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Jalandhara Bandha: Chin Lock

The Bandhas: Connection and Activation

Our neck takes a lot of strain from daily activities such as driving, reading, and working on the computer. The yogic practice of jalandhara bandha (chin lock) provides it with a much-needed alignment and stabilization. In this video, Sandra Anderson explains the technique’s benefits on our endocrine and nervous systems, as well as its role in restoring and integrating our subtle energies. Find out how you can incorporate this essential lock into your own asana and meditation routine.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 8 mins

About the Teacher

Sandra Anderson

For over 25 years Sandra Anderson has shared her extensive experience in yoga practice and theory with students from all over the world. A senior faculty member and resident at the Himalayan Institute, her teaching reflects access to the living oral tradition, and the embodied experience of 30 years of dedicated practice. With a background in the natural sciences and studies in classical Sanskrit, along with frequent pilgrimages to India, Sandy has a rare capacity to eloquently convey the richness of spiritual life in our contemporary world. She is the coauthor of the award-winning book, Yoga Mastering the Basics, and was a contributing editor and columnist for Yoga International magazine. She is now a frequent contributor to YogaInternational.com, offering instructional videos, workshops, and articles. Sandy leads trainings and retreats both nationally and internationally, and at the headquarters of the Himalayan Institute.

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