"Pie in the Sky" Yogini: Lock it up!

One the most powerful locks to contain energy and structure for the abdomen is Uddiyanabandha. This lock is located at the abdomen, and when engaged, the abdominal wall moves back toward the spine and upward. This seals the prana on the sides of the body and controls the volume of energy within the body. It especially is powerful for structural support of the body in standing poses. It helps to prevent disc injuries in yoga practice. So if you are looking to maintain power, especially in your standing poses, engage Uddiyanabandha lock!

~Mary Jane
Illustrator: Ann Curch Gagliano


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