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by Emily Fuller Williams, LMT
Emily Williams

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Feature stories:
Mudras: Power in Your Hands
Relieve Stress with Scent, Sound, Self-Massage, Mudras

Reviewer and reader comments

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What professionals and parents say about Mudras:

"As a yoga teacher who actively practices with mudras, I'm thrilled to see a book that lays out simple ways for everyday people to benefit from these powerful tools. Mudras are easy, accessible and when linked to a conscious intention, they literally act as a touchstone for calming and refocusing the mind, grounding one's energy and bringing one into a state of presence. The best part of all is that there are no negative side-effects, and anyone can use them. Don't wait to get started!"
—Robin Rothenberg, Certified Yoga Therapist,
Author of The Essential Low Back Program: Relieve Pain & Restore Health.
"Mudras brings wonderful, age-old support to readers as they strive to improve their ability to be intentional and connected in their worlds and work. Being able to calm an emotional maelstrom by touching thumbs to middle fingers---who knew this had such power?! Mudras are definitely an asset and resource in anyone's Personal Safety Net."
—Judy Pigott, author of Personal Safety Nets: Getting Ready for Life's Inevitable Changes and Challenges
"Simple and effective, mudras can transform a state of mind from anxious to calm, from disorganized to focused, from tense to relaxed — in a manner of minutes. Mudras: Ancient Gestures to Ease Modern Stress is extremely practical and easy to use."
—Anita Boser, author of Relieve Stiffness and Feel Young Again with Undulation
"Emily integrates all four thinking styles to explain how hand gestures can soothe our daily stresses. She uses a practical, step-by-step approach to demonstrate innovative ways to manage our emotions and re-frame our thinking. Both children and adults will benefit from learning how to ease modern challenges in simple ways."
—Susie Leonard Weller, M.A., author of Why Don't You Understand? Improve Family Communication with the 4 Thinking Styles
"An excellent job of describing mudras and how they can be used. Clear and concise."
—Linda Budd, Ph.D., author of Living with the Active Alert Child: Groundbreaking Strategies for Parents and a psychologist who uses Eastern practices in her practice
"I'm a nurse and the mother of one. Mudras help me focus, and I really like how I feel when I do them."
"Despite the fact that I assume I'm one of the last people on earth who would believe in mudras, I do find that they help me."
—A mother of four
"I just had my first ever root canal so I was pretty tense. As I was lying in the chair, I thought I should do one of the mudras. The only one I could remember exactly was 'reduce stress.' I really think it made a difference. I was very relaxed. I'm interested to try a few more of them."
—A parent educator and mother of three
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