Bandha



noun

any of the three inner knots or locks that hold the pranic energy or psychic energy within certain areas (chakras) of the body
Examples

There are three bandhas: Mula Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha and Jhalandara Bandha.
Word Origin

Skt ‘lock’
Usage Note

yoga
Historical Examples

The parasite plant, called the bandha, or Indian mistletoe, ornaments the finest mhowa and mango trees.
A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II William Sleeman

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