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Bandhas: The Awakening of Prana

Sun, Moon, and Fire: Philosophy of Hatha Yoga

The bandhas (locks) connect the work of the body in hatha yoga practice to the energy flow happening on a more subtle level. In this video, Sandra Anderson describes the three foundational maha bandhas and how their activation supports an integrated, expansive, and stable yoga practice. Learn how to incorporate these techniques, and awaken the inherent intelligence contained within the body’s energetic centers.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 4 mins

About the Teacher

Sandra Anderson

For over 25 years Sandra Anderson has shared her extensive experience in yoga practice and theory with students from all over the world. A senior faculty member and resident at the Himalayan Institute, her teaching reflects access to the living oral tradition, and the embodied experience of 30 years of dedicated practice. With a background in the natural sciences and studies in classical Sanskrit, along with frequent pilgrimages to India, Sandy has a rare capacity to eloquently convey the richness of spiritual life in our contemporary world. She is the coauthor of the award-winning book, Yoga Mastering the Basics, and was a contributing editor and columnist for Yoga International magazine. She is now a frequent contributor to YogaInternational.com, offering instructional videos, workshops, and articles. Sandy leads trainings and retreats both nationally and internationally, and at the headquarters of the Himalayan Institute.

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