Mudras and Bandhas
for a complete Yoga Practice

Join our comprehensive online workshop, “Mudras and Bandhas for a Complete Yoga Practice,” led by our esteemed faculty Yogacharya Sandhya Dixit.

This workshop is designed to gain an understanding of Mudras and Bandhas, which is essential components that elevate Yoga from a physical practice to a holistic journey of self-discovery and inner peace.

Yoga is much more than just Asanas (postures). Mudras (gestures) and Bandhas (locks) are powerful techniques that, when combined with Asanas and Pranayama (breath control), create a complete Yoga practice. These techniques help in purifying the senses, mind, and body, leading to a state of higher meditation and one-pointed awareness.

You will learn



Benefits of the Workshop

Discover how to bring together Pranayama, Mudras, and Bandhas into a cohesive practice.

Develop a practice that aims for the ultimate goal of Yoga - achieving a state of complete harmony and inner peace.

 Gain a thorough understanding of Mudras and Bandhas.

Learn how to integrate these techniques into your daily Yoga routine.

Experience personal and spiritual growth through the practices of Mudhras and Bandhas.

Receive a certificate upon completion, acknowledging your expertise in Mudras and Bandhas.

Yogacharya Sandhya Dixit

About the Facilitator

Yogacharya Sandhya Dixit stands as one of the most experienced teachers at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala, boasting an impressive 39 years of expertise in the field of yoga. With a distinguished career, she has actively led workshops and training camps at both national and international levels. Notably, her 10-day online workshop series in March 2020, titled ‘Yoga for Senior Citizens,’ conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Ayush, received widespread acclaim and acknowledgment from thousands of participants. Since June 2020, Yogacharya Sandhya Dixit’s online Pranayama workshops have consistently garnered success. Participants in these workshops appreciate her unique teaching style, finding it both engaging and enriching. Her commitment and extraordinary contributions to the field of Yoga were recently recognized with the prestigious Swami Kuvalayananda Yoga Puraskar 2020, a testament to her dedicated and commendable work.

Dates and SessionsTopics
10th May 2024
(Session 1)

Definition of Yoga, principles and benefits of asanas according to Hathapradeepika and Patanjali yoga sutra;

Meditative asanas (Siddhasana, Padmasana, Svastikasana and Samasana);

Om chanting; hands-on practice


Different kinds of breathing pattern;

Introduction to Shat Karmas; technique, concepts and benefits of Kapalbhati; preparatory practices (Simhamudra, Jihva bandha and Brahmamudra); Om Stavana (if time permits) ; hands-on practice

11th May 2024
(Session 2)

History and evolution of Pranayama; Pranayama according to Hathapradeepika;
key points to reap the best benefits of Pranayama;

Pattern of Pranayamic breathing (Puraka, Kumbhaka and Recaka)


Concepts, techniques and benefits of Anulom-vilom, Suryabhedana, Ujjayi and Shitkari; thorough hands-on practice of the same

12th May 2024
(Session 3)

Patanjali’s ashtanga yoga; concepts, principles and theories of Pranayama according to Patanjali Yoga sutra;

Introduction to Agnisar Kriya; hands-on practice; recap session of Kapalbhati, Simhamudra, Jihva bandha and Brahamamudra


Question and Answer

Mantra chanting

24th May 2024
(Session 4)

Significance of bandhas in pranayama; techniques, benefits and concept of Mulabandha, Jalandharabandha and Uddiyyanbandha; thorough practice of Kumbhaka in different Pranayama in the ratio of 1:1:2 (with bandhas)


Introduction to different kinds of Prana; concept of Nadis; concept, theory, benefits and practice of Shitali pranayama.

25th May 2024
(Session 5)

Concept, theory and benefits of Bhastrika and Brahmari pranayama according to Hathapradeepika and Gheranda-Samhita;


Types of Bhastrika Pranayama according to Swami Kuvalyanandaji; its 4 variations; techniques, limitations and benefits; hands-on practice session. Variations of Bhramari pranayama according to Shiva-samhita;

Mantra chanting

26th May 2024
(Session 6)

Overview of Pranayama according to different traditions (Hathapradeepika and Patanjali yoga sutra); introduction of Pranayama according to Gheranda-samhita (sagarbha and nigarbha);


Yogic concept of Ahaar (diet)

Question and Answer

1st June 2024
(Session 7)

Revise practices


Question and Answer (concluding remarks)

Introduction to Trataka (Dharana);

Hands-on practice

  • Theory
  • Practice
  • Question and Answer

Registration via Third Party (Razore Pay and On request PayPal)

  • If you are registering by using the razor pay platform you will receive meeting details within 24 hours.
  • If you would like to pay via PayPal please email us at onlineworkshops@kdham.com we can assist you and send you a PayPal invoice so you can register it via PayPal also.

Note: This workshop has been designed in response to several requests from students. It will be scheduled on the given date if at least 25 participants register. If we do not reach 25 participants, we will consider holding it at a later date in September 2024 and will inform you about the same via email.



Zoom app downloaded on your tab, smartphone or PC / Laptop with internet connection.


Following are 2 options; you can choose any one of them to participate in this Workshop

Dates: 29th, 30th, 31st of May and 1st June 2024


Time in India: 15:00 to 16:00 (IST)

Time in Singapore: 17:30 (SGT)

Time in New York:  05:30 (IST)

Time in France: 11:30 (CEST)

Date and Timings

Dates: 20th and 21st July 2024
Time: 16:30 to 18:30 (IST)

You may register by paying either Basic/Contribution Fees

Basic Fees

Contribution Fees

Your kind gesture will help us support poor patients, education for needy, gaushala, organic farming, herb plantation and yoga research at Kaivalyadhama.

No refund policy

Please pay and book your spot through the link above. We will send you email instructions with credentials post registration.

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