Definition of mudra in English:

mudra

Syllabification: mu·dra
Pronunciation: /məˈdrä
 
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noun

  • 1A symbolic hand gesture used in Hindu and Buddhist ceremonies and statuary, and in Indian dance.
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    • This program uses dance mudras as a communication tool for the speech-impaired.
    • Then it was all about traditional dance with mudras and gestures.
    • Unfortunately, somewhere along the way disco fever challenged India's classical dances and today most young Indians can't tell a mudra from the ‘Yo man, peace!’
  • 1.1A movement or pose in yoga.
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    • Besides the academic curriculum, children are taught yoga and mudras aimed at developing their IQ and memory power and to strengthen them mentally and physically.
    • She instructs them through touch, teaching the mudras and movements at first through fingers and hands.
    • The mudra which is used with most meditative poses is the ‘Gian Mudra.’

Origin

from Sanskrit mudrā 'sign or token'.

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