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Abdominal Lift

© Roger Jahnke OMD

The following is one in an ongoing series of columns entitled The Healer Within by Roger Jahnke OMD. View all columns in series
This technique is a traditional yoga practice called Uddhiyana bandha. Stand with feet at about shoulder width, bend the knees slightly, bend forward, exhale completely, brace the hands above the knees. Either lift and hold the abdomen upward against the spine or rhythmically contract and release the abdomen while maintaining the exhalation. Complete by returning to erect position and inhaling before needing to gasp.


Applications Suggestions:

  • Health maintenance: 3 to 4 repetitions, 2 to 3 sessions per day.

  • Health enhancement: 3 to 4 repetitions, 4 to 6 sessions per day.

  • Disease intervention: Start slowly and build up to 6 to 10 repetitions, 8 to 10 sessions per day.

  • Getting started: 2 to 3 repetitions, once or twice per day. Remember to build up slowly, if you are weak, this can be too much exertion if practiced too vigorously.


Other columns provide specific instructions for the following breathing practices:
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Roger Jahnke has been in the health field since 1967 beginning with body therapies, herbal medicine, Tai Chi, Yoga and meditation. He turned his attention seriously to Oriental medicine in 1972 with study at the North American College of Acupuncture in Vancouver, B.C., under Dr. Kok Yeung Leung who now has his school in France. In 1975 Roger transferred to the Tai Hsuan School of......more
 
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