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What is Uddiyana bandha and why would you practice it?

Uddiyana is the abdominal lock, a hatha yoga technique and the core practice in my pelvic floor yoga training. It is one of the body “locks” used in asana and pranayama practice to control the body energy flow. Bandha in English is “lock” and it talks about the yogic technique of closing off the energy flow to only specific parts of your body.


When performing Bandha a person contracts or compresses the corresponding muscle groups of the perineum (Mula Badha), abdomen (Uddiyana Badha), and neck (Jalandhara Bandha). All bandhas have a massage effect on muscles and internal organs, improving blood circulation in any area of ​​the body helping to cleanse it.


Uddiyana bandha (abdominal muscles contraction) compresses the organs of the digestive system, the adrenal glands, the kidneys and, most importantly, the solar plexus. When our "brain in the stomach" is compressed, a huge amount of energy is released in the chest and abdominal cavity, which has healing properties. Emotionally, it gives us a sense of well-being. Uddiyana bandha tones the sympathetic nervous system and makes it work more efficiently.


The benefits of Uddiyana bandha are Incredible: muscle & connective tissue stretches, blood circulation increase, internal ograns massage, digestion improvement, hormonal balance and so much more. That is why I included it in my "Women's health 1.0" online course.


uddiyana badha practice by yuliana g

Uddiyana's benefits:


  • Elimination of internal organs displacement, including the pelvic organs, as the diaphragm directs up under the ribs and pulls the organs up.

  • Massage the internal organs of the abdominal cavity. It helps to eliminate constipation, intestines and pancreas problems, and indigestion. Such a massage also has a beneficial effect on the liver, kidneys, spleen and adrenal glands functions.

  • Beneficial effect on the blood system: Uddiyana removes venous congestion, improves blood circulation, and accelerates regenerative processes.

  • Stimulation of the nervous system: positive effect on the solar plexus, and stimulation of nerve endings that are concentrated in the intestines.

  • Hormone system stimulation, specifically adrenal glands and pancreas. In combination with Mula bandha, it also stimulates the uterus and ovaries.

  • Immunity boost of the urogenital system: blood outflow from the pelvic organs, activation of blood supply, removal of excess fluid, pelvic diaphragm strengthening and intimate zone health improvement.

  • Energy level increase, which contributes to the processes of rejuvenation and inhibition of aging. Toning of the wide abdominal muscle layers and reduction of belly fat.

  • Increase of pleasant sensations during *ex.


Do you want to learn & master Uddiyana? I'd be happy to guide you in the process - get a free consultation with me to learn more or enroll in my online course to learn it on your own (first class is free!).

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