Course Curriculum

113: Introduction to the Bandhas

  • 1
    WELCOME AND ORIENTATION
    • START HERE
    • HOW TO TAKE THIS COURSE
    • SYLLABUS
    • ABOUT YOUR FACULTY
    • COURSE MATERIALS
    • Q&A
  • 2
    LESSON ONE: OVERVIEW OF THE BANDHAS
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON ONE
    • WHY DO THE BANDHAS MATTER?
    • WHAT ARE THE BANDHAS?
    • QUIZ: OVERVIEW OF THE BANDHAS
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 3
    LESSON TWO: MULA BANDHA
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON TWO
    • LEARN TO ACTIVATE MULA BANDHA
    • QUIZ: MULA BANDHA
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 4
    LESSON THREE: UDDIYANA BANDHA
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON THREE
    • LEARN TO ACTIVATE UDDIYANA BANDHA
    • QUIZ: UDDIYANA BANDHA
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 5
    LESSON FOUR: JALANDHARA BANDHA
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON FOUR
    • LEARN TO ACTIVATE JALANDHARA BANDHA
    • QUIZ: JALANDHARA BANDHA
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 6
    LESSON FIVE: WHAT ROLE DOES THE BREATH PLAY?
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON FIVE
    • THE BREATH AND THE BANDHAS
    • QUIZ: BREATH AND BANDHAS
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 7
    LESSON SIX: THE BANDHAS, THE BREATH AND ASANA
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON SIX
    • THE BANDHAS AND THE BREATH IN A YOGA CLASS
    • QUIZ: ASANA AND BANDHAS
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 8
    CONCLUSION
    • FINAL ASSESSMENT
    • ACADEMIC HONOR
    • CONCLUSION & OUTSIDE 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.

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Meet Your Instructor

  • David Procyshyn

    Senior Instructor

    David Procyshyn

    David is a yoga and meditation teacher with 15 years of teaching experience and 25 years of practice. His knowledge of the various aspects of yoga and meditation, particularly functional anatomy, relaxation, sleep and anxiety, have informed his teaching and allowed him to help others realize their potential. David lives in Victoria, BC, Canada with his wife, son, step-daughter, two cats and six chickens.