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Other Practices

Other important contributions to Yoga made by the Satyananda tradition are:

The Pawanmuktasana series


The Pawanmuktasana series include:

  • Part I – anti-rheumatic
  • Part II – anti-gastric
  • Part III – Shakti Bandhas

Mudras and Bandhas


Mudras can be described as psychic, emotional, devotional and aesthetic gestures or attitudes which link individual pranic force with universal or cosmic force. Bandhas aim to lock prana in particular areas of the body and redirect it for the purpose of spiritual awakening. The physiological and psychological effects of mudras and bandhas have been examined and systematised.



The shatkarmas consist of six groups of purification practices which harmonise different aspects of the body and personality, inducing physical and mental purification and balance.

Details of all these will be found in  Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha.