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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

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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