Category Archives: Book

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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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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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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Why I prefer “sexual” to “creative” for the wild energy in yoga.

Nobel of the blog, Yoga in the Dragon’s Den wrote a post yesterday (Practice Report, Confessions of a Yogic Prude) that included a response to my article at Elephant Journal (The Sex of Yoga and Joy of Everyday Life). A … Continue reading

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The Pelvic Palace

Hara (self-energizing earth centre within the pelvic bowl) is the rock on which we build the temple of the body. Those who are centered in the chest have too much ego and those who are centered in the head have … Continue reading

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Rooting and Uprooting.

Ganesha is a Hindu deity, recognizable by the head of an elephant. According to Moola Bandha, The Master Key by Swami Buddhananda, “The deva, male aspect of mooladhara, is Ganesha.” Ganesha is known as the “remover of obstacles” and “lord … Continue reading

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Mulabandha* has Indian Roots.

It is of note, to me, that during this time of questioning “the nature and origins of postural yoga (asana),” (as it is stated on the back of Mark Singleton’s 2010 book, Yoga Body) that somehow I have chosen to … Continue reading

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What’s Up Down There?

This is the first book that I’ve read for project mulabloga: What’s Up Down There? by Lissa Rankin, M.D. The base of the pelvis isn’t just a scientific landmark. It is also a wellspring of sensation and associations. Back when … Continue reading

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