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Exploring the Bandhas

The esoteric focus of hatha yoga is the cultivation and redirecting of prana (subtle life energy). The bandhas (energetic locks) are one of hatha yoga’s most essential tools for accessing prana, revitalizing the body, and empowering the mind. The advanced practices of pranayama and meditation arise from the effortless and subtle application of the bandhas. In this 6-part workshop, explore the context and practice of the three major bandhas: mula bandha (root lock), uddiyana bandha (abdominal lock), and jalandhara bandha (chin lock), and take your hatha yoga practice to the next level!

Format: Multiple videos with audio download
Length: 79 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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