Uddiyana Bandha

Baya Kumbhaka

After exhalation all of the air is expelled from the lungs. The lower abdomen and diaphragm are then drawn upwards in a vacuum. The muscles from the sacrum to the ribs are contracted. The rib cage is raised and a little space is made around the heart.

The muscles in the front of the neck are also drawn inward causing a lock called Jalandhara Bandha.

Sri Tirumala Krishnamacharya



Based on a book by B.K.S Iyengar
Light on Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breathing

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