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Bandhas: Control and Strength

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Jared McCann is an international yoga teacher who has over a decade of practice in Ashtanga, Bikram, Dharma, Forrest, and Iyengar yoga disciplines. He is known for combining ancient yoga teachings with modern sequences to create a beautiful blend ...

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9 videos
2 hr 18 min
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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.

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Jared McCann is an international yoga teacher who has over a decade of practice in Ashtanga, Bikram, Dharma, Forrest, and Iyengar yoga disciplines. He is known for combining ancient yoga teachings with modern sequences to create a beautiful blend ...

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    This is a preview of Jared McCann's "Bandhas: Control and Strength" plan.
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    How To Approach This Plan

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    Anatomy

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    This class is all about the anatomy of the pelvic floor. Jared explains where mula and uddiyana bandha are in the body, and helps you gain a greater understanding of how th...
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    Mula Bandha Isolations

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    No matter how long you've been practicing, it may be difficult to gain awareness of the pelvic floor. With the simple exercises explained in this class, students will learn...
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    Uddiyana Bandha Isolations

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    Using Uddiyana Kriya, Vajroli Mudra, and abdominal exercises to target the lower belly, you will learn how to utilize the navel lock in postures and breathe at the same time.
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    Forward Folds

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    In this class, Jared connects the dots about how to use mula and udddiyana in forward folds. You will begin to understand that the entire body is a circuit and that using m...
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    Backbends

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    This class is all about backbending with bandhas. Jared breaks down the mechanics of mula and uddiyana in cobra and bow pose. With a complete understanding of stability, yo...
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    Inversions

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    Stability and balance come together as one. In this class, Jared will go over how the bandhas are used in dolphin, down dog, and forearm stand. You can practice these inver...
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    Twists

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    Using bandhas while twisting is crucial to take the twist out of your lower back and into your middle and upper spine. This video dissects chair twist and spine twist while...
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    Sun Salutations

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    This class goes into detail about how both bandhas are used in downward facing dog and in upward facing dog. Once the locks are found in these two foundational poses, you ...
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    Essential Hatha

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    This classic hatha class utilizes longer holds to give you time and space to recruit the correct muscles, find a calm steady breath, and enter a meditative state within eac...