When most people think of yoga they think of a physical practice involving stretches and strengthening exercises to create flexibility and balance. But there is another way that yogis approach their practice. Rather than seeing the practice as postural, they think of the practice as a way to build energy. This energy is called Prana and it’s our life force.
The physical postures help to detoxify the system while the breathing practices cleanse and purify the system. Once energy flows freely we can start to absorb prana more readily and seal it into our nervous system. The more prana we retain the easier it is to manage our stress.
In yoga, mudras are the postures we use to seal energy into the body. These can be physical postures or they can be hand gestures.
Mudras have been around for thousands of years. In fact, before there was language we used gestures (sign language) to communicate. That’s why we still use our hands when we talk.
Mudras are the perfect way to calm the emotions and settle the mind and they are super easy to do. No prior experience needed!
Perfect for supporting us in our diabetes care.
I decided to create a vlog of a short mudra sequence that you can practice right away.
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