used as a remedy for the lungs, guarding against colds and cold weather. Strenghens immune system.
How to form the Linga mudra: Interlace fingers of both hands, extending one thumb upwards, encircle extended thumb with the index finger and thumb of your other hand
17. Mukula Mudra
The Mukula Mudra's appearance resembles the bud of a lotus flower. Represents new beginnings or start up a new enterprise.
How to form the Mukula mudra:All fingers and thumb are joined together, pointed upwards
18. Surabhi Mudra
Alternate Name: Dhenu Mudra
Balances the five elements: Air Fire Water Earth and Metal
How to form the Surabhi mudra: Fingers and thumbs are joined at tips. Thumbs touching each other. Left index finger joins right middle finger. Right index finger joins left middle finger. Left ring finger joins right pinky finger. Right ring finger joins left pinky finger.
19. Mida-no Jouin Mudra
Dual Worlds Meditation Pose
The left hand mirrors the right hand representing two worlds: Enlightment and Illusion
ow to form Mida-no Jouin mudra: Middle, ring, and pinky fingers create a flat or slightly curved bed resting upon the lap. Two circles are formed with index fingers held together while extended upwards meeting the tips of both thumbs.
20. Suchi Mudra
Helpful for chronic constipation. Tames uncontrolled behaviors such as impatience, temper tantrums, clinging to others, etc.
21. Abhayaprada Mudra
Abhayaprada mudra is a protective hand gesture symbolizes strength or being fearless.
22. Varada Mudra
The Varada mudra pose is customarily used whenever a blessing is being offered.
23. Bhudy Mudra
The Bhudy mudra helps you get in touch with your innermost feelings.
24. Mushti Mudra
The Mushti mudra is used as an outlet for "letting go" or releasing pent up emotions or energies.
How to form the Mushti mudra: Hold hand in a fist with thumb placed over the ring finger.
25. Ganesha Mudra
The Ganesha mudra can be employed whenever you are struggling. Symbolizes strength when facing troubles. Eases tension.
How to form the Ganesha mudra: Palm of your right hands facing your chest. Left hand grasps the right hand forming a locking grasp, tugging firmly.
26. Mahasirs Mudra
The Mahasirs mudra is used to help give relief for head-related afflictions. Headaches, stress, tension, etc.
How to form the Mahasirs mudra: Thumb, index and middle fingers are joined at tips. Ring finger is folded into the palm and tucked into the fleshy part of the thumb. Pinky is extended.
27. Prana Mudra
Symbolized Life Force
The Prana mudra can be used whenever you feel drained or need an extra boost of energy. Good to use in the morning to awaken and fully embrace the new day.
How to form the Prana mudra: Thumb, ring, and pinky are touching. Index and middle finger are extended.
28. Kalesvara Mudra
The Kalesvara mudra calms anxious thoughts and agitated feelings.
How to form the Kalesvara mudra: Place both palms together pairing thumbs and all fingers at tips. Fold index, ring, and pinky fingers downward. Middle fingers are extended outward. Point thumbs toward your body.
29. Bhutadamar Mudra
Protection - Wards Off Evil
The Bhutadamar mudra serves as a shield keeping negative energies away
How to form the Bhutadamar mudra: Palms are facing outwards away from the body. Wrists are crossed. Ring fingers are placed down toward the palms.
30. Dharmachakra Mudra
The Dharmachakra Mudra symbolizes the role of the teacher.
How to form the Dharmachakra mudra:Thumbs and index fingers are joined. Middle, ring, and pinky fingers are extended in a relaxed fashion. With left palm facing the body and right palm faced outward join thumbs and index fingers of both hands.
31. Dhyana Mudra
The Dhyana mudra is universally used during meditation and relaxed states.
How to form the Dhyana mudra: Hands form a cup or bowl. Thumbs touch at the tips or comfortably overlapped.
