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Lesson 55 - Mulabandha Enlivening sexual energy upward
Date: Tue Dec 23, 2003 1:36pm
New Visitors: It is recommended you read from the beginning of the archive, as previous
lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "Why
Now we are ready to add some new elements of practice to our pranayama session. That is,
in the writing and reading we are. In terms of your actual practice, it will depend very
much on your time line. To review, you may want to go back and reread the lesson called,
"What is your time line?"
Everyone is different, and you should only take on new practices according to your
capacity. This means you should be stable and comfortable in your current pranayama and
meditation routine before you undertaken new techniques. If you are borderline and go for
it, you will find out soon enough if you are taking on too much. That's okay. If you find
that you are taking on too much too soon, just go back to a comfortable level of practice
and try again later. Design a more gradual approach for yourself. No harm done. The
American president, Teddy Roosevelt, said, "A man's reach must exceed his
grasp." That obviously goes for women too. That is how we progress. But don't lose
your hand in the process. Use your common sense, and only take on what you can digest in a
reasonable period of time. The knowledge will be there when you are ready for it.
It should be emphasized that the practices we will be discussing are not recommended
without daily practice of both pranayama and meditation. If you try them without pranayama
and meditation, you won't get much out of them. And you could end up going in the wrong
direction, to boot.
So, with that, we will look at a practice called, "mulabandha." The translation
for that is, "root lock." The words are much stronger than the actual practice.
Everything we do here is gentle. Gentle persuasion, you could say. We want to gently coax
our nervous system to a higher level of functioning...
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The guru is in you.
Note: For detailed instructions on
mulabandha, see the AYP Asanas, Mudras and Bandhas book,
and AYP Plus.
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