The true meaning of mūlabandha according to Śrī Adi Śaṅkara

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Grischa Ashtanga Ekapadashirshasana bw small

āsana – the temple of self-realization

Merely practicing physical postures is obviously not the meaning of Yoga. By reading Adi Śaṅkara we understand that incorrect practices have caused harm since ancient times. On the other hand texts like the Aparokṣānubhuti and Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra also prove the ancient tradition and importance of āsana practice. That it has always been more than just seated postures as some scholars claim nowadays. The scriptures serve as a compass and help us stay on the right