Mudras are hand gestures that were used in meditation and that are now used in the yoga practice: yoga asanas, meditation, ceremonies, dance etc.
It is considered that each finger of the hand corresponds to an element, the same way Ayurveda considers that each cell of our body is composed of the 5 elements: Fire, Water, Air, Earth, Ether.
The thumb corresponds to the fire element, the index to the air element, the middle finger is the ether element, ring finger is the earth element and the little finger is the water element.
The hand positions are considered to have a very powerful effect on balancing energy, healing and a regular practice of 15 to 20 minutes per day of these mudras can bring amazing results. So easy... The practice can be done anywhere and anytime (on the bus, at the beach, while traveling, during your yoga practice of course etc.)! .