Ardhasuchi Hand Gesture (Mudra)

April 15th, 2008 by Anjali

If in the Kapitta gesture, the Index finger is kept straight and the thumb is slightly moved up, we get Ardhasuchi hand gesture.


lets take a look at the Viniyoga shloka of Ardhasuchi

Ankure pakshishavaade bruhatkite niyujyate

It says that Ardhasuchi is used to denote

  1. Sprouts
  2. Chicks or small ones of the birds
  3. Big Worms

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  • 1 Anjali Damerla Apr 16, 2008 at 7:45 am

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  • 2 Anjali Apr 22, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Thanks Anjali, its a nice feeling to know that this site is helping you and your daughter to know this art better. I wish your daughter lots of luck and love. May God bless you.

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