Just a few examples of the 40+ animal-named mudras that exist. Some of these are interwoven into the Animalia Asana® classes but they mostly feature in the Animalia Asana® workshops.

 

Kurma Mudra (tortoise) Thought to imbibe the quality of steadfastness.
Kurma Mudra (tortoise)
Thought to imbibe the quality of steadfastness.
Garuda Mudra (mythical bird/eagle) Thought to bring protection and connection with the spiritual plane of birds.
Garuda Mudra (mythical bird/eagle)
Thought to bring protection and connection with the spiritual plane of birds.
Simhakranta Mudra (lion nature) Thought to invite in courage.
Simhakranta Mudra (lion nature)
Thought to invite in courage.
Ashvaratna Mudra (horse-jewel) Though to invoke new perspectives on one's life's path.
Ashvaratna Mudra (horse-jewel)
Though to invoke new perspectives on one’s life’s path.
Kapittha Mudra (elephant apple) Believed to bring unity between our animal and spiritual sides.
Kapittha Mudra (elephant apple)
Believed to bring unity between our animal and spiritual sides.
Surabhi Mudra (cow) Believed to invite empathy, awareness and hidden gifts for use in benefiting all beings.
Surabhi Mudra (cow)
Believed to invite empathy, awareness and hidden gifts for use in benefiting all beings.
Kapota Mudra (dove) Believed to usher in humbleness and inward reflection.
Kapota Mudra (dove)
Believed to usher in humbleness and inward reflection.

 

 

NB: Representations sourced from the Mudras of India book by Cain and Revital Carroll.