Re: Apaana Vayu and menstruation issue
the action of APAN VAYU is not exactly pulling down. Apan is a name for prana vayu acting upon area from umbilicus below till anal region. So its main role involves Defecation,urination and reproductive function. Pulling down action is to get hold the upward moving Prana so that life continues.otherwise a living jiva will die.
Originally Posted by Viraja
During menstruation,a major physical transition stage in a female naturally needs lots of pranic energy(here this prana is contributed by APAN) and thats why female has to save this energy for reproduction system and not divert to more rigorous sadhna or any sorts of activities. otherwise normal pregnancy will be affected.
Regarding sadhna, the role of PRANA AND APAN is to unite both with help of BANDHA AT UMBILICUS level,where Manipur chakra situated....to enter the united prana into brahmarandhra inside SUSMNA.....and this upward flow of energy will help ASCENDANCE OF kUNDALINI WHICH IS SITUATED AT base of BRAHMA RANDHRA(SUSMNA).
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