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...after an exhalation, never before an inhalation" - it means that you have to free your lungs from air and to stop breathing at all before to start pulling up your stomach, then - "Hold the bandhas for five to 15 seconds. Then slowly release the abdominal grip and inhale normally. Perform three to 10 rounds, depending on your capacity, with one or more normal breaths between each round.". Usually it is enough to inhale and exhale 5-10 times before to do Uddiyana Bandha.


Can you please clarify, "perform it only ...after an exhalation, never before an inhalation"


Her abs look freakin gross! Sickening actually


i have undergone abdominal surgery 2 years ago... can i do this bandha?


How can you do Uddiayana and Jalandhara together? Seems practically impossible to me as theformer is done after full exhalation and the latter after full inhalation

Veena Grover RYt

Practice of Uddiyana Band-ha has helped me release my mental stress, more energy in my body & my abdominal cramps disappeared {means helped my digestion} Very nice article.Thanks a lot.


I know that you cannot do this lock with a regular hernia but what about an inquinal hernia?


If people practice uddiynbandha regularly,there will be a drastic drop in the sail of tablets for acidity and gas!!


My 7 year old daughter does this naturally--for the fun of it. It's amazing! She's teaching me. Between her innate ability/coaching and what I read here, I think I'm almost there!


I think uddiyana bandha is a very advanced thing that few "yoga teachers" can do. If you are even working on it, you are doing good in your practice.

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