Jalandhara Bandha (Chin Lock or Throat Lock)

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce jalandhara bandha, known as the chin or throat lock.


Become familiar with jalandhara bandha, including its uses, cautions and practice technique.


Provide the literal translation of the Sanskrit phrase, “jalandhara bandha” as well as the more common translation. Name multiple uses for jalandhara bandha and a caution for practicing this bandha. Describe a variation to release tension in the throat and a possible outcome of holding the lock rigidly. Describe the technique for practicing jalandhara bandha.

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