Hand Mudras - 24 before meditation, 8 after meditation
8 offerings mudras
Laughing baby: Mudra
I believe you've heard about hand mudras, right?
"A mudra is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism. While some mudras involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers."
The first time I saw someone doing hand mudras was around 35 years ago. I was watching one of my spiritual teachers doing it (that time there was no internet here yet). He learned it when he was in India. I practiced it later and could do it for years but had forgot about it for a very long time ago. Then I saw it again in the movie (Little Buddha 1993). A Tibetan monk did a beautiful hand mudras. Recently I searched on youtube hoping to find some hand mudras that I already forgot. Unfortunately, the world has really changed a lot. I posted the links of some (very short) videos here in case you might be interested. Anyway, I also came across the viedo called, "Laughing baby: Mudra" (the last one above). Though I knew that it was just a joke but I could not stop staring the little girl's hands. She somehow really was doing hand mudras!
"What pattern connects the crab to the lobster and the orchid to the primrose and all the four of them to me? And me to you?" - Gregory Bateson (from “Mind and Nature”)