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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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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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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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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 Yoga of Money and Things.

Just like it’s important to know where your feet are in yoga, it is also important to know where your money is and things are in your life. There was a time when I thought that I was learning specific … Continue reading

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Inner Sanctum of the Pelvis

The pelvis contains an inner sanctum, I think. It is the home of ecstatic life-producing energy that participates in literally creating (and birthing) other lives, and supporting and inspiring the life of the being whose pelvis it is. It is … 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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