Right now I’m researching yoga mudras so I can teach them to my 98-year-old Grandma. She’s taking therapy to regain her strength after recently being sick. As I read the descriptions of the mudras, I was fascinated.
They are designed to join together the energy areas of the body. At first glance, this stuff seems flaked out. That’s what I thought about acupuncture, too. Until I tried it for myself.
I thought: Why do we label certain things as “good” or “bad”, “acceptable” or “taboo?” when we do that, we lose out on a lot of helpful and useful information.
The more I read the descriptions of the mudras, it hit me. Isn’t this joining of energies something like the closed-chain and open-chain exercises of physical therapy and exercise science? And isn’t the energy coursing throughout the body (prana, chi, or whatever you want to call it) what we “Westerners” call the endocrine system, the nervous system, and other things?
When we close-off our perceptions and opinions, we also close the humor nature that fosters creativity.