Abdominal Contraction – Uddiyana Bandha

Uddiyana BandhaUddiyana Bandha - Satya Live Yoga

  • Stand with the feet shoulder width apart.
  • Inhale deeply.
  • Bend forward from the waist and exhale fully out the mouth.
  • Position the spine horizontal to the floor, bend the knees slightly and rest the hands on the thighs to support the weight of the upper body.
  • Take a false inhalation, keeping the glottis closed and expanding the chest, as though breathing in but not actually taking in air.
  • Straighten the knees and hold the position for as long as comfortable.
  • Release the abdominal lock, relax the chest and raise the head and torso upright.
  • Exhale slightly to release the pressure from the lungs then inhale slowly through the nose.

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