A REVIEW OF JALANDHAR BANDHA IN ANCIENT & CLASSICAL INDIA
Bhumika Rudani*, Vikash Bhatnagar, Sandeep Madhukar Lahange & Shailza Bhatnagar, Anjali Sharma and Ankita Pareek
Jalandhara Bandha is described in the Puran, Upanishad, Samhita’s, Tantric and Yogic texts. Bandha, an ancient Ashtang Yoga practice, integrated physical postures, breathing patterns, and a holistic approach guided by the Guru, focusing on both physical and mental aspects, adhering to the Yam to Samadhi sequence. The Vishuddhi Chakra, located in the throat, can be activated by the Jalandhara Bandha, which gives victory over death and can control physical changes. This can lead to anti-aging effects and immortality. The Bandha prevents the passage of Amrita, a substance from the Bindu Visarga area, thereby preventing its effects on the Manipuraka Chakra. Vigyana Nadi is affected by the Carotid Artery, which passes through the neck and is divided into two parts. The Carotid Sinus, a flat portion of blood vessels, can be affected by pressure. The Carotid Nerve passes through the sinus, reaching the skull and brain. The Jalandhar Bandha process transmits pressure to the brain when the sinus is pressured.
Keywords: Jalandhara Bandha, Inner lock, Throat lock, Chin lock, Yogic seal, Inner energy, Kundaliniyoga, Yogic kriya.
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