apānaDevanāgarī: अपान Translation: downward air Opposite words:prāṇa Related concepts:vyāna, udāna, samāna, candra, sūrya, kuṇḍalinī, sthāna, laṅghana, mala, mūla
Appears inBhagavad Gītā:
Chapter 5: 27
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“Exhalation is the most important part of the breath,
it encourages the inhalation.
By increasing the exhalation we bring attention to the lower abdomen.”
– From study notes with TKV Desikachar England 1992
“What are Kapālabhāti and Bhastrikā?
Compare and discuss their effects on Prāṇa Sthāna and Apāna Sthāna.”
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“Within the energetic processes in Haṭha Yoga the concept of Candra is that
which directs Prāṇa and Apāna in order to influence the activities of Sūrya.
These and other important concepts integral to the purpose of Haṭha Yoga form the
basis of the the Art of Haṭha Energetics Module One Personal Sādhana Study Workshop.”
“Forward Bends are back stretching Āsana in terms of Bhāvana.
Thus in Paścimatāna Āsana one of the foci is on avoiding pushing
from the lower back as you bend forward.
Thus move forward from the abdominal area by drawing it back,
to encourage the lower back to respond by lengthening.
If we push from the lower back in forward bends,
such as Paścimatānāsana, it can tighten this area,
thus inhibiting the focus on the quality of the Apāna Lakṣaṇa,
as well as transferring stress to the sacrum, hips and hamstrings.”
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