Let’s explore the importance of pada bandha and watch a quick video to discover how to engage our foot lock and what happens when we don’t engage it.
Pada means “foot” and bandha means “lock” and we engage foot lock in our standing postures to help create stability and balance. If we fail to engage foot lock, we often find our knees, hips, spine out of alignment.
Using pada bandha helps us connect to the Earth and benefits our Muladhara chakra by helping us feel secure and drawing prana into the body.
Our core stability begins in the feet. Stand in Mountain and engage Pada, Mula, and Uddiyana Bandhas. Now drop your foot lock and notice what happens. Your core drops, too!