Jalandharabandha, Jalandhara-bandha, Jālandharabandha: 4 definitions


Jalandharabandha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Jālandharabandha

Jogpradpak describes Jālandharabandha in which the tongue is placed in the middle of the trighaṇṭī, the three sets of orifices at the nostrils, eyes and ears. Vivekadarpaṇ mentions the kākīmukhī attitude in connection with jālandharabandha. Intstructions to make the mouth like a bird’s beak when practising khecarīmudrā are also to be found in the Jayadrathayāmala, Khecarīvidyā, Gorakaṣaśataka, Śivasaṃhitā and the Gheraṇḍasaṃhitā.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Source: Google Books: The Alchemical Body

Jālandharabandha (जालन्धरबन्ध, “the lock of the net bearer”):—A contraction of the throat by means of which the yogin seals off his head from his torso and constricts the network (jāla) of subtle channels and supports, thereby arresting the downward flow of nectar that has accumulated in the cranial vault.l

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

From the Haṭha Yogha Pradīpikā (chapter III): “Contract the throat and press the chin firmly against the chest. This is called Jālandhara Bandha, which destroys old age and death.” (śl. 70) and “It stops the opening (hole) of the group of the Nādīs, through which the juice from the sky (from the Soma or Chandra in the brain) falls down. It is, therefore, called the Jālandhara Bandha —the destroyer of a host of diseases of the throat.” (śl. 71)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Jalandhara Bandha (जालन्धर बंध) is the chin Bandha described and employed in Hatha Yoga.

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

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

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