Jalandhar Bandh contains two words, ‘Jala’ means ‘net’ and ‘Dhar’ means ‘to hold’. In this bandha, the network of energy channels or nadis of the body is locked. This bandha is also known as chin lock.
STEPS TO FOLLOW
Sit comfortably in Sukhasana or Padmasana (lotus pose)
Place the palms on the knees and make sure that the knees are firmly touching the floor
You may choose to close your eyes
Close your eyes and relax the body. Breathe normally.
Now inhale slowly and deeply and then hold the breath.
Now bend your neck and bring your chin down to the jugular notch
You may choose to keep your eyes closed or look at the tip of your nose
Stay in this position as long as you can hold your breath
When you wish to exhale, first raise your chin up and then exhale from the mouth
BENEFITS TO REAP
Jalandhara Bandha presses against two important glands – the thyroid and the parathyroid glands. These two glands regulate the body metabolism.
This posture works the spinal cord. It enhances blood circulation, thereby improving the health of your spinal cord.
The posture can help improve your capacity to focus.
It helps free the shoulders and aligns the upper spine properly.
Most important benefit is that it expands the ether element in the personality of the sadhak which helps in gaining further depth in the spiritual experiences
It also helps cure ENT related problems
Don’t try it if you are suffering from breathing problems.
Or If you have either low or high blood pressure avoid this.