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Throat Lock

Angle-Based Images: Throat Lock Video
Angle-Based Images: Throat Lock Video
Angle-Based Images: Throat Lock Video
Angle-Based Images: Throat Lock Video
Angle-Based Images: Throat Lock Video
Throat Lock: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in Easy Seat and close your eyes.
Throat Lock: Step 2
Step 2 Lift your sternum and drop your chin lightly, lifting through the top back of your skull as if someone had a string on the back of your neck and was lifting you up. Lengthen through the back of your neck and keep your shoulders down your back.
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Progressions & Variations

Tips

Take care practicing this with any neck injuries.

Benefits

Protects the neck. This pose is thought to protect the inner ear, brain, and eyes from the pressure created by breath retention.

Modifications

For maximum bandha benefit, and prana retention, after practicing for quite some time, and getting comfortable with them, try taking all three, referred to as maha bandha: first, mula, then uddiyana, then jalandhara. To release, reverse the order.

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