About Mula Bandha (Root Bond)
The mula bandha (root bond) pose is the first yogic breathing technique in a series of three bandha exercises. The other two bandha exercises are the Uddiyana bandha and Jhalandara bandha yogic breathing methods. There are several mula bandha benefits but one of the most prominent mula bandha benefits is the control of the body’s energy flow. The mula bandha exercises can be performed independently or as part of your regular yoga workout routine. Attempting the mula bandha (root bond) pose will be easier if you practice the virasana and baddha konasana yoga postures prior to the mula bandha exercises.
Step By Step Instructions
Follow these guidelines to the mula bandha (root bond) pose very carefully to obtain all the exceptional mula bandha benefits!
- Position yourself in the Lotus pose. Keep your back straight.
- Focus your attention on your pelvic region, with a specific focus on the pelvic floor.
- Place your left heel at the base of the reproductive organs, and position your right heel at the suture of the groin region.
- Take a deep breath, hold it momentarily and contract your anal region as if you were attempting to pull the air in your abdomen upwards.
- Hold the contraction for as long as you can. Then breathe out and allow your body to relax.
- Repeat the sequence for 5 to 10 rounds. Switch the position of the heels and perform the sequence again for 5 to 10 rounds.
- Do not exceed a total of 60 rounds of the mula bandha exercises in one sitting.
The mula bandha benefits extend over both your physical and mental being.
- Makes it easier to perform other yoga postures.
- Helps to control the flow of energy through the body.
- Energizes the spine and supports the sitting posture.
- Acts as an appetite stimulant.
- Alleviates constipation.
Things To Remember
The mula bandha (root bond) yoga pose should be practiced under the supervision of an experienced yoga teacher who can guide you through the sequence.