Apaan mudra

The Apaan mudra is an extremely important and useful mudra that first detoxifies (and, therefore, purifies) the body and then energizes it.
Method :
Apaan mudra is formed by joining together the tips of the thumb, the middle finger and the ring finger.

Apaan mudra

Apaan mudra

Effects:
Apaan mudra is a combination of the Aakaash-vardhak (Aakaash) and the Prithvi-vardhak (Prithvi) mudras. Apart from an increase of elements space and earth, Apaan mudra brings about an increase of Vaata and Kapha humors and, therefore, a decrease of Pitta humor.

Benefits of  The Apaan Mudra:

  • 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.

Duration :
Minimum 30 to 45 minutes every day, either at one stretch or in three parts (i.e., for 10 to 15 minutes, thrice a day).
Precaution :
People with a Varta + Kapha mix constitution should perform this mudra in moderation.

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