The lalana chakra is a minor chakra that is closely associated with the vishuddhi chakra. It is located in the root of the palate at the back of the mouth. It is this centre that is referred to in the following quotation from the Bible: "But God clave a hollow place that was in the jaw, and there came water thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived . . . (Judges 15:19) Again, the water is not the liquid water, but bliss.
After the nectar leaves the bindu, it is stored in the lalana chakra before reaching vishuddhi chakra. Lalana chakra is sometimes called the kala chakra - the centre of division, because it is the centre where the nectar from bindu divides into either good or bad experiences in life. When vishuddhi chakra, combined with lalana chakra, is not awakened, life tends to be painful and unhappy. The nectar becomes poison. But when the vishuddhi and lalana chakras are awakened, then the nectar remains in the form of bliss. Life becomes a source of joyful experiences. Such is the importance of the vishuddhi-lalana chakras.
Incidentally, the purpose of the well known practice of khechari mudra is to stimulate and awaken this lalana chakrafi. Though it is a physical technique it induces more subtle changes on a psychic level.
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