Mudras: the meaning behind the Buddhist hand gestures

These are commonly used in meditation and yoga

Stars Insider

30/01/24 | StarsInsider


If you're familiar with images of the Buddha, you have probably noticed that he is often depicted with his hands in certain positions. The same is true for imagery related to meditation and yoga. These hand gestures are called mudras, and they are part of Buddhist practice. But what do these hand position actually mean?

In this gallery, we go through some of the most popular mudras and explain their meaning. Click on for a real lesson.

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