jihvā bandhaDevanāgarī: जिह्वा बंध Translation: tongue binding Similar words:nabho Related concepts:jivhā, bandha, jālandhara bandha, uḍḍīyana bandha, mūla bandha, mudrā, mahāmudrā, prāṇāyāma
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– Tongue Curled Upwards and Backwards
“Just as Mūla Bandha, Uḍḍīyāna Bandha,
Jālandhara Bandha and Jivha Bandha
are very important for Prāṇāyāma,
Mano Bandha is very important for Dhyānam.
Mano Bandha is Dhāraṇā.”
– T Krishnamacharya commentary on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Three verse 1
“Jihvā Bandha, as taught by Krishnamacharya is described as,
‘the big tongue has to turn back and touch the little tongue‘.
The tongue is seen as one of the Ādhāra points in the body.
In that stilling the tongue is a support for fixing the attention.
It is also known in the Gheraṇḍa Saṃhitā as Nabho Mudrā.
Here it is defined as ‘the keeping of the tongue turned upwards,
wherever you are and in whatever the activity you are engaged’.
The Viniyoga of Jihvā Bandha taught that it was to be used
in most Seated Āsana, with the exception of Seated Twists.
Though not so much in Standing Āsana,
or Backbend Āsana like Matsya Āsana.”
– 108 Mudrā Practice Pointers
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- Viniyoga Vignette 1 – Antar and Bāhya Kumbhaka in Āsana
- Viniyoga Vignette 2 – Combining techniques in Prāṇāyāma
- Viniyoga Vignette 2 Commentary on – Combining techniques in Prāṇāyāma
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- Viniyoga Vignette 5 – Introducing Uḍḍīyana Bandha within an Āsana practice
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