Vinyāsa Krama for the Catur Bandha in Mahā Mudrā for an advanced Āsana student……

This is an example of a Vinyāsa Krama for the Catur or four Bandha when staying in Mahā Mudrā as a Haṭha Yoga technique for working with the important Haṭha trilogy of Prāṇa, Apāṇa and Agni.

Here I am choosing not to focus on the Pūrvāṅga, the ascending or preparatory phase, nor on the Uttarāṅga, the descending or compensatory phase of the Āsana used in the Vinyāsa Krama for the whole practice.

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Then there are those Āsana that you learn solely for practices other than Āsana.

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Then there are those Āsana that you learn solely for practices other than Āsana.

Are we confusing the maturation of our Āsana practice with the maturation of our Yoga practice?

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Are we confusing the maturation of our Āsana practice
with the maturation of our Yoga practice?

According to the Gheraṇḍa Saṃhitā, Aśvinī Mudrā and Mūla Bandha are……

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According to such as the Gheraṇḍa Saṃhitā, Aśvinī Mudrā and Mūla Bandha
are seen as very different forms in terms of definition and application.
Regarding application, only Aśvinī Mudrā is focussed around
the repeated contraction of the anal sphincter muscles.

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Tri Bandha Sādhana starts from the top down rather than the bottom up.

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Tri Bandha Sādhana – Jālandhara, Uḍḍīyāna and Mūla,
starts from the top down rather than the bottom up,
in both senses.

Mūla Bandha is that part of Uḍḍīyāna Bandha that you do not release.

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Mūla Bandha is that part of Uḍḍīyāna Bandha that you do not release.

The Link between the practice limbs of Āsana, Mudrā, Prāṇāyāma and Dhyānam

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The Link between the practice limbs of Āsana, Mudrā, Prāṇāyāma and Dhyānam

One of the essences of Krishnamacaharya’s and Desikachar’s teaching focused on the developmental and progressive integration of the different aspects of ĀsanaMudrā, Prāṇāyāma and Dhyānam into a single constantly evolving organism.

Thus in honouring the Paramparā it is not possible for me to separate these four practice components into four completely disconnected study topics to be learnt in any random order.

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The journey towards Bandha begins with learning the process of……

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The journey towards Bandha begins with learning the process of active exhalation.

Plan a practice to stay in Mahā Mudrā with Uḍḍīyāna Bandha.

Āsana and Prāṇāyāma Practice Planning Q10.

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Plan a practice to stay 12 breaths each side in Mahā Mudrā with
Uḍḍīyāna Bandha, choosing and justifying the ratio used within it.
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