EXPLORING THE BANDHAS

Geneva Moss
  • 15.06.24
  • 15.06.24
  • 15.06.24
  • 16.06.24


Expand your practice, understanding and awareness by working with yoga techniques that access physical, mental and energetic layers that powerfully affect your practice.

Who this course is for?

Anyone interested in exploring practice with subtle and not so subtle techniques of Bandhas in practice. Bandhas can affect your practice in the most surprising ways. Whether you are looking to strengthen physical awareness and capacity, increase mental clarity and focus or align yourself with the flow of your own life energy - we are all looking for ways to develop our practice. Start where you are and take away what you need.

Each section can be stand alone or optimally be taken together for deeper experience.

In each section we will first define our understanding of each bandha and how each affects the body, mind and energy. In so doing we will also examine the five forces of prana - the vayus - and the impact of each bandha on organizing and aligning mind and body with prana. We will then experience the bandhas in practice, taking the theory into practical experience. In each practice we will expand our understanding and experience of the relationship between breath, prana and bandhas.

The goal of each practice is to foster awareness and expand internal control and capacity. These practices will draw from the wisdom within hatha, tantra and kundalini yoga - systems of yoga designed to regulate and transform human self-awareness.

The effects of practice with bandhas are:
-improved digestion and elimination
-awakening energy
-cleansing nadis and energy channels
-toning visceral organs
-preparation of mind for meditation
-increased concentration
-assistance in relieving depression

Schedule: June 15- 16th 2024

Pricing: €30 per Session, Weekend package €100


Jalandhara Bandha - Throat Lock

Sa. 15.06.24 13:30 — 15:00
Preis: 30€

Jalandhara Bandha physically lengthens and strengthens the back of the neck, restoring alignment and stabilization - a great counteraction to all the repeated patterns of the head held forward in our daily actions. Jalandhara temporarily closes off the throat and the upward flow of energy, prana.On a more subtle level Jalandhara Bandha balances the thyroid and helps regulate metabolism, benefits our endocrine and nervous system and restores energy and assists in relieving stress.

Mula Bandha - Root Lock

Sa. 15.06.24 15:15 — 16:45
Preis: 30€

Physically, Mula Bandha strengthens muscles and capacity in the pelvic floor, external and internal sphincter muscles and the perineum. Practice will include breath retention as well as maintaining bandha with breath. Practice of Mula Bandha temporarily blocks the downward flow of energy, Apana Vayu. The subtle effects of Mula Bandha is cleansing physically and energetically, helps stabilize the mind, improves concentration and prepares one for meditation.

Uddiyana Bandha - Stomach Lock

Sa. 15.06.24 17:00 — 18:30
Preis: 30€

Uddiyana means 'to fly up" Physically, Uddiyana Bandha involves and strengthens muscles in the diaphragm, ribs and abdomen. Physically and energetically, this practice generates internal heat, improves digestion, purifies the digestive tract and stimulates blood circulation and energy flow throughout the body and brain. Practice of Uddiyana Bandha is linked with Samana Vayu which governs the absorption of energy. Uddiyana Bandha is energizing.

Sunday Mahabandha - combining all three

So. 16.06.24 11:30 — 13:30
Preis: 30€

Taking practice to the deepest level with an integration of Mula Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, and Jalandhara Bandha . Practice will include Aswini Mudra, Yoga Mudra and Mahabandha. This practice will include expanded breath retention combined with physical alignment to temporarily close the flow of upward moving energy and downward moving energy at the same time. The impact of this practice will increase sensitivity within breath retention, increase concentration of energy, awaken awareness and move this combination of awareness and energy upward along the central path of the spine - energetically away from fear and instinctive craving to illumined self awareness.