Throat lock – Jalandhara Bandha

Jalandhara BandhaJalandhara bandha - Satya Live Yoga

  • Sit in a comfortable seated position with the spine, neck and head aligned.
  • Place the palms of the hands on the knees.
  • Take a slow and deep inhalation and retain the breath.
  • Lower the chin to the chest and draw the chin in a little, so the back of the neck stays long.
  • Straighten the arms and press on the knees.
  • To intensify the lock, simultaneously, hunch the shoulders upward and forwards.
  • Hold for as long as comfortable, then relax the shoulders, bend the arms, raise the head and exhale.

  • Breath is retained in during the practice.

  • Helps to balance thyroid function.
  • Induces mental relaxation.
  • Develops meditative introversion and one-pointedness.
  • Regulates the circulatory and respiratory systems.

  • Jalandhara bandha engages and tones the neck muscles. Also known as the chin lock, this position influences the flow of energy in the nerves and blood vessels of the neck.