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Yoga in Diep River, Plumstead & Heathfield

Diep River, Plumstead and Heathfield are suburbs of Cape Town that lie along the train line, which makes community with public transport a lot easier that other outlying suburbs. There are a number of little shops, and interesting places to explore in these diverse neighbourhoods like Martin’s Bakery, antique shops, second hand furniture shops, the […]

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Ashvini Mudra by Swami Vidyananda

As explained in the previous articles, prana leaks out through the openings of the body. During the practice of pranayama the mudras and bandhas are practised in order to close the openings and keep the prana in the body. One of the important bandhas that are practised is Mula Bandha. As a preparatory practice an […]

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Jalandhara Bandha explained by Swami Vidyananda

As discussed in the previous article, mudras seal the openings of the body to retain prana and bandhas seal as well as direct the prana. Yoni Mudra seals the openings of the head. Jalandhara Bandha seals the opening of the throat. It is practised with kumbhaka on inhalation. After the inhalation hold the breath and […]

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Mudras & Bandhas by Swami Vidyananda

At the very heart of Hatha Yoga are the all-important practices of Mudras and Bandhas. These are important because the essence of Hatha Yoga and particularly Pranayama is to regulate, harmonise and channel the Prana so that it can be utilised for the higher purposes of Yoga. In asana and pranayama we purify the nadis […]

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