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During the practice session on Mudras of the Ajarya Yoga TTC program, the following question was brought up in relation to Mudras.

What are the main types of Mudras? What is their significance? What are the limitations while doing Mudras?

The Yoga teacher in session, Acharya Narender, explained that there are two major categorizations of mudras. These are:

  • Hand Mudras (Hasta Mudra)
  • Body Mudra

Mudras are the next progression after Asana and Pranayama. Each Mudra is set up differently, some of which the students will experience during the course of the Teacher Training Program. What is important to note is that Mudras are powerful tools that work at the physical and emotional level besides manipulating the energy.

According to Tantra, mudras are important tools to open spiritual locks as well as mental blockages.

Their limitations depend upon individuality, hence must be taught only by a teacher.

While understanding the working of Yoga upon body fitness, the following question was raised by a TTC student, during the daily interchange of ideas:

Stiffness due to Parkinsons

Diana: How is it that stiffness develops during Parkinsons?
The Yoga Anatomy teacher responded that the over usage of neurons degenerates the basal ganglia which in turn causes a disturbance to the Dopamine levels. So, the imbalance of the two control systems – the nervous & the endocrine systems – disturbs the coordination of muscles.

This leads to issues such as a stiff body, short step walk etc.. It also leads to tremors at the extremities of the body (hands/ fingers)

Correlation of Yoga practices to help in Parkinsons is an important subject for yoga therapists. If you feel you have a perspective that you would like to share regarding the above question or something that may help the questioner further, please share by commenting through the box below.

The following question was raised by a student of the Ajarya Yoga TTC program, during a discussion on the larger meaning of Yoga:

Georgina: How can one live without being overwhelmed by the senses and their emotional functions – such as, anxiety during examinations or while caring for someone?

YTTC Student Question

The teacher responded that it is the branch of Karma Yoga that answers such questions. Karma Yoga, which teaches the skill and art of seeing work as a duty without getting ´attached´ to the work emotionally is the way forward.

It is because of this that the TTC program included components of Karma Yoga for the student to witness and understand this new ´way´ of daily action.

If you feel you have a perspective that you would like to share regarding the above question or something that may help the questioner further, please share by commenting through the box below.

This is an extremely interesting addition to our blog. Through this Question & Answer category, we will be posting questions on Yoga, Spirituality etc. raised by our growing community of students and contributors.

- Students of the Ajarya Training programs, and their deeper queries related to yoga and Yoga techniques

- Contributors who may like to post questions that trouble them or for which they seek experiential answers

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