32. Kapitthaka Mudra
Smiling Buddha Mudra
How to form the Kapitthaka mudra: Index and middle fingers are held beside each other while extended. Ring and pinky fingers are tucked inside the palm. Thumbs rest on tucked fingers.
33. Prithivi Mudra
Alternate Name: Earth Mudra
The Prithivi mudra recharges the root chakra aligning it with earth energies.
How to form the Prithivi mudra: Tips of thumb and ring finger are joined. Remaining fingers are extended
34. Shankh Mudra
Alternate names: Conch or Shell Mudra
The Shankh mudra is commonly used during worship or prayer.
How to form the Shankh mudra: The left thumb is placed on the center of the right palm. The right hand forms a firm grip around the left thumb. The left hand rests against the right fist. Right thumb touching the left index finger.
35. Yoni Mudra
Feminine Adi Shakti Primal Power Mudra - The Yoni Mudra represents getting in touch with female energies. Symbolizes a woman's vulva
How to form the Yoni mudra: Hands form an almond shape with joined thumbs extended upwards. Fingers are joined at tips extended downwards.
36. Ahamkara mudra
The Ahamkara mudra can be used when you are feeling "less-than" or fearful.
How to form the Ahamkara mudra: Index finger is bent slightly. Place thumb on the middle of bent index finger. Middle, ring and pink fingers are extended
•Abhayaprada Mudra is a protective hand gesture symbolizing strength and fearlessness.
• Ahamkara Mudra can be used when you are feeling "less-than" or fearful.
• Akash Mudra nourishes your body and helps to "center" your energies.
• Anjali Mudra is used as a salutation or greeting.
• Apana Mudra has a grounding force to help you connect with the earth's energies.
• Bhudy Mudra helps you get in touch with your innermost feelings.
• Bhutadama Mudra serves as a shield keeping negative energies away.
• Buddha Mudra symbolizes being humble and learning to be grateful.
• Dharmachakra Mudra symbolizes the role of the teacher.
• Dhyana Mudra is universally used during meditation and relaxed states.
• Ganesha Mudra symbolizes strength when facing troubles.
• Garuda Mudra is used to heighten intuition and enable communication with the spirit world.
• Gyan Mudra represents the starting place or home.
• Hakini Mudra helps thinking and concentration.
• Kalesvara Mudra calms anxious thoughts and agitated feelings.
• Kapitthaka Mudra is also known as the Smiling Buddha Mudra.
• Kubera Mudra is used for creating wealth and reaching your goals.
• Linga Mudra strengthens the immune system.
• Mahasirs Mudra is used to help give relief for head-related afflictions. Headaches, stress, tension, etc.
• Mantangi Mudra creates an atmosphere of calmness and serenity.
• Mida-no Jouin Mudrai Mudra symbolizes dual worlds of Enlightment and Illusion.
• Mukula Mudra represents new beginnings or start up a new enterprise.
• Mushti Mudra is used as an outlet for "letting go" or releasing pent up emotions or energies.
• Prana Mudra can be used whenever you feel drained or need an extra boost of energy.
• Prithivi Mudra recharges the root chakra aligning it with earth energies.
• Pushan Mudra demonstrates the understanding that life energy moves with ebb and flow motion.
• Shankh Mudra is commonly used during worship or prayer.
• Shunya Mudra assists listening and speech.
• Suchi Mudra tames uncontrolled behaviors such as impatience, temper tantrums, clinging to others, etc.
• Surabhi Mudra balances the five elements: Air Fire Water Earth and Metal
• Ushas Mudra helps to spark creativity and enliven sexuality.
• Uttarabodhi Mudra is a gesture that identifies with a supreme power.
• Vajra Mudra transforms ignorance into wisdom. Symbolizes the five basic elements.
• Varada Mudra is customarily used whenever a blessing is being offered.
• Vitarka Mudra, a symbol of wisdom, is a variation of the Dharmachakra mudra.
• Yoni Mudra represents getting in touch with sacred feminine energies