One of the best ways how to feel peace in mind and heart. This guide will teach you the Apan mudra technique and its benefits.
This mudra is one of the most important of all yoga mudras. The apan mudra is used to clear out toxins in the body and to promote inner peace and harmony.
If you are new to mudras, take a look at my guide in which I explain what mudras are and how they work.
A great majority of diseases these days are caused by toxins that enter our bodies because of our lifestyles. Cancer is perhaps the worst of all, and is caused almost entirely by toxins. you can learn more about this by reading a recent study conducted by Columbia University. Their study showed that 95% of cancer is caused by toxins. Given that the average person has between 400 and 800 chemicals in their body, clearing them out is immensely important.
But how do you clear your body of toxins and chemicals?
One way is with the Apan mudra.
This powerful mudra eliminates toxins and free radicals from the body, preventing illness and disease.
But just what does “Apan Mudra” Mean?
This mudra is the Energy Mudra. It promotes the wood element and creates energy in the gallbladder and liver. You can read more about how mudras influence the elements here.
On top of this, the Apan mudra promotes harmony, peace and balance. It is also said that practicing this mudra also empowers us in making new beginnings.
So, we know the Apan mudra is the best way how to feel peace in mind and heart. But just how do you do the Apan mudra? Find out on the next page.
Apan Mudra Benefits
This mudra is the best way how to feel peace in mind and heart.
One of the most important benefits of the Apan mudra technique is that it helps to remove toxins from the body.
Using the Apan hand position for fifteen minutes a day helps to remove these toxins and thereby strengthens each of our organs.
The Apan mudra is especially important for the flow or urine. It can help to regulate urine, as well as perspiration and can also relieve constipation.
The Apan mudra is said to be of benefit to dental health and can even prevent us from vomiting because it regulates digestion and helps the digestive system to relax.
The apan mudra is best thought of as a cleansing mudra. It helps the body to clense toxins and this helps to strengthen digestion and to even improve eyesight and hearing.
Helps to treat menstrual problems.
Helps with eyes, mouth, ears and nose problems.
Apan Mudra Technique / Position
Bring the tips of your ring finger, thumb, and middle finger together while holding your other two fingers straight up. Hold this position for forty minutes while meditating. Try the mudra for five minutes now before continuing to read on below.
Useful Items for this Mudra
You will find it useful to have the following items ready.
Meditation Cushion: To truly achieve a meditative state you need to be sitting comfortably and with good posture. Meditation cushions help. Be sure to check out our guide to picking and buying a meditation cushion
Mala: Malas help you to count your breaths and to count mantra recitations. A mala will also create energy. The type of energy a mala provides is dependent on the material it’s made from. Read our guide to picking the ideal mala HERE.
Optional: It is worth pick up a good guide to mudras. Many books list hundreds of mudras for use in all different occassions. For my personal recommendations on the best mudra books HERE
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