Nauli kriya is a shat kriya—one of the six cleansing actions of hatha yoga. During this practice, the abdominal organs are massaged by the sequential contraction of the abdominal muscles from side to side. Demonstrated in detail by Sandra Anderson, this is an excellent practice for the pranic body.
ABOUT Sandra Anderson Initiated into the Himalayan tradition in 1988, author and teacher Sandra Anderson draws on traditional yoga texts and 20 years of study and practice under the guidance of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. She teaches all aspects of yoga nationally, trains teachers, and instructs programs at the Himalayan Institute where she lives. Sandra holds a degree in geology and began her studies in yoga while working throughout the west as an environmental groundwater geologist. View her videos on pranayama and other practices online, and her e-book, "The Breath of Life—The Prana Vayus", and articles on pilgrimage, prayer, and more.