Uddiyanabandha, Uḍḍiyānabandha, Uddiyana-bandha, Uddiyanabamdha: 4 definitions


Uddiyanabandha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

[«previous next»] — Uddiyanabandha in Rasashastra glossary
Source: Google Books: The Alchemical Body

Uḍḍiyānabandha (उड्डियानबन्ध, “the lock of the upward-flying [bird]”):—A contraction of the abdomen which, by emptying the lungs, drives them and the diaphragm up into the upper thorax and causes the prāṇa to “fly up” through the medial channel into the cranial vault.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Uddiyanabandha in Yoga glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Yoga

From the Haṭha Yogha Pradīpikā (chapter III): “Uḍḍiyāna is so called by the Yogīs, because by its practice the Prāṇa (Vāyu,) flies (flows) in the Suṣumnā.” (śl. 44) and “The belly above the navel is pressed backwards towards the spine. This Uḍḍiyāna Bandha is like a lion for the elephant of death.” (śl. 57)

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Uddiyanabandha in Hinduism glossary
Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Uddiyana Bandha (उड्डियान बंध) is the abdominal bandha described and employed in hatha yoga. It involves, after having exhaled all the air out, pulling the abdomen under the rib cage by taking a false inhale while holding the breath and then release the abdomen after a pause. The process is repeated many times before letting the air into the lungs, resuming normal breath.

Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Uddiyanabandha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Uḍḍiyāṇabaṃdha (ಉಡ್ಡಿಯಾಣಬಂಧ):—[noun] one of the three process of self-control in haṭha yōga ( a mode of abstract contemplation, forcing the mind to abstain from external objects).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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