The pelvis houses your sexual energy and the energy behind the fight or flight urge to survive. In their unchecked raw forms these energies have incredible strength and power. It could be said that the way you learn to utilize these energies within you plays a significant role in determining whether you become a fulfilled, creative, well adjusted person or not. Your sexual energies and/or your emotional energies can become blocked, suppressed, repressed or expressed without proper control or reflection, and thus cause pain for you and others. Mula Bandha is the technique by which you make it a practice to consciously know, harness and direct the sexual and emotional drives within your core. You endeavor to eliminate the destructive ego centered behaviors that these energies can evoke if they remain unconscious, unreflected upon or carelessly unchecked.
—An excerpt from the section on Mudras in my book Vayu Siddhi.
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