Cultivating Strength and Integrity of the Body and Mind: Bandhas and the "Core"

Marlysa Sullivan

The concept of the "core" is often used to address safety and strength of our body,  but what is the mysterious "core"? In Yoga the core is taught through the concept of the bandhas, or locks. It is these locks that stabilize and protect our body as we move. In this class, Marlysa explores the engagement of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles through the practices of Mula Bandha and Uddiyana Bandha to create safe, effective and healing movement. You will be led through experiences and postures to understand the spectrum of engagement that can be accessed in the core.   We will also explore the practice of stablility of the body as a window into creating one-pointed focus and stability of the mind to create clarity, calm and presence in our lives.