There are ten common states of awareness and activity which can be accessed or gotten into using simple hand gestures. There is also a body movement component to these states. The video below describes these gestures. The table below the video has specific information about each state.
|State Number||Mental / Interaction State Name||Brain/Body Location||MUDRA to get INTO this state, or GESTURE describing it. (See videos below).||Typical Affirmation for this State|
|1a||WATER (self-focused), Being Down-and-Forward||I've got to keep going and moving.|
|1b||WATER (relationship-focused), Bending and Returning||I will return when you leave.|
|2a||WIND (self-focus), Being Back-and-Up||I've got to keep thinking, or talking to myself.|
|2b||WIND (relationship-focused), Getting out of the Way||I will get out of your way.|
|3a||FIRE (self-focus), Being Up-Front||I've got to keep planning, and talking to others.|
|3b||FIRE (relationship-focused), Meeting the Other Directly||I will play your game with you.|
|4a||GROUND (self-focused), Being Back-and-Down||I've got to keep sitting here.|
|4b||GROUND (relationship-focused), Forming a Barrier||I have strong boundaries.|
|5a||METAL (self-focused), Having the Outsider's Viewpoint||I see things as others do in this situation.|
|5b||METAL (relationship-focused), Seeing Each Others' Truth||I see your truth and you see my truth.|
|6a||SPACE (self-focused), The Originating Container||I relax and empty myself.|
|6b||SPACE (relationship-focused), The Group Relaxes||We relax together.|
|7||ME FOCUSED ON YOU, Being aware Out In Front of Me||You matter to me, You are important.|
|8||ME FOCUSED ON MYSELF, Being aware Inside of Me||I am important, I am significant.|
|9||THE WORLD, Day after Day, It's the Same Thing||I am in the same "boat," or situation, as everybody else.|
|10||GOD, Putting hands down and letting the Unknown take the next step for you.||I trust in what is next.|
When practicing in private meditation, use the whole mudra.
When practicing in an actual situation, use a slight hand gesture that approximates the mudra, say, just stick out the main finger of the mudra a little bit, or tilt the hand(s) toward the other or yourself, or relax them.