five moody mudras { the 12 days of yoga }

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gyan mudra yoga cookie
On the 16th day of December, yoga gave to me

five moody mudras…

four heavy breathers }

three third eyes }

two turtle yogis }

and a yogini in the pose tree. }

I love mudras, so I hand-made these yoga mudra cookies. The hands can be so elegant. And expressive. You’ll see by the time you get to the 5th hand mudra below. :)

Yoga Mudra Cookies!

Gyan Mudra:

(pictured above. yes, that hand is insured for millions. ah, hand models!)

  • the mudra of knowledge
  • sharpens memory
  • enhances concentration
  • to the point: braiiiiiins!

abhaya mudra yoga cookie

Abhaya Mudra:

  • the mudra of fearlessness
  • brings courage + strength
  • reassurance, calm, protection
  • to the point: talk to the hand!

anjali mudra yoga cookie

Anjali Mudra:

  • the mudra of offering
  • opens the heart
  • calms the mind
  • eases stress
  • to the point: namaste!

dhyana mudra yoga cookie

Dhyana Mudra:

  • the mudra of meditation
  • enhances concentration
  • balance of thought
  • tranquility
  • to the point: the Buddha’s mudra.

fuck you mudra yoga cookie

Eff Yew Mudra:

  • the mudra of expression
  • powerful, only to be used in special circumstances
  • example: good to use when haters call you “unyogic”
  • also: very handy while driving
  • to the point: yes, i made this one up. no, i’m not making fun of hand mudras. i felt very passionately that this was an important one to include. i can’t leave you in the wilderness of the world to fend for yourself, can i? nope. i got yo back.

yoga mudra cookies

You are now equipped with the hand mudras of choice. May the yogic force be with you. Enjoy their beauty and use them wisely.

{ 7 more days of yoga cookieness + kookiness on the way! I think these are my best cookies so far. :) }  

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8 Comments to five moody mudras { the 12 days of yoga }

  1. Yum – are those gingerbread cookies? I’ve been struggling to learn all the mudras, but I have to admit in cookie form it is all coming together for me. Thanks for bringing mudras down to a level I can understand! Yogalicious!

  2. I wonder how people would take the “eff yew” mudra cookie say… on a cookie plate sitting at the office? Or maybe… a bunch given to your mother-in-law for xmas? Better yet, the perfect gift for the ex that told you he/she “just wants to be friends”? It seems like the perfect gift for so many occasions!

    Love the gingerbread lady!!

  3. You are getting good at this cookie making. I love these and mudras. I was just thinking I needed a refresher course in these.