Uddiyana Bandha Kriya Practice

Try this every morning to improve digestion and elimination!

Gerald explains how we do uddiyana bandha as a kriya (cleansing) practice in preparation for pranayama.  This is a very powerful practice even if fairly simple!

“Uddiyana bandha compresses the digestive organs, adrenal glands, kidneys, and most important the solar plexus.  This ‘brain-in-the-stomach’ is squeezed and in return a flood of energy is generated in the abdomen and chest.  The energy has healing qualities and is experienced consciously as beneficial, enhancing our sense of wellbeing.  Uddiyana bandha tones the sympathetic nervous system, encouraging it to work more efficiently.  It also enables us to gain control over the sympathetic nervous system so that it does not function in inappropriate situations, thus avoiding the effects of stress and anxiety in psychosomatic disease.”

Moola Bandha, The Master Key by Swami Buddhananda