Bandhas

Bandha means to lock, close-off, to stop. In the practice of a Bandha, the energy flow to a particular area of the body is blocked. When the Bandha is released, this causes the energy to flood more strongly through the body with an increased pressure.

There are four types of Bandhas:

  • Mula Bandha – Anal Lock
  • Uddiyana Bandha – Lifting of the Diaphragm
  • Jalandhara Bandha – Chin Lock
  • Maha Bandha – Practice of all three Bandhas at the same time.

Generally, the breath is held during practice of the Bandhas. Mula Bandha and Jalandhara Bandha can be performed after the inhalation as well as after the exhalation. Uddiyana Bandha and Maha Bandha are only performed after the exhalation.

Veeresh Kumar is a young and an avid yoga practitioner, proprietor and an instructor at SGS yoga school. He is a professional yoga instructor with yoga specific degrees, such as, Y.I.C ( Yoga instructor course ) and D.Y.T (Diploma in yoga therapy). He is been practicing yoga for 15 years, worked as an instructor at prominent yoga centers before establishing Sri Guru Raya School of Yoga 5 years back.

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