Jalandhara Bandha - the energy lock of the throat
Dec 13, 2011
The Bandhas they are energy locks that contain the prana (air) in the torso and concentrate it into the three main energy channels of the body. El jalandhara bandha not only can it be done physically with the external involvement of skeletal muscles, but it can also be felt as a subtle and internal energetic process. The jalandhara bandha engages and tones the neck muscles, and also activates and deactivates the fifth chakra, the center chakra. The jalandhara bandha it should be practiced individually at first, and then the other Bandhas, Asanas, Pranayamas and Mudras can be incorporated over time. To practice the jalandhara bandha, find a comfortable position, such as siddhasana or the Sukhasana. Let your spine lengthen, shoulders relaxed down and lift your sternum. Keep your eyes gently closed and your breath slow and deep. Take a slow, deep inhalation, filling two-thirds of your lungs' capacity, and hold your breath. Drop your chin to your chest and keep your neck stretched out. Hold the air lock for a comfortable time, without tension. For your release, lift your chin up first and very slowly, breathe in through your nose. Take a few slow, deep breaths in and out, allowing yourself to return to normal before repeating the practice again. Start with a three-round practice and slowly, over time, build up to a maximum of ten rounds. The jalandhara bandha it regulates the circulatory and respiratory systems, stimulates the thyroid to balance metabolism, and is said to cure all throat diseases. The jalandhara bandha It is contraindicated in high blood pressure and heart disease. Get inspired by this article to improve your Yoga practice, using these tips. Namaste, Nina.