113: Introduction to the Bandhas

This course will introduce you to the three bandhas, why they are important, how to activate and strengthen them and the role that the breath plays as you learn to create stability and cultivate energy in your yoga practice.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • describe where the bandhas are in the body and how to activate them.

  • Describe the benefits of strengthening the bandhas, physically and energetically.

  • Integrate the bandhas into a yoga practice by using your breath.

Course Curriculum

113: Introduction to the Bandhas

    1. START HERE

    2. HOW TO TAKE THIS COURSE

    3. SYLLABUS

    4. ABOUT YOUR FACULTY

    5. COURSE MATERIALS

    6. Q&A

    1. INTRODUCTION TO LESSON ONE

    2. WHY DO THE BANDHAS MATTER?

    3. WHAT ARE THE BANDHAS?

    4. QUIZ: OVERVIEW OF THE BANDHAS

    5. LESSON SUMMARY

    1. INTRODUCTION TO LESSON TWO

    2. LEARN TO ACTIVATE MULA BANDHA

    3. QUIZ: MULA BANDHA

    4. LESSON SUMMARY

    1. INTRODUCTION TO LESSON THREE

    2. LEARN TO ACTIVATE UDDIYANA BANDHA

    3. QUIZ: UDDIYANA BANDHA

    4. LESSON SUMMARY

    1. INTRODUCTION TO LESSON FOUR

    2. LEARN TO ACTIVATE JALANDHARA BANDHA

    3. QUIZ: JALANDHARA BANDHA

    4. LESSON SUMMARY

    1. INTRODUCTION TO LESSON FIVE

    2. THE BREATH AND THE BANDHAS

    3. QUIZ: BREATH AND BANDHAS

    4. LESSON SUMMARY

About this course

  • $45.00
  • 34 lessons

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Student Reviews

5 star rating

Great information and NEW

Joan Turlington

I have never had a teacher explain the bandhas before, so it’s always been a little foggy. I really enjoy learning the WHYS behind all the things we’re told ...

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I have never had a teacher explain the bandhas before, so it’s always been a little foggy. I really enjoy learning the WHYS behind all the things we’re told to do in a class. Thanks!

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Very accessible and good experiencial learning

Margo Leight

I was skeptical about how this could be taught online but I am convinced after doing the exercises. Thank you

I was skeptical about how this could be taught online but I am convinced after doing the exercises. Thank you

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5 star rating

Easy strength to support yoga practice

Abigail Watkins

I loved the multi-layered description of Bandhas as both physical and energetic. It made the practice of using them both simple and profound. I learned a l...

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I loved the multi-layered description of Bandhas as both physical and energetic. It made the practice of using them both simple and profound. I learned a lot and the material was delivered in a well-structured, easy to understand and practice way.

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A surprise favorite course!

Elizabeth Wartluft

I didn't expect to learn a lot about the bandhas, but the way that David presented the information, I found myself deepening my practice and applying the inf...

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I didn't expect to learn a lot about the bandhas, but the way that David presented the information, I found myself deepening my practice and applying the information much better than I have in the past. I was surprised at how intense the energy of the practice is now, how much better my body feels, and I feel really inspired to share this with my students!!

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Bhandas

Jacqui Jesso

Super clear and step wise structuring of the learning in relation to subtle aspect of yoga teaching and offers a great enhancement to yoga practice for long ...

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Super clear and step wise structuring of the learning in relation to subtle aspect of yoga teaching and offers a great enhancement to yoga practice for long time student. Thank you David!

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Meet Your Instructor

E-RYT 250, RMT, BSc David Procyshyn

David is a yoga and meditation teacher, massage therapist, Environmental Biology graduate and visionary behind DoYogaWithMe.com, a transformative platform with a global reach of over 300,000. For over 20 years, David has provided well-informed, proven strategies to well-being, addressing a variety of common issues such as chronic pain, optimal mental and physical performance and anxiety and depression. David is not just a yogi; he's a healer, mentor, and entrepreneur, and aims to continue to help millions find their path to realize their full potential. To learn more, visit davidprocyshyn.com.