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Hand mudras are not new. In fact, they have been used for thousands of years across many cultures. Today, they can be found in daily use across the globe. However, they are most associated with Eastern traditions such as Buddhism and Hinduism. Westerners most often associate hand mudras with meditation and yoga practice, however, their uses and benefits extend far further.
Because hand mudras connect with the nervous system, they become a form of stimulation and communication between the practitioner, their body and the environment around them. Hand mudras have been used to communicate ideas in traditional dances, for deepening meditation, for achieving specific results, as well as for healing both acute and chronic conditions throughout the body. By touching specific nerves, parts of the brain and body are stimulated into action, generating physiological responses that yield very real results.