Mula Bandha (Root Lock)

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce mula bandha, known as the root lock.


Become familiar with mula bandha, including its uses, cautions and practice technique.


Define the Sanskrit phrase, “mula bandha” and describe its uses and effect. Provide a caution for practicing this bandha and explain an instruction that is recommended for beginners. Explain a danger of this bandha according to B.K.S. Iyengar. Describe the technique for teaching mula bandha to beginners, to intermediate-level practitioners, and to advanced students.

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