The name of my new blog, Mulabloga, is inspired by mulabandha—for those unfamiliar with this concept, I hope it will be helpful to consider what is happening at and above the pelvic floor in yoga. And for those familiar with mulabandha, you will find that this blog's mission is to go way beyond a muscular action at the base of the pelvis, but it does include that, too.
I find it so helpful and interesting that I am dedicating a few months (at least) to reading, thinking, talking and listening to others, practicing, and writing about this subject and related topics.
* In the above picture, there are four chickpeas resting at the base of the buddha's torso, in the center, right above the lotus feet. After I placed them there, I realized how well they might symbolize my quest for mulabandha. Chickpeas have the potential to germinate, and thereby expressing once-latent life-force energy and possibly growing into a full plant that could produce many more chickpeas—each with its own potential for growth. They also might be cooked (or sprouted) to provide nourishment for others. And I similarly see my inquiry into mulabandha as a potentially nourishing and growth inspiring journey.
Happy January! (Wish me luck!)