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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

M for ABC Wednesday

ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 7: M is for.....




Mudra

While reading Q's Corner at http://q-corner.blogspot.com// (an especially wonderful blog), I noticed a book entitled Mudras: Yoga in Your Hands.Mudras: Yoga in Your Hands Because I credit yoga for much of my flexibility, I found mudras interesting enough to read several articles online and to watch various programs which further illuminated this method of movement.

According to the ubiquitous Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mudra: A brain research paper published in the National Academy of Sciences in November 2009, demonstrated that hand gestures stimulate the same regions of the brain as language.

I ordered the book and expect it show up mid-week in time to add spice to the gray days to come. Do you know mudras?




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25 comments:

photowannabe said...

I'm afraid I have to plead ignorance on this. It sounds very interesting. I hope you do some follow through after the book arrives.

Claudia said...

mudras - never heard about it..i was doing some yoga though for a while - but at the moment prefer to walk when i need to get my head clear..

Sylvia K said...

What an interesting post for the M Day! I haven't heard of this particular form of yoga, going to have to do some research and look into the book you've mentioned! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Hildred and Charles said...

Very interesting about hand language, - I have always found yoga both relaxing and stimulating, but don't do it much now, - I have lost the springs in my knees and can't find them!!!

Nanka said...

Great !! Highlighting Mudra as the M-Word, an unusual word i think, is very clever. Must add that the hand and eye movements in Indian classical dances are also called "Mudras."

anthonynorth said...

Never heard of this. You're always informative with your ABCs.

EG Wow said...

Mudras? This is something I ought to check out!

sandy, from gardenpath said...

Sounds interesting, I will look into it. Thanks, Sue.

I like your M.

Carver said...

I wasn't familiar with mudras but it sounds interesting. Original take on the letter M.

Gramma Ann said...

Do I know Mudras? I'm afraid not, until today. Each week I learn a few new things.

Maybe that is why so many people can't talk without using their hands to gesture with.

Roger Owen Green said...

I do NOT know mudras. sounds interesting.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Beverley Baird said...

I have never heard the term before but it sure sounds intriguing! You'll have to share more!
I have never done much yoga but I am hearing more and more about its effect on arthritis.

Leslie: said...

I guess I'm in the majority here as I've never heard of mudras but I must say I love that photo!

Halie Santos - Dayo said...

Yoga, wow! Mudras is something new to me. Please do a follow up about it. Thanks

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Amy said...

Sue, Leave it to Sherry to inspire and enlight! I'd be fortunate to find a totally mundane yoga class in my town. I've practiced, but it's been years; I could use more strength, flexibility and balance!

Ann said...

These look like smoke.

The chefs have made the pestle and mortar popular these days.

Mom's Place said...

Nope..never heard...but it sounds interesting.

Happy ABC Wednesday.

Cezar and Léia said...

Mudra, how interesting word and meaning! Thanks so much!
Léia

LisaF said...

It's always exciting to learn about new things to make life better. I've never heard of Mudra but it sounds like it may be beneficial. The photo is fantastic!

RuneE said...

It sounds much easier than what traditional yoga is supposed to be.

Kay L. Davies said...

Mudra sounds interesting, but before I look it up, I want to tell you how much I love the letter "M" you used in this post. It is lovely.

Kay, Alberta

Kim, USA said...

Wow this is amazing!
ABC Wednesday

Joy said...

Sounds interesting and relaxing. Never knew that is what the Indian dance movements were called.
Like your flexible M.

jabblog said...

Well, along with everyone else, thank you for teaching us something new :-)

Cheryl said...

I hope you love the book and practicing mudras. Some swamis only express themselves through mudras. That's something I've seen and found incredible.