Uddiyana Bandha

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce uddiyana bandha, known as the abdominal lift.


Become familiar with uddiyana bandha, including its uses, cautions and practice technique.


Translate the Sanskrit phrase “uddiyana bandha” and describe some uses and effects of this bandha. Provide associated cautions and describe two positions other than sitting from which this bandha can be practiced. Describe the technique for practicing uddiyana bandha.

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