(Last Updated on : 08/03/2011)
Mudras are a non-verbal mode of communication and self expression that involves the hand and the fingers. Mudras are the symbolical expression of inner feelings and inner psychological states. They also generate various qualities such as fearlessness, power, charity and peace in the practitioner and to on lookers. Based on the purpose and practice of mudra Mudra Vigyan has developed as a science and indeed as an alternative treatment procedure.
Mudra Vigyan is considered to be a non medical mode of treatment which is beneficial for the body and mind and at the same time to cure the disease. Mudras are of various postures of fingers and thumbs. In mudra vigyan, different diseases are treated by holding and retaining the fingers and the thumbs in different ways.
This simple measure of mudra Vigyan is surprisingly being able to restore a state of balance(homeostasis) within the body and by this the level of the resistance of the body of that performer increases.
Mudra Vigyan is an entirely distinct and independent branch of yoga. This is the science of finger postures, based on Yoga of elements that go to create the human body. The science that can help to uplift the human soul and promote to achieve almost divine powers and keep the body perfectly fit. Mudra Vigyan denotes that the five fingers are the representation of five tattvas.
Mudra Vigyan is also a science based on the principles of the Indian Medical Science or Ayurveda which lays down three factors primarily responsible for the body's ills, Vata (wind), Pitta (bile) and Kapha (Phlegm). According to this science 10 types of Vayus (Winds) circulate through the nerves of the human body and can be controlled with Mudras.