Tag Archives: mudras

Fall Changes and Celebrations of Nature

Here in the Midwest I am blessed with experiencing¬†all the seasons of the Earth in full force. We have a cold and snowy winter, the raging waters of spring, a hot sunny summer, and the beautiful colors of fall. I … Continue reading

Posted in all, Living, Odissi Dance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mudra 3: Arda Pathaka

The exact translation of this mudra is half-flag. I am not sure that this is the same as flying a flag at half-mast to allow “the invisible flag of death” to fly at the top of the mast, but the … Continue reading

Posted in all, Henna, Living, Odissi Dance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mudra 2: Threepathaka

The literal translation of this mudra is three parts of a flag. As I reflect on this I am reminded of many things with three parts; a story or sonata, an atom, our government, the brain. My favorite uses of … Continue reading

Posted in all, Henna, Odissi Dance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mudra 1: Pathaka

This very first mudra that I learned. It represents a flag. An important symbol joining together nations and people all over this Earth. It is reminding us how we are all connected. Of course, for dancers this mudra is used … Continue reading

Posted in all, Henna, Odissi Dance | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mudras: Seals of the Hands

As life energy flows out from our heart, through our arms and to the tips of our hands one generates the potential to create and heal. Writing, cooking, painting, touching, holding… In Sanskrit the root of this word mud means … Continue reading

Posted in all, Odissi Dance | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment