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difference between uddiyana bandha and kriya

Ashtanga Yoga teacher Kino MacGregor talks about the bandhas, a lifelong journey into the core strength of the inner body. One often misunderstood difference is between uddiyana bandha and uddiyana kriya. The first is from the navel down to the public bone and the second is a purification practice that can only be done on exhalation. Watch the clip to see the difference.

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Watch Ayurvedic consultant and Shadow Yoga teacher Scott Blossom demonstrate the abdominal lock, used to improve digestion, tone the abdominal muscles, and stimulate and lift the energy of the lower belly (apana vayu), to unite it with the energies localized in the navel (samana vayu) and heart (prana vayu).