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Mudras: Ancient Gestures to Ease Modern Stress,9780943990408

Mudras: Ancient Gestures to Ease Modern Stress

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Mudras: Ancient Gestures to Ease Modern Stress guides you through simple hand gestures known to relieve stressful feelings. These gestures are timeless: when you wave good-bye, when you place your hands over your heart upon hearing bad news, when you shake out your hands after a tense encounter-you are using mudras. Now you can harness the power in hand gestures deliberately. This book teaches you the how and why of these ancient gestures. Easy to learn, easy to use anywhere, any time, mudras are an effective, no-cost addition to the ways you already take care of yourself and those you love.

Author Biography

Emily Fuller Williams has practiced massage therapy since the 1980s with an emphasis on its emotional benefits. She began incorporating mudras into her work several years ago. Ms. Williams is a sought-after massage and mudras instructor at conferences and trainings. She and her husband and two sons live in Cleveland, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Getting Startedp. 15
Three stories about mudrasp. 15
What are mudras and how can they help?p. 16
How long will I need to do mudras before I feel a change?p. 18
How can I get started with mudras?p. 18
I'm so busy and stressed. How can I ever make time for mudras?p. 19
If I have an issue, how do I know where to start?p. 21
Using Individual Mudrasp. 25
List of mudras by groupp. 26
Releasep. 27
Relaxp. 31
Restorep. 35
Rechargep. 39
Reframe thinkingp. 43
Refresh mindp. 47
Identifying What You Are Feelingp. 55
Types of feelingsp. 55
How do I know what I am feeling?p. 56
Seven feeling poemsp. 56
Tuning in to your feelingsp. 57
How do I know if a feeling has a physical or emotional origin?p. 59
Combining Mudras to Solve Issuesp. 63
Common Issuesp. 63
How can I combine mudras myself?p. 65
Reviewp. 65
Step-by-step techniquesp. 68
Sample worksheetsp. 68
Enhancing the Power of Mudrasp. 77
Ways to strengthen mudrasp. 77
Closingp. 79
Resourcesp. 81
Indexp. 83
Mudra Diaryp. 87
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