The basic principles of Mula Bhanda

In yoga there are three classic areas of focused potential and dormant energy in the human body: Pelvis – Mula Solar – Uddiyana Throat – Jalandhara The pelvic or mula region is the most powerful of the three areas where there is an abundance of potential energy. This energy is generally scattered and used intermittently for sexual acts. Asana practice is a wonderful way to cultivate and use this energy for physical strength and mental clarity. The powerful technique used to awaken and direct this energy is called the Mula Bandha.

The word ‘bandha’ is defined as ‘a seal’ – to seal within, interconnect the inner systems. The bandhas are engaged physically, but their effects are on the overall energy and awareness levels of the mind. The Mula Bandha used in yoga asanas has many benefits. The Mula Bandha works synergistically. Engaging the ‘core lock’ enables the asanas to be held longer, protecting the low back muscles, making the practice of asanas safer. When the Mula Bandha is fully engaged, dormant potential energy is activated into the conscious network resulting in more support in the core lock. The distal muscle groups relax drawing the body energy levels from the periphery to the center.

mula bhanda for women
mula bhanda for women

Females engage the Mula Bandha by exhaling, contracting the muscles between the pubic bone and the tailbone, and lightly drawing the perineum up and in toward the abdomen. Pull the pelvic floor up toward the spine and feel the lower, deep abdominal muscles engage. Initially the anus and genitals need to be contracted, but with practice over time these areas become relaxed and the contraction is isolated to the perineum (the space between the anus and genitals). Specifically draw the opening of the cervix up and in.

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Males engage the Mula Bandha by lifting up the space an inch above the perineum, forming a triangle. The perineal space becomes indented, domed, and sucked in and up, creating empty space for the front of the pubic bone and sacrum to move toward each other. The intensity of the Mula Bandha contraction can be carried from 15 – 100 percent and it may be held for as long as possible.

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A Yogic, poet, writer fond of music. Working as banker.I believe Yoga,a way of life, an art that can be perfectly attained on regular practice and devotion.Regular practicing and proper breathing regenerates our cells making us more active,energetic and more vibrant a healthy and live soul.For me living with yoga is a regular process.A journey of regular internal and external growth. I am practising yoga as a disciple since last 15 years.With guruji’s blessing and guidance there is regular growth in inner consciousness and realization of the self.Mere missing yoga practice sometimes seems to be a loss of the divine energy we are blessed within. Yoga is reunion with yourself.Its regular and continous practice of breathing,asanas gives great energy in daily endeavours.This is to unite with your soul.Deep breath purifies our inner self making us more vibrant and energetic.Its fragrance is deeply felt everywhere giving us hope and positive outlook in everything we perform. Strengthening resoluteness or process sustains our values and beliefs. Value-based goals strengthen our motivation and impact.What transforms our behaviors is staring at everything of ourselves, in. Regular practice makes yoga an art.Surely an yogic is an artist.His performance and attitude towards life is different and holistic.He has a hope a live soul a sense of freedom from negative things from fear or anxiety. Yogic is a true karmic.His karma has a meaning a purpose.His action is graceful and just. ALTHOUGH THIS BLOG PRIMARY COVERS TOPICS RELATED TO YOGA AND ITS BENEFITS BUT I SHOULD QUOTE THE FOLLOWING LINES OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA THAT ALWAYS INSPIRED ME – “ Purity,patience,perseverance and above all love are the three essentials to success. Great occasions rouse even the lowest of human beings to some kind of greatness, but he alone is the great whose character is great,always.”

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