Apan vayu mudra should be practiced daily for 30 to 45 minutes, either all at once or three times per day for 10 to 15 minutes. If one is suffering from chest pain, this mudra should be practiced contninuously, until the pain is relieved. People with kapha constitution should practice this mudra moderately.
Practicing this mudra is benefitial for people with fast heart beats and people suffering from chest pain caused by blockages within the arteries. It can also help to relieve headaches, toothaches, backaches or pain in the joints. People who suffer from cardiac ailments in the past should perform apan vayu mudra on a regular basis. In fact, it is believed that apan vayu mudra is a very good emergency treatment in case of a heart attack. It allows the patient to arrive safely to a hospital without causing any damage to the heart.