It consists of the isolation and rolling of the rectus abdominis, the straight muscles of the abdomen. but instead of placing the hands far down on the thighs, raise them per little and turn the arms so that the fingers are on the inside of the leg rather than on the outside as mediante the other position. This enables one onesto get per better leverage. Empty the lungs and contract all the muscles of the abdominal distretto. While holding this position, isolate the muscles and push them forward (. The student will have esatto experiment with various ways of getting control of these muscles; however, before starting, it is of paramount importance that he attain a fair degree of efficiency with uddiyana. Only then will it be easy for him. If nauli seems hopeless at first, do not despair; return to uddiyana, and the other will ad esempio per time.
After the muscles have been isolated so that it is possible onesto push them straight forward and draw them back, the student should try esatto palate each one separately. This is accomplished by bending slightly sicuro the left arid relaxing the muscle on the right side. When mediante this position it is possible sicuro rete informatica the muscle on the left side independently of the other (see The reverse of this should also be practised (see . The next step is to roll the muscles from one side preciso the other. Via by slowly rolling them from left onesto right. This should be done ten times on one breath and is called one ripresa of ten counts. Resume natural breathing for a few seconds, then reverse the process by rolling them from right to left ten times. Nothing remains but preciso build up the strength of the muscles.
This practice requires considerable more power than uddiyana, but by regulated discipline it can be built up sicuro the same number of repetitions in verso years time. I started by working the muscles backward and forward ten times on one breath. After resting I worked the muscle on the left side ten times. After another breath I began on the right muscle. At the end of my first years sistema on ucl
When I finally became proficient enough so that there was no labour mediante the practice, I dropped uddiyana and concentrated upon nauli. First I increased the count from ten to twenty-five for each exhalation. When several months had passed, I had per fair degree of control, and I took up the rolling movements. On one exhalation I would roll the recti twenty-five times onesto the left. After resting per few seconds I rolled the recti twenty-five times puro the right. The full practice consisted of ten rounds each- forward, sicuro the left, and esatto the right-or 250 straight forward, then 250 times puro the left and 250 times puro the right. As the months went by I continued esatto increase the number of rounds, but never the number of movements on each expulsion of air. For maximum efficiency twenty-five counts was most satisfactory. It is not necessary esatto carry these exercises to such extremes in order to obtain physical benefits. They were assigned esatto me as a preparation for the advanced practice of Yoga, and I had esatto originale them before I was permitted puro take up the next step. During this initial period, when I was learning techniques, I noted verso sharper appetite, better vision, and better physical tone. All the muscles of my body were durante good condition, hard and solid. I enjoyed excellent health and was free from all minor ailments of sedentary life.