Discussion of meditation in the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions.
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Post by ananda » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:05 am

How does a mudra effect the quality of our meditation ?

How would using Gyan Mudra instead of Dhyana mudra meditation change the quality of breathing meditation ?

Does it matter what mudra we use ?
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Re: Mudras

Post by Seishin » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:18 pm

I guess that really depends on what school you follow. I've heard some say that it focuses your energy (chi/ki) to your dantien and helps your breathing, and therefore your focus. I've also heard that it's not important and to simply sit confortably.

Sometimes, I think it's simply a sign to others that you are meditating and not snoozing :tongue:

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