|Etymology/ Definition||कृत्स्नदेहचरो व्यानो रससंवहनोद्यत:। स्वेदासृक्स्रावणश्चापि पञ्चधा चेष्टयत्यपि। सु. नि.१ /१७|
|Reference||C.Chi.28/9,219, A.H.Su.12/6, S.Ni.1/17|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – one of the five vital airs ( that which circulates or is diffused through the body.|
|Implied Meaning||It is one of the five subtypes of Vaata Dosha .|
Vyaana is mainly located in the heart ( Prabhavasthaana ). It moves all over the body with great speed and it performs activities like walking, flexion, extension at various joints to bring about various functions and voluntary actions.
|Elaboration||Sus`hruta describes five types of movements of Vyaana Vaayu like prasaaran`a ( expansion of body channels ), Aakunchana ( constriction ), Vinamana ( downward movement ), Unnamana ( upwards movement ), Tiryaggamana ( movement in oblique direction, adduction ). Opening and closing of eyelids. Vyaana Vaayu helps to circulate nutrients all over the body to nourish various body parts.|
Another equally important function is circulation of Rasa from the heart to the whole body along the three channels and three directions.
Last updated on June 18th, 2021 at 11:41 am