Pranayam Apana Mudra helps in Body Detox and Digestion Apana Mudra helps in Body Detox and Digestion admin September 19, 2016 Yoga and Pranayam,Apana
Mudra for body detox and digestion.Apana mudra helps in body detox and digestion by stimulating the excretion system to flush out toxins off the body.Gheranda Samhita, one of the classic yoga text manuals, terms apana mudra as the mudra of digestion.
Alternative names of Apana Mudra:-
>Mudra for digestion.
>Mudra for detoxification.
What is Mudra?
Mudra means gesture. Mudra is a way of self expression by using hands, eyes, legs or any other body part. In Buddhism and Hinduism, mudras are in use since ancient time for rituals, meditation and therapeutic benefits.
Apana Mudra is a Hand Mudra apana mudra is a type of hand mudra where fingers of the hands are used to produce a particular hand posture.According to ancient Hindu (and Buddhist) philosophy, the whole universe, including human body is made up of 5 basic elements- fire, air, ether (space), earth and water.
In our body, the fingers of our hands represent these 5 elements
Five fingers represent five elements
Index finger Air
Middle finger Space (ether)
Ring finger Earth
Apaan mudra for digestion-
Any imbalance in these five elements can disturb our immune system to make our body an easy target for various physical and mental disorders.By performing hand mudras, we can re-establish the balance among these 5 elements in our body for health and happiness.
These hand gestures direct the flow of energy in our body in a certain manner to produce the desired therapeutic benefit. In other words, you can say that these hand mudras act as locks to guide the flow of energy in a certain way in our body.
Apana Mudra helps in Body Detox and Digestion In Sanskrit, Apana means downward moving force. Apana mudra governs the pelvic region of your body.The pelvic region refers to the lower abdomen of the body. It contains digestive and reproductive organs.
In short, Apana mudra facilitates smooth and harmonious downward moving force in the digestive and reproductive organs of the body to regulate the movement of body toxins downward. In relieves constipation and makes the bowel movements regular. It increases sweating and urination also.Also, it helps in regulating the menstrual cycles in women.
How to do Apana Mudra-
The tips of middle and index fingers would jointly touch the tip of the thumb. Remaining two fingers would be stretched out.This mudra should be done with both hands simultaneously.Yoga hand mudra for digestion While in apana mudra, the hands can rest on the sides or just rest them on the lap.
You can do it while sitting or walking or lying down.Breathe normally and try to observe the inhalation and exhalation process.For best results, it should be practiced in the sitting posture in the Vajrasana pose because Vajrasana itself aids in digestion by increasing the flow of blood to the pelvis.