Sunday, 25 September 2011

Moola Bandha - Anal Lock

"Moola" means 'root' or 'source' in Sanskrit. The other meaning of moola is also 'anal'. In this yoga bandha anal lock is performed.




  1. Sit down on the floor.
  2. Come into Siddhasana.
  3. Your left heel should press against the perineum.
  4. Look in front.
  5. Exhale slowly.
  6. Contract your abdomen to lock the anal opening.
  7. Immediately contract the external and the internal sphincter muscles strongly.
  8. Simultaneously draw the sphincter muscles up.
  9. Intensify the contraction process.
  10. Hold the contraction for 10 seconds.
  11. Slowly exhale and relax the sphincter muscles.
  12. You can start with five rounds and then increase by one per week to raise the turns to 10 times. 


  • Urogenital disorders get cured with this bandha.
  • This yoga bandha is beneficial for piles, fistula and prostatic hypertrophy patients.
  • The pelvis and organs of this region can benefit from Moola bandha.
  • Blood supply to the pelvic region gets augmented.
  • Rectal prolapse is prevented.


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