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Moola Bandha: The Master Key

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Undoubtedly, this is the most detailed work so far produced concerning Moola Bandha, a Tantric practice much referred to in the classical texts but, until now, one which was little understood by the average practitioner. This book looks at all aspects of the practice - physical, mental, pranic, therapeutic, scriptural - and is an important work for serious students of Tant ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published December 31st 1998 by Bihar School of Yoga (first published June 1998)
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Geoff
Jul 06, 2012 Geoff rated it liked it
This was all-around a decent book, but not great.

The book is divided into roughly three main parts with multiple sections. Part one contains an extensive introduction to what moola bandha is and its possible effects on the practitioner. Part two talks about the association of moola bandha with Kundalini awakening. It details the separation of physical effects from the psychic senstation that arises from stimulating the mooladhara chakra by engaging the physical bandha. Part three is a nice secti
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Roxanne
Jun 24, 2011 Roxanne rated it liked it
Shelves: spirituality, yoga
Moola Bandha: The Master Key describes a system of muscle exercises and locks that lead to a release of pranic energy in the body and ultimately to spiritual enlightenment. Swami Buddhananda defines a "bandha" as a bind, restraint, or lock. The idea is that "by locking or contracting certain muscles on the physical level a subtle process of 'unlocking' goes on simultaneously on mental and pranic levels" (2). By working with bandhas in conjunction with pranayama breathing exercises, a variety of ...more
Angela
Nov 28, 2014 Angela rated it it was amazing
Big picture. Focused techniques. Esoteric, yet practical. Intriguing, yet free of artifice.

A quality of information that in the past was only available to initiates or the most serious students, now just a quick bedtime read.

For anyone interested in yoga or subtle energy, it bears re-reading every year or so. Different aspects of it stand out at different times.

It's amazing a resource such as this exists right under our noses. If you're new to yoga, it might be interesting keep it by your desk
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Felipe
Feb 06, 2016 Felipe rated it it was amazing
This book brings a wide approach regarding the Yoga lock system called bandhas — specially that which gives name to it. Moola Bandha states that if a yogi learns how to develop and control his pelvic floor awareness and contraction, he will enhance his yogic practice by awakening his Mooladhara Chakra more easily and safely. Being this step one of the first on preparing the body and mind for meditation, in addition to a very comprehensive explanation about it, its author provides a neuroscience ...more
Erinmelissa999
Jul 04, 2014 Erinmelissa999 rated it it was amazing
This book is basically a 100+ dissertation on the power of kegels. I've never seen anything else like it. Seriously, this goes into depth on the physiology and psychological, spiritual and karmic relevance of moola bandha and gives detailed instructions for lots of physical and psychic practices that I've found to be pretty potent after a month of working with them.

Friends, I recommend this book if you are looking for:
-a chance to clearly locate your root chakra in your body and begin to unders
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John Hawkins
Apr 08, 2016 John Hawkins rated it it was amazing
It would be difficult for someone not involved in Yoga to enjoy this and it does involve a very personal part of the body. I recommend this for Yoga teachers who wish to get to the "root" (excuse the pun) of how the body operates.
Usha
Mar 03, 2008 Usha rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: yogis who are interested in deepening their understanding of moolabandha
this book gives great spiritual and physical insight to moola bandha, udiyana bandha and jalandara bandha. i have been practicing yoga and have been very familiar with moolabandha for 9 years, but my understanding of it and its purpose is completely different after reading this book.
Dominick M.koscielniak
Mar 27, 2015 Dominick M.koscielniak rated it it was amazing
It's not perfect, but there are no better book existing on the subject in print, available to general public. So ? Best, till something better arrive, but I doubt it will.
Chazzy
Jan 15, 2008 Chazzy rated it it was amazing
the bihar school is among the most amazing publishing books on yoga. almost felt like i should pull back on practicing some of these techniques. very profound and powerful.
Amanda Rockwell
Jul 24, 2008 Amanda Rockwell rated it it was amazing
VERY informative
Shahedeh
Feb 02, 2017 Shahedeh rated it liked it
A great guide for any individual looking for an initial connection. A very basic format.
Tiko
Jan 21, 2009 Tiko rated it really liked it
Just started reading this book. It starts off over a beginners head but the description of the benefits of the locks compels me to keep reading. Interesting so far.
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