Bara, (command); The slave lies to her belly, face down and turn the face to the left, she crosses her wrists behind her back, outstretching her legs and crossing her ankles as well. Bara is a binding positition. The word Bara is suspected as gorean word for "belly".
"Bara, Kajira!" he said.
She rolled quickly to her stomach, placing her wrists behind her, crossed, and crossing her ankles, ready to be bound.
Explorers of Gor Book 13 Page 77
"Bara," said Mincon to Tula. "Bara," said I to Feiqa. Both slaves went immediately to their bellies, their heads to the left, their wrists crossed behind their backs, their ankles also crossed. It is a common binding position.
Mercenaries of Gor Book 21 Page 145
"Bara!" she snapped.
Instantly we turned about in the neck rope, with its three knotted double loops, and went to our stomachs, our heads to the left, our wrists crossed behind us, and our ankles, as well. It is not advisable to hesitate in responding to a command. The bara position was, I suppose the first slave position in which I had been placed. Of course I did not at that time understand it, or know its name.
One is quite helpless in the bara position. One is on one's stomach and one's hands are behind one, so one cannot use them to rise, and one's body is extended, with one's ankles crossed. One cannot easily rise from that position. Too, psychologically, one feels oneself submitted, and at the mercy of others.
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