Muki Mudra

A mudra ("seal", "mark", or "gesture") is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism. While some mudras involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers. A mudra is a spiritual gesture employed in the iconography and spiritual practice of Indian religions and traditions of Dharma and Taoism. Statues of fierce demons and calm Buddhas are often seen making various gestures with their hands and figures, each of which has a different symbolism.

The practice of the muki mudra calms the brain and the nervous system and can be helpful as prevention and reduction of anxiety, irritation or anger. It relaxes and rejuvenates the eyes and the facial nerves and tissues and is considered an excellent preparation for meditation. This is a muki mudra mandala, or a visual representation of the physical gesture. Color it with the kinds of colors that help you concentrate and calm your mind.