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What is Apanasana?
In Sanskrit Apana means subtle energy that moves in abdominal area and controls elimination of waste products from the body.

Pranayama : Pranic Healing Apana Samana Udana Vyana Nadi Suddhi
Pranayama : Pranic Healing Apana Samana Udana Vyana Nadi Suddhi ...

one of the type major forms of 'Universal Energy' (along with Prana) that sustain the human organism; the lunar energy, whose primary characteristics are cooling, silvery, reflective, inhibiting and feminine.
Aprakasha Bindu ...

One of the vital airs which move in the sphere of the lower abdomen.

sub-prana, which is located in the lower abdominal region, responsible for elimination and reproduction ...

Downward moving pranic force; function of prana that tends to move downward. Also identified with exhalation.
Archetype ...

APANA - one of the five pranas that function in the body (see "prana")
APARIGRAHA - not accumulating, not collecting of unnecessary things; fifth of five yamas
APMAN - disrespect, humiliation ...

Apana-Vayu is situated in the pelvic floor and its energy pervades the lower abdomen. The flow of Apana-Vayu is downwards and out and its energy nourishes the organs of digestion, reproduction and elimination.

apana [one of the five pranas]: situated in the lower part of the trunk, it presides over the lower functions, especially over the emission of such parts of the food as are rejected by the body, and over procreation; ...

Apanasana (Knees-to-Chest Pose) is a counterpose for backbends, but it also helps ground the energy created during the previous poses. Lie on your back with your hands on bent knees and feet off the floor.

Apana: The third prana is apana. Apana is located between the navel and the perineum in the pelvic region.

Apana Vayu
downward flowing prana between manipura and mooladhara
Aparigraha ...

37. When Apana is raised up and reaches the sphere of Agni (fire) then the flame of Agni grows long, being blown about by Vayu.

Apana A type of prana. The vital energy of excretion that flows downward out of the body ridding it of impurites.Aparigraha One of the yamas non-greed.Asana Physical yogic posture or position.

The Prana, the Life force is consisting of mainly five parts known as Panchaprana by name - Prana, Apana, Udana,Vyana,Samana with another five subsidiaries, which are not important to mention.

Apana which has a downward tendency is forced up by contracting and drawing the anus upwards. This process is called Mula Bandha.

When we breathe in, when we inhale the breath, the Apana is acting. The Vyana is a third form of the operation of this energy, ...

and the practice of breath control while seated in it thus: 'Assuming Padmasana and having placed the palms one upon another, fix the chin firmly upon the breast and contemlating upon Brahman, frequently contract the anus and raise the apana up; ...

Thus the life supporting functions of prana-shakti in the body (often called vital airs or vayus) are ten, of which apana-vayu (normally flows downward from the navel to feet) and the prana-vayu (normally residing in the chest area) are the most ...

With all bandhas we establish flow and remove stasis and thus there is an absence of effort and force -- it MUST become more than effortless -- it must energize, balance apana/prana, and give us energy! ...

Five types of prana are responsible for various pranic activities in the body, they are Prana, Apana, Vyan, Udana & Samana. Out of these Prana and Apana are most important. Prana is upward flowing and Apana is downward flowing.

Savasana - start with long slow deep breaths Eka Pada Apanasana (Pull one knee to chest) Apanasana (Both knees to chest) Roll to side to sit up Cat and Cow pose Child's pose Child's pose reach hands forward Down Dog (Feet as wide as mat and knees ...

The Ida is generally associated with the left side of the body, and with the mind, cold, passivity, apana and the moon. Pingala, on the right side, is associated with prana, heat, activity, and the sun.

Aham vaishvanaro bhootva praninam dehamashritah
Pranapana samayuktah pachmami annum chaturvidham I
(Geeta: 15:14)
Yaga-Mudra Fig - 41 ...

To identify and work with the muscles of each of the chakras, practice working with them separately.
When the mulbhand is applied while retaining the breath, the two major energy flows, prana and apana are united.

Two main experts who popularised hathayoga include Matsyendranatha, Gorakhnatha, etc. Hathayoga is described as the yoga of unity of ha and tha. This means the unity of the sun ad the moon in body or the unity of vitak airs - prana and apana.

See also: See also: Yoga, Prana, Body, Asana, Pranayama

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