Create stability, ease, and depth in any yoga pose by learning to incorporate two of yoga’s most important interior locks: mula bandha, the root lock, and uddiyana bandha, the navel lock. Together, these two locks bring stability and awareness to the pelvis. When mula and uddiyana bandha are mastered, yoga postures such as backbends, forward bends, twists, and inversions feel light, easy, and effortless.
The first class in Bandhas: Control and Strength explains the anatomy of the pelvis, and is followed by two isolation classes for mula bandha and uddiyana bandha. Once you are grounded in your bandhas knowledge, five pose-focused classes are included where you can apply your new understanding of bandha engagement: Forward Folds, Backbends, Inversions, Twists, and Sun Salutations. The final class in this plan is a full-length Hatha class that gives you the opportunity to practice everything you have learned.
It can take years for most students to master these locks in the pelvis, but mula bandha and uddiyana bandha are foundational yoga elements that every student should know. They allow for safer and deeper range of movement, as well as more extension through the spinal column. This plan provides all the tools you need to unlock a safer and deeper range of motion and more depth and precision in your practice.