Salutation Seal

Last Updated: November 27, 2017

Definition - What does Salutation Seal mean?

Salutation seal, a prayer position, is one of the mudras (gestures) of yoga. In salutation seal, the palms are brought together in front of the heart. This is a common gesture of greeting for various cultures in Asia and a special mudra that provides various health benefits in yoga practice.

Salutation seal is called anjali mudra in Sanskrit.

Salutation Seal

Yogapedia explains Salutation Seal

Salutation seal can be performed while in various yoga poses, including easy pose (sukhasana) and tree pose (vrksasana). Salutation seal is also featured as a key gesture in Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara) sequences.

Some of the health benefits of salutation seal include:

  • Stimulates the heart muscle
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Promotes inner calm
  • Improves concentration
  • Promotes cognitive ability
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