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