Namaste Yoga 73: Bandhas

This episode of Namaste Yoga will focus on teaching the bandhas. We will be working with mula (or moola) bandha, uddiyana bandha and jalandara bandha. These translate as root lock, navel lock and chin lock. The bandhas are muscular contractions that help to focus the mind, channel energy through the body in specific ways and balance the nervous system. Please note contraindications to the udiyana bandha are: colitis, stomach or intestinal ulcers, diaphragmatic hernias, high blood pressure, and pregnancy. Contraindications to the jalandara bandha are: cervical spondylosis, high intracranial pressure, vertigo, high blood pressure or heart disease