To learn more about mudras, explore Mudras For Awakening The Energy Body deck and book set written by Alison DeNicola with artwork by Sabina Espinet. This 40-card deck and book set is designed to awaken the energy body and support health and wellness in an easy and accessible way. This deluxe set of 40 colorful cards presents 7 chakras and 33 mudras chosen for their ability to focus energy and expand consciousness.
By directing breath and awareness, these mudra hand poses can deliver numerous benefits for both physical and emotional wellness. The cards present inspirational artwork on one side with instructions on the other side, so they can be used for yoga and meditation classes, on-the-go stress relief, or daily affirmations. The 112-page illustrated guidebook offers instructions for the poses, information about their health benefits, and guided meditations for putting mudras into the practice. From Spirit of Change Magazine, December 11, 2015, by Alison DeNicola:
"Mudra is defined in traditional usage as a seal, gesture or symbol of the hands, body or face to expand the breath, consciousness, or energy systems of the user. There are hundreds of mudras from the spiritual traditions of India and Tibet. Many of these are mudras for the hands, but also include gestures of the eyes, face and body.
Commonly used in the practice of yoga and meditation as a tool to channel higher energies into the body, mudras are very often paired with pranayama (breath work), asana (physical postures) and mantras (spoken word). Mudras are a remarkably useful way to activate and awaken our physical bodies for self-healing and self-awareness.
They have the added bonus of awakening and balancing the deeper levels of ourselves called the energy body. This deeper level includes the energy system, which is made up of meridians and chakras. If you have practiced yoga or experienced acupuncture or acupressure, you probably are familiar with these terms. It is not necessary however, to be an expert in energy medicine or yoga philosophy to use mudras in your daily life and reap the benefits."
Sabina Espinet is a multi-cultural artist based in Colorado whose work is influenced by nature, mythology and spiritualism.
Alison DeNicola is a Connecticut-based yoga and meditation teacher and energy healer.
- ISBN 978-1-57281-963-4
- Size: 49 cards measure 4.25" x 5";
- Box measures 4.5" x 5.25"
- Author: Alison DeNicola
- Artist: Sabina Espinet