Yogamudra, aka: Yogamudrā, Yoga-mudra; 2 Definition(s)

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Yogamudra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Shilpashastra (iconography)

In the Yogamudrā (योगमुद्रा), the palm of the right hand is placed in that of the left hand and both together are laid on the crossed legs of the seated image.

Source: Google Books: Elements of Hindu iconography
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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Yogamudrā (योगमुद्रा, “yoga seal”) is a Sanskrit word referring to a type of hand seal (mudrā), used in Yoga. It is composed of the words yoga and mudrā (seal).

Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga
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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Hathayoga
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Mahamudra
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Jnanamudra
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Varadamudra
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Yoga-vasishtha
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