Mudra Collection


Mudras are hand postures and finger positioning that facilitate the flow of energy in the body. They are often used during meditative and chanting practices.

According to the Hindu belief system, our bodies are composed of five basic elements, each represented by one of the fingers (thumb = Fire, index = Air, middle = Ether, ring = Earth, little = Water). By touching specific fingers to each other and holding the position for a period of time, electromagnetic circuits are created which assist in balancing these elemental energies in our bodies.

Click the "Display All Mudras" link in the left panel or select a usage from the dropdown to view the mudras in this collection. Then click individual mudras for more information.