Abdominal Lock Pose (Uddiyanabandha)
In yoga, Uddiyana bandha is both a type of pranayama, breathing technique as it is one of the three key yogic energy locks.
Benefits of the Abdominal Lock Pose (Uddiyanabandha):
Hold Uddiyanabandha (Abdominal Lock Pose) removes constipation, invigorates digestion pressurizes the navel plexes, and help to make retention of breath stable.
How to perform the Abdominal Lock Pose (Uddiyanabandha):
- Stand on the floor with your feet about hip’s distance apart.
- Bend your knees slightly and round your torso and place your hands on your knees.
- Breathe-in through your nose and breathe-out forcefully. Tighten your abs to push the air out of your lungs.
- Expand your rib cage and lift your navel toward your spine. If you are a beginner focus on hollowing your stomach and feeling your abdominals lift.
- Lower your chin to your chest.
- Hold the posture for 5 to 15 seconds. Release your abdominals, lift your chin and breathe normally.
Durations/Repetitions of the Abdominal Lock Pose (Uddiyanabandha):
Hold Uddiyanabandha (Abdominal Lock Pose) for 5 to 15 seconds and repeat the same thrice atleast.
Difficulty Level and Advancement of the Abdominal Lock Pose (Uddiyanabandha):
Uddiyanabandha (Abdominal Lock Pose) is a difficulty level 2 asana recommended for beginners.