Author: raisinloaf

Dru yoga, meditation, and Ayurvedic massage in Bicester – Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape!

Top tips for blogging from the heart

Over the past 30 days I’ve been taking part in a 30 day blogging challenge. When I was first inspired to so the challenge by a lovely lady called Linda, I was quite daunted by the task ahead…how was I going to blog for 30 consecutive days? What could I possible have to write about…
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Mudras for the end of the 30 day blogging challenge!

Well…I’m nearly at the end of my 30 day blogging challenge…in fact, today is day 30! So, today here is a mudra for abundance and a mudra that looks cute! Kubera mudra – gesture of wealth This mudra is good for focusing your thoughts on what you would like. You set an intention and think…
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Happy little mudras!

Today’s mudras are both thought to be good for boosting your energy and improving wellbeing! Two happy little mudras! Makara mudra – crocodile gesture For those of you who know makarasana (crocodile pose), you probably already recognised the makara means crocodile. This mudra is useful when you are trying to balance a lot of tasks.…
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Bring me sunshine!

Today’s mudras bring sunshine and grounding! Bhumi-Sparsha is great if you’re feeling a bit “Vata”! Manipura mudra – gesture of the solar plexus This mudra is quite challenging to perform but feels great! It is said to give you the courage to change and accept transformation. Focusing on this mudra may improve self-esteem, confidence and…
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Mudras for listening and expression

Happy International Yoga Day! In my role as a yoga teacher and a trainee counsellor, I find it is important to actively listen to people. The first mudra today is helpful for focusing on this. It’s also important as a teacher to be able to express myself – focusing on the throat chakra (vishuddi) is…
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Finger-knotting mudra fun!

Yesterday I promised you some finger-knotting fun…well, here are two mudras which you might need to warm your fingers up for! Kilaka mudra – good health key, mystical puzzle key. This mudra might look like a mystical puzzle but it’s a great one to try! It is said to help emotional balance and create a…
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Mudras for the sinuses

Today I’m looking at a couple of mudras which might benefit the sinuses with all this pollen about! Bhuchari mudra – gesture of gazing into the void. Quite a dramatic name for this mudra but it is really lovely to do! This mudra is performed as shown in the photo but with the thumb nail…
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More marvellous mudras!

So today I have a couple more mudras for you to enjoy…even though my autocorrect would like you to enjoy a nice madras! Adhomukha mudra – downward facing gesture This mudra helps you to focus on increasing wisdom and inner strength – it also helps you to prepare for meditation. It stimulates the digestive fire…
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Meditation mudras

Yesterday, I introduced you to the Jnana mudra – one of my favourites! There are lots of mudras to explore though so today I’m going to show you a couple that are great for use during meditation. Chin mudra – gesture of free consciousness. You will probably be familiar with this mudra – it’s the…
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Mastering mudras

I really love the beauty of hand mudras and the amazing way they can influence the subtle energy body to create a feeling of well-being. Mudra means seal, gesture, or mark. They are typically hand gestures but can also involve the body. I like to use hand mudras during my yoga and meditation practice to help…
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