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Figure 2: Uddiyana Bandha (preparation) after complete exhalation in the lightly bent knee position, place hands on knees to press down (a). Hold breath and, without inhalation, relax abdomen, making the abdomen bulged (b). Repeat a few times. While holding breath after emptying the lungs and relaxing the abdomen, make a false inhalation, keeping the glottis closed and expanding the chest, bringing the abdomen in and upward. Hold the position for a comfortable length of time, i.e. about 1–2 s in this study (c). Slowly release the abdomen and inhale

Figure 2: <i>Uddiyana Bandha</i> (preparation) after complete exhalation in the lightly bent knee position, place hands on knees to press down (a). Hold breath and, without inhalation, relax abdomen, making the abdomen bulged (b). Repeat a few times. While holding breath after emptying the lungs and relaxing the abdomen, make a false inhalation, keeping the glottis closed and expanding the chest, bringing the abdomen in and upward. Hold the position for a comfortable length of time, i.e. about 1–2 s in this study (c). Slowly release the abdomen and inhale