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Recurrent Fissures, Surgery and Mula Bandah

jmm3202010-07-04 19:16:25 +0000 #1

I've been dealing with recurrent anal fissures for five years now. I get tearing and bleeding frequently. I've seen a slew of doctors and alternative healers trying to find a treatment aside from steroids. I've studied yoga and meditation, I've tried loads of diets and frankly I'm pretty tired of the alternative approaches. A naturopath, one who prefers the least invasive approaches recommended surgery. It is a simple procedure that should eliminate the problem with very little chance of side effects. Since I have no proof that any other therapy is going to be able to heal the problem (five years of trying...) I've decided to go for it.

Then I told a yoga teacher and his eyes got huge and he said, "They are going to cut mula bandah!?!" This procedure cuts the internal anal sphincter which has autonomic innervation. A surgeon will cut it enough that it wont cause tearing in the future but wont allow the contents of my rectum to leak.

Energetically speaking though, am I doing a massive misdeed?

I am so at the end of my rope here.

Any thoughts?


Pandara2010-07-04 19:18:23 +0000 #2
Hi Jason,

First of all moola bandha is a lock in yoga associated correctly with the perineum and people wrongly contract the sphinxter. I hope this answers your question. Secondly, how can you cut the bandha if your not holding it? I don't understand the concern of your yoga teacher here.

Also remember that such extreme duration of pain keeps you body conscious and your attachment just grows, so perhaps it is time to follow the advice of your medical practitioner.
jmm3202010-07-04 19:47:46 +0000 #3
I think his concern may have been centered on the effects on the root chakra, not mula bandah. I think I was the one who got confused.
Pandara2010-07-04 19:48:25 +0000 #4

I understand the concerns and share some of it, but also remember that although we correspond our chakras with physical counter parts, they are in fact on a level that is not physical. I think then we should also be worried about sticking needles (accupuncture) into certain spots on our meridians and I am very accident prone, I should therefore worry about all the times I ripped or cut myself near or even into some of my chakra points.

Hope this helps.



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