Mudra” is a Sanskrit term, meaning a ritual or symbolic gesture. Most mudras are done using the hands and fingers. For example, a common mudra in yoga practice is the Anjali Mudra — palms together at the heart. But there exists over a hundred mudras, each with different intentions and uses.

One mudra that is particularly useful during times of stress is the Mudra of the Three Secrets, or Tse Mudra. The Tse Mudra is an ancient mudra practiced by Taoist monks and is known as the mudra to combat anxiety and depression.