In the yoga tradition, there are several muscle positionings (Bandha).
The first control is « Mūla », the pelvic floor, the base.
The second control is « Uḍḍiyāna », the abdominal floor .
- At the end of the exhale, (when your lungs are completely empty)
- Stretch the space between the iliac crests and the ribs
- Stretch the transversals, the obliques (inner and outer) and the lower abdominals
This ” abdominal control ” can be experienced very easily in the posture « Adho Mukha Svānnāsana » (the dog position with the head down) in sūryanamaskara. This position is held during five deep breaths.
This set participates to controlling the energy in the body (Prāṇa)
You may also like:
This post is also available in Français.