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Symbolism of Hamsa - The Swan




"Hamsa" comes from Sanskrit, meaning Swan


AS A SYMBOL IN KOLAM

The Swan is often identified with the Supreme Spirit, Ultimate Reality or Brahman in Hinduism.

Its flight symbolizes moksha, the release from the cycle of samsara,the liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth




AS A MUDRA

In Indian classical dance, "Hamsasya Mudra" means a Swan’s Beak

In other healing arts, this is known as Jnana Mudra, or Gyan Mudra,

sign of knowledge, peace and meditation


How to do :

  • Sit or stand confortably

  • The Thumb and the Index finger touch each other at the tips, while the other fingers are straight, separated and stretched

Close the eyes and be present with the mudra

Be aware of the hands, the body, the breathing, the mind …

Open to all that you experience


Benefits:

The circle formed by the forefinger joined with the thumb

allows the energy to re-circulate from the heart center out to the fingers

and back

creating a Pranic circuit,

which maintains and redirects the prana, or life force,

within your body

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