Jalandhara bandha differs from mula bandha and uddiyana bandha in that it is rarely performed alone. It is commonly used as part of pranayama. It can also be combined with the other two bandhas to create a maha (great) bandha.
This powerful energy lock is said to compress and stimulate the sinuses. This helps regulate and balance both the circulatory and respiratory systems. The throat pressure gently balances the thyroid gland, helping to regulate metabolism.
Jalandhara bandha is a subtle process that works on the internal energy systems. It activates and energizes the visuddha (throat) chakra, which is believed to aid in communication, freedom and self-expression.