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Apan Vayu Mudra
Apan vayu mudra, compounding two mudras- Apan and Vayu Mudra, serves to be beneficial for heart troubles.
 
 Apan Vayu MudraApan Vayu Mudra is a very powerful hand posture which in ancient India was considered to be a life saver in case of a heart attack. It is still considered as the first aid for heart attacks. This Mudra serves to be of immediate effect in an emergency.

Apan Vayu Mudra is a combination of two mudras, `Apan mudra` and `Vayu mudra`. As they are practiced together, their combined effect cures the disease at once. Apan Vayu Mudra is beneficial to the heart. This mudra is also identified as Hridaymudra or Mrit Sanjeevani mudra. In a severe heart attack, if administered as a first aid measure within the first two seconds, this mudra proves to be instant reliever.

Practice of Apan Vayu Mudra
This mudra is practiced by touching the base of the thumb by the index finger and tip of thumb touches the tip of the middle finger and the ring finger. The little finger remains straight, at ease. This can be done with each hand.

Apan Vayu Mudra can be practiced as many times in a day as needed. Practising this mudra for 15 minutes in the morning and evening can be beneficial for the heart patients, people suffering from High BP or people who have experienced a heart attack.

Benefits of Apan Vayu Mudra
Apan Vayu Mudra is basically practiced to alleviate heart troubles but it also ensures various other benefits like:
  • Gas in the stomach or in body is removed by the practice of this mudra.
  • It functions as a medicine for blood pressure.
  • Helpful to cure acidity.
  • Beneficial in case of headache and gastric troubles.
  • Regulates bowel movements.
  • Removes more perspiration of legs and hands.
  • Disposes useless toxic things from human body
  • .
  • Practice of Apan Vayu Mudra is effective on toothache.
  • Relieves headache.
  • Balances body temperature
  • It relieves angina immediately
  • In case of palpitations or weak pulse, this Mudra will normalize the pulse rate immediately.
  • Calms the nervous system.
  • Effective in curing migraine
  • .
  • Induces sleep and cures insomnia.
  • Helpful in arthritis
  • Eliminates negative emotions from the mind.


  • (Last Updated on : 23/01/2014)
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