The position of the hands while practicing a meditational technique is imporant. At first it may seem to be an insignificant aspect of meditative practice, yet it has been found by the rishis and yogis throughtout the ages and by people today that the wrong position of the hands can severely curtail successful meditative practice. This is particularly the case with beginners, but as one starts to master the mind and body, the position of the hands will have little influence.

However, in this book we are concerned with aspirants who have yet to know the experience of meditation, therefore we emphasize the necessity of placing the hands in a suitable position.

There are large numbers of hand positions called hasta mudras. We don't intend to describe them all for this is unnecessary; we will merely concern ourselves with a few which have been found to be applicable and helpful for meditational practices.

1.Gyana Mudra.

2.Chin Mudra.

3.Chinmaya Mudra.

4.Agochari Mudra.

5.Shambhavi Mudra.

6.Bhoochari Mudra.

7.Hand Mudra.

8.Kaki Mudra.

9.Ashwini mudra.

10.Khechari mudra.

11.Mahayoni mudra.

12.Nabho mudra.

13.Nasagra mudra.

14.Nasikagra mudra.

15.Shanmukhi mudra.

16.unmani mudra.

17.Vajroli mudra.

18.Yoni mudra.



Yoga is equanimity in success and failure.

Yoga is skill and efficiency in action.

Yoga is the supreme secret of life.

Yoga is the giver of untold happiness.

Yoga is serenity.

Yoga is the destroyed of pain.