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bandha1

noun

a personal hindrance that ties one to continued rebirth and death, as opposed to attaining nirvana

Word Origin

Skt 'lock'

Usage Note

Buddhism

bandha2

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

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