Yes there is.
In The Nitya ShodAshika Arnava Tantram (NSA), Lord Shiva depicts how to form the Khechari Mudra using the hands.
The 3rd Patala of the text is entirely dedicated to describing the Mudras that are used during the worship of Goddess LalitA MahAtripura Sundari.
The 1st verse itself is this:
Sri Devi UvAcha- BhagavanstripurAmudrAh suchitA na ...
In the Gayatri Mantra Upashana practicing 24 Mudras (hand postures) have been prescribed. The names of the Mudras can be found in the following passage from the Devi Bhagavatam's 11th Book's chapter 16:
Gâyatrî has seven S’iras (heads); Vyâkaranam (Grammar) is one; S’iksâ
is the second (that Amga of the Veda, the science which teaches the
You can find it being mentioned in the Gheranda SamhitA. The above pic is taken from this PDF of the text.
In Chapter 3 of the text several MudrAs are described. In that list, the 21st MudrA is the Aswini MudrA.
You can check page 38 of the PDF. The verses describing the MudrA and it's benefits are respectively the 82nd and 83rd verses of Chapter 3 (given ...
First of all the MudrA in the images is not ApAna MudrA at all. It is something else.
ApAna MudrA is formed when the middle, ring fingers and the thumb are conjoined at their tips.
There are the 5 principle Vayus viz - PrAna, ApAna, VyAna, UdAna and SamAna and we have 5 corresponding MudrAs too for each one of them. These MudrAs are used during doing ...
From an Upasmriti called the ViswAmitra Smriti, composed by Rishi ViswAmitra, finally was able to get an accurate textual description of how to form this so called Gokarna Mudra. And, from this textual description it's quite easy to form the Mudra.
It's there in a verse found on pp 14 of that PDF (which is in Sanskrit only). I am simply transliterating the ...
Well there is first to know the significance of the Mudaras.
Gheranda Samhita is a manual of yoga taught by Gheranda to Chanda Kapali. Unlike other hatha yoga texts, the Gheranda Samhita speaks of a sevenfold yoga:
Shatkarma for purification
Asana for strengthening
Mudra for steadying
Pratyahara for calming
Pranayama for lightness
Dhyana for ...
When exactly do we use different mudras?
In Hinduism, Mudras are extensively used during worship rituals. Mudra is an inseparable limb of the worship ritual.
The first step in a Shodashopachara Puja is Dhyanam, which itself is done using a Mudra called Kurmamudra.
The next step of the Puja is Avahana (invocation) which again is done with the help of 6 ...
To answer the question
What are Mudras ?
Mudras act as switches to send Prana to different part of the body just like switches can be used to activate different parts of a circuit:
Life energy can be intelligently directed through the circuitry of the
nervous system to heal mind and body.
Prana is the subtle life energy of body and mind. Long ...