(Mudrā): “Gesture,” “attitude,” or “seal.” Mudras can be described as psychic, emotional, devotional, and aesthetic gestures or attitudes. From a yogic standpoint, mudras represent attitudes and gestures meant to channel prana (energy) in a certain way to deepen concentration and awareness and to induce higher states of consciousness. That is why mudra is also defined as a “seal,” “short-cut,” or “circuit bypass.” A mudra also radiates the beauty of an elevated consciousness.