A Mudra is an Energetic Seal or Spiritual Gesture
of authenticity employed in the iconography and spiritual practice that facilitates the flow of energy in the subtle body. Mudras help you draw yourself inward.
Each Mudra is a symbolic gesture that can stimulate different areas of the brain transmitting an exact goal of channeling energy flow
during meditation. While some Mudras involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers.
'Mudra', a Sanskrit word, is a symbolic hand gesture that has the power of producing joy and happiness, improves Yoga practice and holds an innate healing power and has been used for centuries for healing various ailments.
This particular style of Kriya Yoga is also practised by the great yogic master and international teacher, Parama Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji
Mudras & Meditation -
Much like postures, the most effective mudras for meditation are often the simplest. The mudras pictured are not only easy to perform, but also highly effective for meditation.
Easy Sitting Pose (Sukhasana) is a common seated position for mudras and meditation, and comfort can be enhanced by sitting on a folded blanket or cushion. Lotus Pose (Padmasana) may be suitable for practitioners with sufficiently open hips and strong backs.
“The best position in which to perform mudras is what the meditator finds most comfortable and natural. Those who feel too stiff to sit on the ground may need a chair. Others who may be injured, elderly or unfit may prefer lying down”
Swami Sahaja Datta Pada, Mysore
"Swamiji, you give so many things to your devotees, how come you never give me anything?"
He looked at me and said in the most compassionate voice, "I don't give you anything, for I have kept you in my heart"
Swamy Vishnudatta Padarenu, Russia
Sri Swamiji addressed me by my name, Varada Raja, greeted me, allowed me to do Namaskaram, and then began speaking with me as though He had known me for several years....
Mysore Patrike Venkatramu
"I bless all those who come to me irrespective of their caste or religion. If a Christian comes to me I tell him to believe in Jesus and continue to have faith in his own religion. Likewise, if a Muslim comes to me I stress upon the importance of being a good Muslim and follow his own faith..."
S Dwarkanath, Mysore
"Your friend Satyanarayana has become a Swamiji, I went and paid my respects, you also go and do the same", I did not pay any attention to this talk so she hit me on the head....
C S Venkatesh, Bangalore
"Wherever you work, as a clerk or an engineer, be honest and sincere and pray to God and your Guru. You will come out good in life".....
Krishan Kumar, Mysore
Then He took me to His room and showed me a map of India, showing certain places saying that He wanted to go there. "Will you take me? Will you take me?"....
"Don't worry; Sri Swamiji will take care." I realized at that moment that he was answering my thoughts. He knows everything for He is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. He is my master.....