Dating gestures mean
Religious and spiritual gestures are also common, such as the Christian sign of the cross.In Hinduism and Buddhism, a mudra (Sanskrit, meaning either "posture" or "currency" depending on the interpretation) is a symbolic gesture made with the hand or fingers.These types of gestures are integrally connected to speech and thought processes.
An example is the Vitarka mudra, the gesture of discussion and transmission of Buddhist teaching.Although some gestures, such as the ubiquitous act of pointing, differ little from one place to another, most gestures do not have invariable or universal meanings, having specific connotations only in certain cultures. The most famous type of gestures are the so-called emblems or quotable gestures (see the examples below).These are culture specific gestures that can be used as replacement for words. A single emblematic gesture can have very different significance in different cultural contexts, ranging from complimentary to highly offensive.In Mexico, television presenter Raul Velasco prominently used in his program Siempre en Domingo (Always on Sunday) a hand gesture that is commonly used by floor directors of television programs in North America to indicate to presenters the need for a commercial break.The gesture involves using the thumb and index finger to represent a letter "C".