Have you read my ultimate guide to mudras?
Mudras (symbolic gestures involving the body) are powerful tools for spiritual development and health.
There are hundreds of different mudras and they spread across different religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and yoga.
Learning mudras is an excellent way to advance your spiritual practice and health.
But what is the best mudras book to learn from?
Let’s take a look.
The Best Mudra Books To Read In 2017
1. Mudras: Yoga in your Hands:
I often refer to this book when teaching mudras.
This is full of the mant mudras from yoga.
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. They show you precisely how to perform the mudra correctly. And there are easy-to-follow guides to using mudras in your everyday life.
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.”
2. Mudras 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.
It covers 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.
3. Mudras for Body, Mind and Spirit:
This isn’t just a book. It’s a card set
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 that when I do this I start practicing mudras that I’ve not used in a while.
So if you’re looking for something a little fun and educational, Mudra For Body, Mind And Spirit is a great choice.
4. The Healing Power of Mudras:
- If you love healing mudras you’ll want to read THE DAILY MEDITATION’s article, 10 Sacred Mudras To Cleanse Mind, Body And Spirit.
The Healing Power Of Mudras is a solid, comprehensive guide to performing and using mudras. With particular not to how mudras can help us to heal.
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.
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?
Write me a comment.