Author Archives: Root Wisdom Yoga

Maya Abdominal Massage Revelation

The last time I saw Leslie Howard I heard her say something about Maya Abdominal Massage—we didn’t even talk about it exactly, but I filed it away as something I wanted to try. Pretty soon after that I was having … Continue reading

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Who rode in on the starship uterus?

I did!! And I’m here to say hallelujah! So glad I made it! I came here to live my life and to experience things is my own particular and unique way. Yay! And to literally “go where no one has … Continue reading

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Mulabandha.

This post is a talk I gave as a presentation of my research project to my friends in the Level 2 Teacher Training at Yogaview. “Mula.” The meanings of this word include root, origin and mule. “Bandha” is often interpreted … Continue reading

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Answering my own questions.

As a part of project mulabloga, I interviewed friends and yoga teachers about their pelvic floors in yoga. The answers were so precious, beautiful and personal. I’m going to try to answer these same questions now for you. 1. How … Continue reading

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Limitless Mulabandha

When I saw the new movie, Limitless, I recognized some of the increased mental capacity as similar to an ascribed benefit of practicing mulabandha from the book, Moola Bandha, The Master Key. But in the film the character continued to … Continue reading

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Parasympathetic rules with mulabandha.

The book, Moola Bandha, The Master Key, by Swami Buddhananda roughly describes what might be happening in the nervous system when we practice mulabandha. When a yogi decides to practice mulabandha, something is happening in the brain—a thought that attempts … Continue reading

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Radiance replaces boundaries.

Closer to the beginning of this mulabloga research project I had an experience that I noticed particularly after my yoga practice one Friday. During the practice in a yoga class I had been paying particular attention to what was happening … Continue reading

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What is Mulabandha?

I’m nearing the official “endpoint” for my research project (but I’ll probably continue this blog and exploration for some time), and people are asking me, “So, what is mulabandha?” I’ll work on forming my answer here—it’ll just be a partial … Continue reading

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Pondering Pelvic Evolution

Humans and other primates are in principle quadrupeds, whose legs were stretched horizontally backward and then rotated by 90 degrees. Suddenly the weight of the inner organs lay no longer on the abdominal wall, but on the pelvis. In order … Continue reading

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A Whole New Body Part!

During my yoga practice today I felt as though I had a whole new body part. It has certainly been awakening in glimmers of awareness over some time, but today I felt as though I had something distinct and powerful … Continue reading

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