The Asamyuta hastas, as described in the Abhinaya Darpana are 28 in number.
These Hastas are used as embellishments in adavus as well as to communicate meaning gesturally, The Viniyogas in the Abhinaya Darpana describe a number of possible gestural implications for each Hasta.
Please refer to the Shloka below for pronunciation. Please note that the separate movements of the head when put together in a Shloka form 'Sandhis', or compound words in the Sanskrit language. Words like 'ca', 'thatha', mean "and", "also". The separate words for each movement are also given below the shloka.
Patākas Tripatākordhapatākas Kartarīmukhaha
Mayurakhyordhachandraśca Arāla śukatundakaha
Muśtiśca Shikharākhyaśca Kapitta Katakāmukhaha
Sūći Chandrakala Padmakōśa Sarpaśirasthatha
Mrigaśirśa Simhamukhaha Kāngūlaśćalapadmakaha
Chaturo Bhramarasćaiva Hamsasyo Hamsapakśakaha
Samdamśo Mukulasćaiva Tāmrachūdastriśūlakaha
Ithyasamyuta Hastānām Aśtavimśati rērita”