Back with some phresh fotos... at least for the month of October...

03 July 2021

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY SEVEN h

 Saturday Symmetry

This is the follow-up photo from the single hasta-mudra shot provided in TAKE NINETY THREE. As seen in the airport in Delhi.

The handshapes exist in modalities such as Bharatnatyam (classical dance), yoga for pranayama and in ceremonial practices. Once learned by almost everyone, this ancient communication and health technique is now only used by those who choose to follow any of these things in-depth (in the same way as Sanskrit... although there is a resurgence).

9 comments:

  1. It's amazing what you can learn about a country's cultures in its airports, more so in Asia perhaps than in other parts of the world.

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  2. Fascinating. Do all the mirrors focus any thing in particular? What is their purpose?

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    1. Hari OM
      They are not mirrors - discs of copper only, I think to deaden echo a little, but decoratively! Yxx

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  3. Hello,
    What a neat sculpture. Is it like sign language, is there a message?
    Take care, have a happy day!

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    1. Hari OM
      As stated in the blurb, it is for communication (of concepts) and for health (similar to 'chi' system). Yxx

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  4. i liked the hand sculptures even before I read the post. they are pretty amazing as art and the words makes it better.. really interesting to me

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  5. Once I read about these in Reader's Digest. I was suggested that one repeat sounds as your 4 fingers touch your thumb.
    Now for a bit of NC State U trivia: Our mascot is a Wolf...thus the nickname WolfPack
    During all sporting events, attendees touch their middle and ring finger to their thumb. Leaving up the index and pinkie. If you look at it from the side, it looks like a canine profile. Then as the excitement rises the one moves the middle and ring up and down on the thumb..looks like a canine barking.
    Hugs Cecilia

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    1. hari om
      LOL - that's fun! Yes, the sound uttered when using mudras for health and meditation are things such as Om, Hum, Ram and so on... the heart chakra chant is .... Yam (pronounced yum). Yxx

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