Forget High B.P. and Heart Diseases with Apan Vayu Mudra
In Yoga, our sages have developed a number of Mudras to avoid various diseases and to mitigate their effects. These Mudras are made by manipulating the fingers of our hands. They have wonderful effect on body and mind. I am describing here “Apan Vayu Mudra”, which mitigates heart disease, and is highly effective even in case of heart attack. The Mudra has to be made by both the hands. Its effect is magical in case of heart attack; it works like a Sorbitrate tablet, and serves better than even a powerful injection. It will not cause damage to the heart, and one can safely go to a hospital in this Mudra, without any panic.
The Apan Vayu Mudra is also called the Mrita Sanjeevani Mudra. It is a very powerful Mudra and in ancient India it was considered to be a life saver in case of a heart attack.
1. Sit down comfortably in the Padma Asana (Lotus Pose) or any other suitable posture. Breathe gently through your nostrils.
2. Now touch the tips of the middle and ring fingers to the tip of your thumb. Your little finger should point straight out.
3. This Mudra should be held for a period of ten to fifteen minutes.
· The Apan Vayu Mudra is supposed to be very beneficial for the heart.
· People with a history of cardiac ailments should practice this Mudra on a regular basis.
· The benefits of the Apan Vayu Mudra also extend to those who suffer from gastric problems such as heartburn and indigestion.
Apan Vayu Mudra is useful in a large number of other cases:
•If done regularly for 45 minutes daily in three stretches of 15 minutes each in morning, afternoon and evening, it is helpful for many heart diseases. When air element increases in the body, it causes constriction of heart arteries; they become hard and narrow. Doing this Mudra will relieve arteriosclerosis’ of the heart, and thus strengthens the heart muscles and remove blockages in arteries.
•It relieves angina immediately.
•It normalizes blood pressure and thus saves us from both high as well as low blood pressure, as it stimulates the circulatory system.
•In case of palpitations or weak pulse, this Mudra will normalize the pulse rate immediately.
•It also reduces nervousness, as it quietens / calms the nervous system.
•It helps in relieving acidity, gas formation, eructation, belching, and strengthens the digestive system. It solves all diseases of the intestines, colic, colitis, etc;
•It is highly effective in respiratory diseases like asthma. This Mudra, by cleansing the blood circulatory system, alos helps the lungs in their functioning. People who suffer from difficult breathing while climbing stairs or walking fast should do this Mudra for about 10 minutes before climbing stairs; they will feel much better.
•It is also highly effective in curing migraine. Migraine or headache is primarily due to weak digestion or excited nerves. As already mentioned, this Mudra quietens the nervous system and strengthens digestive system therefor leaving no cause for migraine.
•By soothing the nervous system, it induces sleep and cures insomnia.
•According to Ayurveda, any imbalance in the three “doshas” – Vata, Pitta and Kapha causes diseases. Apan Vayu Mudra restores balance in these three ‘doshas’. Apan Vayu Mudra stimulates and strengthens the blood circulatory system – digestive system, respiratory system, excretory system and the nervous system.
Apan Vayu Mudra is a very helpful mudra in our daily lives and also in emergencies like heart attack. It should be practiced for 45 minutes a day – in 3 phases of 15 minutes each. If practiced regularly over a long period of time, it is helpful in a number of heart ailments.
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