Jalandhara Bandha

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Jalandhara Bandha (Glottis-lock)

‘Jala’ means a net or a web.

I. Practice

  • Keep the back erect and rigid.
  • Lower the head to the trunk.
  • Rest the chin in the notch between the collar bones just above the breast bone.


  • Jalandhara Bandha regulates the flow of energy (Prana) and blood to the heart, the glands in the neck and the head (brain).
  • If Pranayama is practised without doing Jalandhara Bandha, pressure is immediately felt on the heart, behind the eye balls, in the ear cavity and the head feels dizzy.