Shankha Hand Gesture (Mudra)

May 14th, 2008 No Comments

Hold the thumb of your left hand with the forefingers of right hand in Shikhara hasta. Touch the right thumb to the left palms middle finger. Here we get the shape of a counch ie called as Shankha Hasta. Lets take a look at the Viniyoga shloka shankhadishu prayojyo yamityahurbharatadayaha It says that the Shankha […]

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Kartariswastika Hand Gesture (Mudra)

May 13th, 2008 1 Comment

When both the hands are crossed in Kartarimukha Mudra we get the Kartariswastika Hasta. Lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka shakhasu chadrishikhare vriksheshu cha niyujyate According to the the shloka karariswastika help to show Stems and branches of the trees A huge tree A hill top or its peak. Return to Samyukta hasta

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TattiMetti Adavu First Step

April 28th, 2008 5 Comments

I am posting the explanation of the first step of TattiMatti Adavu. The Bols for this Adavu is Tat Tai Ta Ha, Dhit Tai Ta Ha. Also watch the video of the first step here. 1. Be in Ardhamandala with hands held in Tripataka gesture close to the chest. 2. Now Tap the right leg. […]

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Katakaa Hand Gesture (Mudra)

April 16th, 2008 No Comments

While in the Simhamukha hand gesture, the Middle finger and the ring finger is bent to form an arch. Also the thumb is slightly bent. Thus a “C” shape is formed with the Middle finger, Ring finger and the thumb. The other fingers are Erect. This Hasta can be used to denote: A Bracelet Holding […]

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Ardhasuchi Hand Gesture (Mudra)

April 15th, 2008 4 Comments

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 Sprouts Chicks or small ones of the birds Big Worms

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Utsanga Hand Gesture (Mudra)

April 7th, 2008 1 Comment

When the right and left palms touches the left and right shoulder respectively in Mrigashirsha mudra we get the Utsanga hasta. Lets take a look at the Viniyoga shloka (uses) Alingena cha Lajjayamangadadipradarshane balaanaam shikshane chayamutsange yujyate karaha The shloka says that Utsangha is used to denote An embrace To show Modesty, Shyness etc Display […]

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Pushpaputa Hand Gesture (Mudra)

April 5th, 2008 2 Comments

When both the Palms are joined together at the little finger and slightly hollow at the centre of the Palms. The inner palm facing up. The other way to look at it would be when two Sarpashirsha is held together we get the Pushpaputa Hasta. Let take a look at the Viniyoga Shloka (uses) Neeranjanavidhau […]

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Visharu Adavu Eight Step

April 1st, 2008 1 Comment

This is the last variation of Visharu Adavu. Here we introduce a concept of shoulder pulls. The hands stretched out at the shoulder level is slightly pulled in and then released. The Bols are Ta Tai Tai Ta, Dhit Tai Tai Ta. 1. Be in Ardhamandala with Hands close to the chest in Katakamukha Mudra. […]

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Swastika Hand Gesture (Mudra)

March 29th, 2008 4 Comments

We get the swastika pose when both the palms in pataka are crossed at the wrists. lets take a look at the viniyoga shloka: (uses) sammuhagamane tunda darshane shankha purane anganam motane shakhonamane cha niyujyate The shloka says that swastika denotes a Crocodile My imagination says it can be used To say “No” To show […]

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Simhamukha Hand Gesture (Mudra)

March 25th, 2008 No Comments

When the middle finger and the ring finger press against the thumb, while the other fingers are held straight we get the Simhamukha Hasta. Simhamukha means Lion -faced. In the Hindu Mythology lord Narashimha Murthy (an incarnation of Vishnu) has the face of a Lion. He is Known as the “Great Protector” of his Devotees […]

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