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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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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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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 do I mean by “mulabandha”?

I’m writing this post because I’d like to give form to my quest for mulabandha. I am casting my net a little wider than the confines of “lifting the pelvic floor” during yoga practice, even though this might be an … Continue reading

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Initial Project Proposal

Yogaview level 2 teacher training research project, Winter 2010/2011: Mulabandha! (Hara! {?}) Pelvic floor in yoga! This is the direction I’d like to go with my research project… I will use a three-pronged approach, including (1) research in books like ‘Moola … Continue reading

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