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Etymology/ Definition उदानो नाम यस्तूर्ध्वमुपैति पवनोत्तम: । तेन भाषितगीतादि विशेषो अभिप्रवर्तते।
उर्ध्वजत्रुगतान्‌ रोगान्‌ करोति च विशेषत:। सु. नि. १/१५
ReferenceA.H.Su.12/5, C.Chi.28/219, S.Su.1/14, S.Ni.1/14
Literary MeaningM / W – breathing upwards , one of the five vital airs of the human body ( the one in the throat that rises upwards )
Implied MeaningA type of Vaayu , which has upward direction and which is responsible for exhalation is called Udaana .
ElaborationThe chest is the seat of Udaana Vaayu . It moves in the nose , throat and umbilicus . Its function is initiation of speech , effort , enthusiasm , strength ( capacity to work ), complexion and memory ( awareness ). Vitiation of Udaana leads to development of Oordhvajatrugata Vyaadhi ( disease related with eyes , mouth , nose , ears , and head ) as well as diseases related with Praan ` avaha Srotas like cough .
Contemporary ColloquialUdaana Vaata

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