How to Engage the Root Lock : Mulabhanda
Pre-Dive Preparation • 9m 22s
ABOUT THE ROOT LOCK: Mulabhanda, also known as mulbhand or the root lock, refers in western anatomy to the pelvic floor. This muscular lock which effectively closes off the lower end of the upper body, is essential in all parts of yoga, including meditation.
We use it to hold and direct energy during our practice. It is also essential in core strength and freedivers will benefit hugely from learning how to activate, and consciously relax, this deeper inner lock, not only for stability in the water, but also for flexibility of the diaphragm to maximise deep equalisation.
Practice mulabhanda anywhere and everywhere (it will also help you to not pee yourself when you get older! :-)
DISCLAIMER: Yoga for Freediving courses and videos are not a freediving certification; they do not certify you to freedive in any way. If you are not certified to freedive, you must take basic training with a certified instructor before practicing any freediving exercises in the water.
Neither Sara Campbell nor Discover Your Depths takes responsibility, nor will be held liable for, any accidents or injuries sustained through freediving or any of the exercises taught in these courses.
If in any doubt, please seek medical permission before commencing any yoga or freediving training. And as with all physical exercise, please ensure that at all times you listen to your body, train conservatively and NEVER DIVE ALONE.
Have fun, and keep your training safe, conservative and enjoyable.
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