What is the best mudra book? There are so many different mudra books available it can be difficult to choose. But I’ve read through them all for you in order to help you find the best mudra book for your individual needs. I personally recommend to all my meditation students that they buy at least one decent guide to mudras. Which one? Up to you. But let me share some of my favorites.
The Best Mudra Books To Buy
Mudras: Yoga in your Hands:
Mjdras: Yoga in your hands is definitely one of the best books on yoga mudras.
What makes this one of the best mudra books in the world is the quality of the illustrations. There are 82 illustrations of different mudras. These show you precisely how to perform the mudra correctly. You’ll also find a guide to using mudras in your everyday life. A very useful book indeed.
The book description says, ” Schooled in the traditional knowledge of this eastern art of healing, well-known Swiss yoga teacher, Gertrud Hirschi, shows how these easy techniques can recharge personal energy reserves and improve quality of life. These mysterious healing gestures can calm the stress, aggravations, and frustrations of everyday life.”
Mudra of India:
This book is a visual powerhouse. It has over TWO HUNDRED photographs of specific hand mudras. It’s worthing pick up a copy just for the photos. On top of that you’ll find an excellent read about the importance of hand mudras, along with extensive guides to how to use different mudras. An amazing book.
This book looks at mudras from Hinduism, including mudras used in yoga and Indian spiritual dance. The mudras are covered in detail and the authors tell you about the spiritual and cultural significance of the mudras while also making them accessible to newcomers. For each mudra you will see a general description, instructions, “application” of the mudras, and notes on the health benefits that each mudra offers.
For me, I enjoy this book because it is presented so cleanly and clearly.
Mudras for Body, Mind and Spirit:
This is actually a card set but I include it in this list because it works in the same way as the books.
Basically, with Mudras for Body, Mind and Spirit you get 62 different illustrated cards. The cards show you the hand gestures for you to copy. On the back of the cards you get details on the mudra along with a meditation. My favorite exercise to do with this set is to shuffle the cards and randomly pick a mudra and meditation. I find then when I do this I start practicing mudras that I’ve not used in a while.
Mudras for Body, Mind and Spirit isn’t just informative it’s also a lot of fun!
The Healing Power of Mudras:
On the surface this book isn’t any different to the others listed above.
Like all books in this list, with The Healing Power of Mudras you’re getting a solid guide to performing and using mudras.
What makes this book different is the fact that it talks about how mudras have been used in martial arts, dance and other areas. This gives you a fascinating look into the history of mudras.
There’s also a fascinating section on how to combine mudras with colours and music for an enhanced experience. It’s probably worth mentioning that this is also the least expensive product on this list at $10.86. Why is it so cheap? Well it is substantially shorter than some of the other books on the list. It weighs in at just over 100 pages, which is very thin. So be aware that you will be getting a diluted product with this, but it’s still pretty solid.
These are my picks of the absolute best mudra books. I would love to hear your opinion on this.
Do you have a favorite mudra book that you’re always using? What do you like about it?
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