anjali mudra

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malasana with anjali mudra

anjali = a gesture of reverence, benediction, salutation (from anj, “to honor, celebrate”)

mudra = seal (The gesture “seals” energy in the body and “seals” your relationship with the Divine.)

This gesture is also known as Hrdayanjali Mudra (pronounced hri-DIE-ahn-jah-lee, hrd = heart), the Reverence to the Heart Seal, or Atmanjali Mudra (OT-mon-JAH-lee, atman = self, derived variously from an, “to breathe,” at, “to move,” or va, “to blow”), Reverence to the Self Seal.

Excerpt From Yoga Journal (Pose Index) Anjali Mudra

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