Jalandhara Bandha

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Jalandhara Bandha (IPA:/ɟɐːl̺n̺d̺ʱɐrɐ bɐndʱɐ/; Sanskrit: जालन्धर बंध,[1] IAST: Jālandhara bandha[2][3]) is the chin Bandha described and employed in Hatha Yoga.


Jālandhara bandha comes from Sanskrit. Jāla Sanskrit: जाल means web[4] or "net"[5] and dhara (Sanskrit: धर) means "holding".[6] Bandha (Sanskrit: बंध) means "bond; contracting".[3]


It is performed by extending the neck and elevating the sternum (breastbone) before dropping the head so that the chin may rest on the chest. Meanwhile the tongue pushes up against the palate in the mouth. [7]