How to run bash from java on windows

I want to execute Bash commands from within a Java program running on a Windows desktop. I installed Cygwin, and I have found the following code:

public class BashRunner {

    private static final Logger log = Logger.getLogger(BashRunner.class.getName());

    public static void run(String comand) throws IOException, InterruptedException {
        Runtime run = Runtime.getRuntime();
        String[] env = new String[] {"path=%PATH%;C:/cygwin/bin/"};
        Process proc = run.exec(new String[]{"bash.exe", comand}, env);
        BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(proc.getInputStream()));
        while (br.ready()) {


The problem is that the process enters an infinite loop...

The method is called from the main method of my program like so:"ls -alt");