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The Language of Yoga

Mudra: A full bucket is your birthright

In the yoga tradition, a mudra is a hand gesture or bodily symbol that is meant to cultivate a certain “bhavana,” or feeling-tone.  The word “mudra” literally means “seal,” as in, “to seal something in.” The implication is that…

The Language of Yoga

Mantra: A tool for the mind

From the Sanskrit root “manas,” meaning “mind,” and “tra,” which translates as “tool,” a mantra is literally a tool for the mind. Yoga classes today are full of affirmations and “OMs,” however these “mind tools” are anything but new.…