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Term: mudra

DEFINITIONS

Mudra: Seal. Used with Hatha Yoga postures as a way to seal energy into the body, known as a bhanda; also hand gestures which can affect the energy channels of the body.
source: Sacred Path of Reiki, by Katalin Koda

Mudra:

A gesture, most often of the hand, that has symbolic significance and that can bring about physiological or psychic changes in the practitioner. Also, a kind of parched grain that is used in the traditional Tantric sex ritual. 


source: Great Sex Made Simple, Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson (Llewellyn Publications) - Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson (


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