When the Anjali Mudra is slightly bulging at the knuckles of the palm we get the Kapota Hasta. In this gesture the palms touch each other only at the Tips and the base of the palm. The center is cupped.
Lets take look the Viniyoga shloka (uses) of the Kapota Hasta
Praname guru sambhashe
The shloka says that Kapota can be used to denote the following:
- Respectful salutations.
- Such a Mudra is held while conversation with teachers or Guru .
- Its a mark of acceptance or obedience.
- It shows the Vinayam (down to earth attitude) quality of an individual.