कण्ठसङ्कोचनेनैव द्वे नाड्यौ स्तम्भयेद्दृढम्।
मध्यचक्रमिदं ज्ञेयं षोडशाधारबन्धनम्॥७३॥

Kaṇṭhasaṅkocanenaiva dve nāḍyau stambhayeddṛḍham|
Madhyacakramidaṁ jñeyaṁ ṣoḍaśādhārabandhanam||73||

By means of the contraction (saṅkocanena eva) of the throat (kaṇṭha), (the Yogī) paralyzes (stambhayet) firmly (dṛḍham) the two (dve) subtle channels --Iḍā and Piṅgalā-- (nāḍyau)1. This (idam) which is known (jñeyam) as the middle (madhya) Cakra (cakram) locks (bandhanam) the sixteen (ṣoḍaśa) supports (ādhāra)2||73||

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कण्ठसङ्कोचनेनैव द्वे नाड्यौ स्तम्भयेद्दृढम्।
मध्यचक्रमिदं ज्ञेयं षोडशाधारबन्धनम्॥७३॥

Kaṇṭhasaṅkocanenaiva dve nāḍyau stambhayeddṛḍham|
Madhyacakramidaṁ jñeyaṁ ṣoḍaśādhārabandhanam||73||

By means of the contraction (saṅkocanena eva) of the throat (kaṇṭha), (the Yogī) paralyzes (stambhayet) firmly (dṛḍham) the two (dve) subtle channels --Iḍā and Piṅgalā-- (nāḍyau)1. This (idam) which is known (jñeyam) as the middle (madhya) Cakra (cakram) locks (bandhanam) the sixteen (ṣoḍaśa) supports (ādhāra)2||73||

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