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Power At Your Finger Tips With Hand Yoga:

Posted Sep 26 2008 2:42pm 15 Comments

By Carole Fogarty

Editor of  Rejuvenation Loungeand facilitator of Women’s Rejuvenation Retreats:

 

Rejuvenate You With Hand Yoga:

 

Finger power to the rescue. Your very clever hands and fingers have power.  The power to encourage your body to rejuvenate. You can benefit from as little as 5 minutes each day with hand yoga (hand mudra’s). Calm your nerves, release tension or prevent exhaustion, just to name a few.

Simply by holding your hands and the tips of your fingers in certain positions you create a circuit, that directs a flow  of energy to specific parts of your body and brain.  Now that my friends, is finger power.

 

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Kapittahaka mudra:

 

A Very Cool Thing To Know:

According to Dr Dharma Singh Khalsa author of Meditation As Medicine: Activate the Power of Your Natural Healing Force    “A map of the brain shows that the nerve endings on your fingertips correspond to more areas of the brain than any other body area,  except perhaps the tongue and lips.”  Now that’s very cool to know.

 

Finger Power To The Rescue, Anywhere, Anytime:

I love simple and you certainly can’t get any simpler than hand mudra’s.  You deserve an easy five minute “hand yoga rejuvenation break” in your day.

Do them behind your desk, in front of your computer, sitting in the bath, waiting at traffic lights, in bed or out in the garden.  I personally use hand mudra’s always when meditating or when I’m feeling very scattered and rushed.

I must say there is something magical about hand mudra’s, you feel quite special doing them.

 

My Personal Quick Tip For Hand Mudra’s:

Close your eyes, sit comfortably, soften your breath and your body will take care of the rest.

 If you find your mind is too restless or you can’t sit still, simply give your mind something to do so it feels useful. Repeating a mantra or affirmation is very helpful. Breathe in “I am peace” breathe out “I am calm”

 

Three Great Hand Mudra’s To Rejuvenate You:

 

1 - Hand Yoga For Liver and Better Digestion:

Create a fist with your fingers, resting the thumb on the ring finger. This mudra is believed to activate the liver and stomach energy for better digestion and elminination. It is recommended you practice for 15 minutes each day.

 

2 - Hand Yoga To Release Tension:

Curl the index finger into the base of the thumb. Now bring the tips of your middle and ring fingers to the top of your thumb. The tips of your thumb ring and index fingers are all touching. Your little finger is stretched out flat.  Bring your elbows close to the side of your waist. Close your eyes, focus on soft breathing into your belly and relax.

 

3 - Hand Yoga to release toxic emotions & open the flow of energy to your heart:

I recently learnt this particular hand mudra from a Deepak Chopra newsletter.  Its called the kapittahaka mudra. I’ve been practising it for five minutes every morning and keen to see what changes I notice over the next few weeks.

Sit comfortably. Tuck your ring and pinky fingers inside your palms. Rest your thumbs over the tucked fingers. Keep the index and middle fingers next to each other and extended. Hold your elbows in toward your body. Photo above. Focus on your breath and allow your body to do the rest.

 

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If you are excited about mudra’s like me and keen to learn more, a great starting place is “Yoga For The Hands by Sabrina Mesko”. Its a deck of beautifully presented cards which I love.  The front of the card shows the hand mudra position and the back of the card gives an explanation and handy hints.

 

Thanks for reading my article.  Carole Fogarty

You are welcome to come back and visit my blog the Rejuvenation Lounge   anytime or join me at any of my Womens Rejuvenation Retreats or Evenings:

 

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Relax and unwind with your own yoga eye pillow

Eight successful ways to connect to your inner wise voice

When did you decide to put yourself last:

 

Comments (15)
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This looks very relaxing and great for both mind and body.  I'm really interested in learning more.  Thanks for sharing all of this.
the liver and stomach energy for better digestion and elminination. It is recommended you practice for 15 minutes each day.
fingers next to each other and extended. Hold your elbows in toward your body. Photo above. Focus on your breath and allow your body to do the rest.
Just by holding hands and the tips of the fingers in certain positions to create a circuit that directs a flow of energy to certain parts of your body and brain. Now that my friends, is the power of the finger.
 
I am glad to have found such a online resource for hand yoga, because now when I am sitting at my desk all and taking a break from looking at my screen during my busy workday, I can now simply do some hand yoga exercises, which is so peaceful and calming to my fingers ,) thank you guys so much for sharing this wonderful and most useful hand yoga tips.
I really love the way you are writing articles. Yoga seems so easy and not complicated any more. I am a newbie, and still reading more about yoga than practicing it:)

I really love the way you are writing articles. Yoga seems so easy and not complicated any more. I am a newbie, and still reading more about yoga than practicing it:)

 

Relly Nice article about yoga, yoga is very good for human health and your tips can hepl people to get good health.Through yoga we can avoid many deseas.

 

Thanks

 

I really love the way you are writing articles. Yoga seems so easy and not complicated any more. I am a newbie, and still reading more about yoga than practicing it:)

 

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Just by holding hands and the tips of the fingers in certain positions to create a circuit that directs a flow of energy to certain parts of your body and brain. Now that my friends, is the power of the finger.

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I am agree with yoga .as hand yoga is realy gives power to us like elctricity flows in our body.

Hand yoga? Really? I haven't heard abiut it...How is it done? I would be very grateful for the answer!

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