योनि मुद्र: yoni mudra
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Yoni Mudra is used as a principle in meditation and/or yoga practice to reduce distraction during the beginning of yoga practice. In Hindu philosophy, the yoni, meaning “womb”, “uterus”, “source” or “origin” in Sanskrit, is the origin of all life according to Tantra, Vedas and Bhagavad Gita. Yoni is a stylised representation of female genitalia representing the creative power of nature and the goddess shakti in Hinduism. The mudra, that is the specific intentional gesture or “seal” of the hands, head or other body parts, is adopted to stimulate different parts of the body and mind, and to affect the flow of prana (in-breath) in the body. Yoni Mudra refers specifically to the attitude of the womb in a yoga practice.