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A mudra is a bodily posture or hand gesture that has some symbolism. We often see images of people meditating with the palm open upward, resting on the knee and the index finger and thumb forming a circle. This is a mudra. Different religions or traditions of yoga use different mudras, and they may all give different meanings to these symbolic gestures. Some of the more common hand mudras as outlined in Transitions to a Heart Centered World by Guru Rattana are below:
GUYAN MUDRA: Also known as Chin mudra, the tip of the thumb touches the tip of the index finger, which stimulates knowledge and ability. The index finger is symbolized by Jupiter, and the thumb represents the ego. Guyan Mudra imparts receptivity & calm.
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