Jalandhara Bandha - Throat Lock  

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Jalandhara Bandha – Throat Lock

Names

Jalandhara Bandha, Net Bearer, Chin Lock, Throat Lock

How to perform Jalandhara Bandha

Sit in Vajrasana, Siddhasana , Bhadrasana, Guptasana or Padmasana. This lock can be performed after inhalation or exhalation. For practicing it, you bend your chin to the collarbone by contracting your throat muscles.
The locking will prevent you from bringing outer air in or inner air out.

Benefits of Jalandhara Bandha

Jalandhara Bandha is beneficial for the thyroid gland and the parathyroid gland.
It is one of the best exercises to prevent and to get rid of double chin. Not only your double chin will disappear, it will also make you glow from the inside and work against wrinkles.
With this pose you stimulate the fifth chakra, the Vishuddhi chakra, which will help you to express your feelings and emotions.
Performing this exercise is good for singers and speakers as it increases the strength and the blood flow in your vocal cord.
It is also good for the circulatory system and has a positive effect on your blood pressure and heart. Due to the tension created by bending your chin, Jalandhara Bandha can help you with problems of your ears like tinnitus, eyes and all kinds of throat problems.
The stimulation of the top of the spinal cord prevents upper back and shoulder pain.
The bending of your chin will also cause the thyroid gland to release a fluid which will increase the number of white blood cells in your blood. This strengthens your immune system and can prevent many different menstruation problems that women experience.

Focus Points

Make sure that you focus on the muscles of your throat so that you can contract them.

Tips and Help

Closing your eyes helps you to focus on the pose and to do it properly.
 

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