Mudras or hand gestures in Qigong

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Mudras or hand gestures in Qigong

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In the Eastern tradition, Mudras are symbolic gestures or rituals performed with left or right hand or both hands at once to represent concepts and very definite ideas. At run energy is concentrated not only who performs them but also for those who beholds. They have their origin in ancient India, its meaning in Sanskrit is: stamp or impression left by it on paper. With the spread of Buddhism, China integrated them into their tradition and changed the Sanskrit term for Shu Ying characters.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine many energy meridians begin or end in the fingertips, addition each area of ​​the hand is related to a major organ, is an area reflects. Move the active hand and gesturing heart energy or xin is the seat of consciousness.

When the Health Qigong perform specific gestures, mind actively mobilizes energy and certain internal organs and emotional or mental states. It is very easy to see how the mood changes when you close your hand into a fist or the open forming a lotus.

Below are some common mudras practiced in qigong:



Tiger Claw · Hu Zhua


Drachenkralle · Long Zhuan


Finger reaches the sky · Tong Tian Zhi


Monkey's paw · Yuan Gou


Palma eight · Ba Zi Zhang


Fist with thumb out · When Juan Xin


Staghorn · Lu Jiao


Fist with thumb inside · Wo Gu


Natural palm · Zi Ran Zhang


Palma lotus leaf · He Ye Zhang


Hoja de Palma sauce · Liu Ye Zhang


Wing bird · Niao Details


Zarpa bear · Xiong Zhang

Source: Qigong Institute of Barcelona

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