Understand the science and benefits of adding yoga mudras (gestures) and bandhas (internal locks) to your daily practice.
Part 1 of a 4 part series on Yoga Bandhas which begins with learning the science and benefits then how to practice Moolabandha (Root Lock).
Part 2 of a 4 part series on Yoga Bandhas continues with learning the science and benefits and how to practice Uddiyana Bandha (Abdominal Lock).
Part 3 of a 4 part series on Yoga Bandhas continues with learning the science and benefits then how to practice Jalandhara Bandha (Throat Lock).
Part 4 of a 4 part series culminates with combining all three previous bandhas and learning the practice, science and benefits of Maha Bandha, "The Great Lock".
This practice stimulates a number of pressure points located in the back of the mouth and nasal cavity which influence the whole body. A number of glands are also massaged stimulating the secretion of certain hormones and saliva. The practice reduces the sensation of hunger and thirst, induces a state of calm and stillness, preserves vitality of the body and is especially beneficial for inner healing.
This practice brings balance and tranquility to the nervous system, induces sensory withdrawal, stimulates all spinal nerves and massages the digestive organs.
This practice stimulates and relaxes the nerve muscles of the face, introverts awareness and induces a state of sense withdrawal.
This practice is an excellent preparatory practice for meditation, inducing a sense of relaxation and relieving anger. It also releases tension bringing on a feeling of tranquility, while stretching the back and opening the nerves which contribute to good overall health.