Types of Bandhas in Yoga: Purpose of Bandhas

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 4 min read

Bandha is a Sanskrit word that translates in English to “lock” or “closed.” It describes the yogic technique of shutting off the flow of energy to specific parts of the body. Explore the types of bandhas, including their common uses and methods of activation.