the great lock - combines the three locks in yoga - the moola bandha, jalandhara bandha and uddiyana bandha - together with breath retention.
Maha mudra ...
Maha Mudra is the preliminary exercise for this. Press the anus with the left heel. Place the right foot upon the left thigh. Contract the anus and muscles of the perineum. Draw the Apana Vayu upwards. Draw the breath slowly and retain it by Jalandhara Bandha as long as you can.
Traya Bandha (maha bandha)
Utilizing the Three Basic Bandhas with the Breath, Pranayama and Advanced Mudra Practice
Part Two; Adjunctive Bandhas ...
BANDHA - 1. tie, bond; 2. contraction, binding or blocking
- MUL BANDHA - contraction of the perineum
- UDDIYAN BANDHA - the drawing up of the diaphragm
- JALANDHAR BANDHA - the chin lock
- MAHA BANDHA - all the three bandhas at the same time ...
This was equivalent to one round of maha bandha. Throwing the soil down from my head also involved maha bandha. Thus I practised two rounds of maha bandha with each basketful of earth, so I must have done one hundred rounds each day.
Then do Maha Bandha by doing them all at the same time. If you are familiar with retaining the breath, you can do that, too.
Jalandhara Bandha is also be combined with Mula and Uddiyana Bandas to create the great lock, Maha Bandha.
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See also: Yoga, Maha, Bandha, Prana, Pranayama