Lecture 2 Bandhas

Overview & Key Concepts: Another vitally important aspect of Hatha yoga is the use of bandhas. The word “bandha” means “lock,” “bond” or “catching hold of.” Essentially, a bandha is an intentional muscular engagement, and while it is often said that various bandhas are used to lock vital energy into the body, or to channel it in a specific way through the body, the science behind these claims is difficult to verify.

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