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Exploring the Bandhas

The esoteric focus of hatha yoga is the cultivation and redirecting of prana (subtle life energy). The bandhas (energetic locks) are one of hatha yoga’s most essential tools for accessing prana, revitalizing the body, and empowering the mind. The advanced practices of pranayama and meditation arise from the effortless and subtle application of the bandhas. In this 6-part workshop, explore the context and practice of the three major bandhas: mula bandha (root lock), uddiyana bandha (abdominal lock), and jalandhara bandha (chin lock), and take your hatha yoga practice to the next level!

Format: Multiple videos with audio download
Length: 79 mins

About the Teacher

Sandra Anderson

Senior faculty at the Himalayan Institute, Sandy teaches yoga, meditation, and philosophy, and is a key instructor in the Institute's teacher training programs. She is the coauthor of the award-winning book, Yoga Mastering the Basics, and a frequent contributor to the Himalayan Institute's online Wisdom Library. Her work draws on her immersion in the living oral tradition, traditional texts of hatha yoga and tantra, training in Sanskrit, and her background in environmental science. A long-time resident at the Himalayan Institute with a diverse background and life experience, Sandy has a unique capacity to convey the richness of spiritual life in the contemporary world.

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