Neuroscience suggests that our touch-screen technology is depriving us of the evolutionary use of our hands as tools of the mind, diminishing the effort-driven reward system, putting us at greater risk for depression. (See Lifting Depression: A Neuroscientist’s Hand-On Approach to Activating Your Brain’s Healing Power by Kelly Lambert, Ph.D.) If this is true, Mudras of India offers us a way back to using our hands that could potentially reduce depression. Written by a yogi and a classically trained Indian Dancer, this is an astonishingly beautiful and well-researched book that offers the sacred art of hand gestures. In connecting hand to mind and heart, these 250 mudras can sustain our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. The mudras are arranged alphabetically, beautifully photographed, described, instructed and considered in terms of their symbolism and meaning in ritual. Where applicable, their traditional health benefits are included. Using the comprehensive index at the back can help you find the appropriate mudra to right imbalances in body mind and spirit. Whether you come to Mudras of India with an interest in dance, yoga, meditation or your own self-care, you will be well-served. Buy your copy here!
One aspect of LifeForce Yoga is the study and practice of mudras specific to mood management. To attend an upcoming LifeForce Yoga training or workshop please visit our Events Calendar to find an event near you!