Jalandhara Bhanda it’s
located at the trough level, the highest in the body. It directs the energy the
central channel preventing the energy to disperse to other areas of the body,
like the eyes or the ears. It seals the energy generated by the areas of
the brain stem .
Jala means watery secretions
of the brain, and Dhara means open gate. Yogi Bhajan explained how the higher
glands (pituitary, pineal, and hypothalamus) are stimulated to secrete hormones
by doing certain practices. These glands are also related one with another. The
pituitary secretions have been represented as a cooling flow that will be mix
with the heated flow of the navel and lower areas. Appling this lock
concentrates these secretions and opens the relation between them. It also
helps to concentrate, bringing the attention inwards.
To apply Jalandhara Bhanda
sit comfortably with the spine straight. One must strengthen the neck by
bringing the head back and the chin slightly in and back. It seems as if the
pyloric valve will close. Not to be confused with just bringing the chin towards
It can be apply while holding
the breath in, as well as when you hold the breath out.
It’s generally used during
chanting and meditation unless the contrary it’s specific.