Bandhas: they amp up your sex life, transform your yoga practice and make you feel alive and full of goodness inside. Simply put, they make everything better.
So what exactly does this weird word mean, anyway?
Bandhas are subtle energy locks or holds, engaging certain muscles within the body to seal off energy. In doing so you not only regulate and balance your internal systems, but you replenish your energy from within and enhance any performance.
There are several bandhas to work with. Some of them are more extreme and for more advanced pranayama (breath work) and asana (postures). But the simplest, most basic bandhas are the ones that all of us ought to familiarize ourselves with. They can be done anywhere, are available to everyone, and often have the most profound effect yet in the subtlest of ways.