Just a few examples of the 40+ animal-named mudras that exist. Some of these are interwoven into the Animal Yoga™ classes but they mostly feature in the Animal Yoga™ workshops. Kurma Mudra (tortoise)Thought to imbibe the quality of steadfastness. Garuda Mudra (mythical bird/eagle)Thought to bring protection and connection with the spiritual plane of birds. Simhakranta Mudra (lion nature)Thought to invite in courage. Ashvaratna Mudra (horse-jewel)Though to invoke new perspectives on one’s life’s path. Kapittha Mudra (elephant apple)Believed to bring unity between our animal and spiritual sides. Surabhi Mudra (cow)Believed to invite empathy, awareness and hidden gifts for use in benefiting all beings. Kapota Mudra (dove)Believed to usher in humbleness and inward reflection.