Apaan Mudra - Mudra of Detoxification
The Apaan mudra is an extremely important and useful mudra that first detoxifies (and, therefore, purifies) the body and then energizes it.
Apaan mudra is a combination of Aakaash- vardhak (Aakaash) and the Prithvi- vardhak (Prithvi) mudras.
People with a Varta + Kapha mix constitution should perform this mudra in moderation.
Method of performing Apaan Mudra:
*Apaan Mudra is a relatively simple mudra. You can easily perform it by following these steps of Apaan Mudra:
*Stand or sit up straight.
*Bring your hands in front of you and bend the middle and ring finger and thumb so that their tips touch each other.
*Your index and little finger should be pointing straight.
*The Apaan Mudra is usually performed with both hands. The Mudra should be held for at least 30 minutes. You can also divide it into three session of 10 to 15 minutes each.
Benefits of Apaan Mudra:
*One of the most important benefits of the Apaan Mudra is its ability to purify the body.
*Anuria (absence/obstruction of urine).
*Constipation, flatulence (gas), piles.
*Absence of sweat.
*Delayed delivery of a child.
*Burning in the body/body-parts.
*Ailments caused by a deficiency of element space and humor Vaata.
*Ailments caused by a deficiency of element earth and humor Kapha.
*Ailments caused by an excess of element fire and humor Pitta.
*This mudra helps the body get rid of unwanted toxins and is also helpful in dealing with constipation, flatulence, anuria, and absence of sweat.
Precaution: If you are not sure how to perform this mudra, kindly contact any physician or yoga tutor.