✨HOP ON THE NAULI TRAIN! 🚂✨
Yoga beyond leggings....? Nauli is an essential Kriya (cleansing technique also known as "Shatkarma"). This practice is a churning of the abdominal contents by way of isolated contractions of the abdominal muscles. It serves to clean and tone the organs, harness prana (vital life force energy) and heal digestive maladies.
Four nauli variations, which are gradually learned sequentially:
-Madhyana Nauli: Isolated contraction of the central muscles of the abdominis (shown at the end of the video).
-Vama Nauli: Isolated contraction of the left part of the central muscles of the abdomen
-Daksina Nauli: Isolated contraction of the right part of the central muscles of the abdomen
-Nauli Kriya: the circular movement of the central muscles of the abdomen.
Nauli is generally done standing or in a pose where the trunk can be bent forward, supported by hands upon thighs.
Exhale completely as you bend forward, hold air out but push out through the ribs as if you were inhaling. The entire belly will auction in towards the spine. This is Udiyana Kriya. You can begin with Madhyana Nauli, isolating the center also recurs abdominis. Over time, move you hips slightly side to side as if you were walking (feet remain rooted). After months of practice, you will hone in the brain-body connection through the nervous system to churn your entire abdomen.
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