The purpose of this study was A Mudrâ (Sanskrit: lit. "Seal") is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism. While some Mudrâs involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers. Mudrâ (Sanskrit) is "spiritual gesture" and energetic "seal of authenticity" employed in the iconography and spiritual practice of Indian religions and Taoism. The different types of Yoga Mudra aid in person achieve better health and mental condition through proper and regular practice.
Mudrâs are arm, hand and body positions used in the traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism. The great Buddha knew the use of mudrâs and is often depicted using these ritual gestures. Various Kung Fu forms contain positions identical to these mudrâs. Finger and their Connection to the 5 elements and our Universe are also made up of five basic elements. Our finger continuously emits various vital energy, electric waves and aura. Yogis believe that when different fingers from Mudras, they start electro –magnetic currents in the body and stimulate our conscious centre; Kendra creating balance and promoting health.
108 mudras are used in regular Tantric rituals. Mudras are also used in Indian Classical Dance. There are over 200 mudras in bharatanatyam and over 250 in mohiniattam.