I have a “friend” who has a problem she is too embarassed to write about herself. You see, this “friend” practices ashtanga in a quiet shala, and this “problem” involves noise emanating from her lady parts. This tends to happen towards the end of her practice. My “friend” seems to have pretty good bhanda control, and she suspects that it could be a result of her using her bhandas (she believes that in pulling her abdominals in and up, she draws air up into said parts). Is that possible? Or is she not using her bhandas properly in the first place?
Any advice for my “friend”?
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Beats me. I have seen a similar question posed on EZBoard, and a lot of the answers seem to point to the yogini’s moon cycle as the culprit (i.e., at certain times of the month, the cervix is more open than others). But to be honest, that doesn’t make a hell of a lot of sense to me because I would think that the openness of the cervix is miniscule – maybe a centimeter at MOST, and anyway, if the cervix is the culprit, that would presume that the air that is being expelled is drawn up past the cervix and into the uterus. I doubt that is actually happening. I would think that the air that gets expelled is being pulled in only as far as the vaginal canal, and no further.
Of course, that doesn’t answer your question, and it doesn’t solve your “friend”‘s problem.
But if any of my readers have any thoughts, it would be great to hear.