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Celibacy/Abstinence/Clarification on the Bandha-s


Dear Dhananjay Gosvami,

How are you? Hope all is well with you and your family. Please explain the bandhas in their individual and combined format with explicit information on steps, breathing, duration, repetitions and the rate at which gradual increase should be practiced. Also please avoid jargons. Although you have already graced us with an answer to the above question, I find the three bandhas difficult to comprehend, let alone master. Mula bandha is especially a problem. Thank you for your time, patience, persistence, perseverance and service.

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If the method is still not clear, revert. Further elaboration will be provided.

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)


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