The word mudra is often used in conjunction with asana. In that case, mudra is a component of an overall asana in physical yoga. But, in these meditations, mudra is the focal point for actualizing an invoked energy or an invited quality of Presence. Then, Asana is lived as the overall motivation for wanting to invoke energy and refined qualities, and mudra is the actualization, the point of demonstration and distribution of that which was invoked.
We’re turning these ideas a bit on their heads in order to get at a deeper meaning and purpose of asana and mudra.
Downloadable podcast: intermediate mudra, actualizing energy