Swami Satyananda, Swami Niranjanananda: Mudra Vigyan – Philosophy and Practice of Yogic Gestures
Mudra Vigyan – Philosophy and Practice of Yogic Gestures elucidates both the philosophical and practical aspects of mudra. It explains the origins of mudra, the effects of mudra on the body, mind and pranas, and the relevance of mudras for meditation. The techniques of classical yogic mudras have been described in detail, including step-by-step instructions, precautions and contraindications. The benefits and effects of individual mudras have been presented from both a yogic perspective, and from the viewpoint of the oriental system of acupunture. The technique and significance of therapeutic mudras, sadhana mudras and worship mudras have also been outlined.