Bandhas means locks in Sanskrit. More specifically it refers to the areas of our body we can contract to not let our energy spill out. Mudras means seals or hand gestures such as hands in prayer position or taking your thumb and pointer finger to touch. Making hand gestures while you practice yoga like working with the bandhas keeps your energy powerfully circulating within.
As we refine our yoga practice we employ the bandhas to magically lighten our step, take flight as we jump, take the weight out of hands and shoulders in downward facing dog and arm balances as well as to hold all poses. Using your bandhas also helps you to feel space in your lower back, power in your belly and length in your neck. Making mudras also has a special magic to them as each finger is associated with nature's elements, fire, air, ether, earth and water. When we join our fingers together with mudras our inner energy strengthens while we appear graceful as we connect to all that is around us.
This workshop is a physical yoga practice with moments of lectured teachings to deepen your understanding of the bandhas and mudras.
Friday December 6th 6 pm 3 hours @ www.ramapo.edu Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey
Room Q228, the Dance Studio in the Bradley Center
Exchange $35 for walk ins