Jalandhara Bandha

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Jalandhara Bandha Sanskrit: जालंधर[1] बंध, IAST: Jālandhara bandha[2][3]) is the chin Bandha described and employed in Hatha Yoga.


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


This bandha 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]


  1. ^ "Monier Williams Online Page: 420". Retrieved 2020-01-21.
  2. ^ White 2011, p. 261.
  3. ^ a b Monier-Williams 1964, p. 720.
  4. ^ "SpokenSanskrit.de Entry: जाल". Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  5. ^ Macdonell 2005, p. 99.
  6. ^ "SpokenSanskrit.de Entry: धर". Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  7. ^ Ramaswami 2005, p. 4.