Apana vayu is a Sanskrit term that refers to the expelling of prana or life force energy, in the form of the breath, through a contracting, downward movement. Vayu refers to wind or force and apana is the downward movement of this force.
Yoga can be a wonderful tool for supporting you in your weight loss efforts. Many of the standing Yoga poses are very strengthening and vigorous. When you learn how to enter more deeply into the postures, in correct alignment, you will greatly increase the beneficial effects of the practice. Yogic standing postures increase balance, coordination, flexibility and strength.