Udanavayu, aka: Udana-vayu, Udānavāyu; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Udānavāyu (उदानवायु):—A Sanskrit technical term referring to “speech”, it is one of the five upadoṣa (sub functions) of Vāta or Vāyu (one of the three doṣas). A doṣa is a basic component of life. The compound Udānavāyu is composed of the words Udāna (‘upwards breath’) and Vāyu (‘breath’). It is also known as Udānavāta. These terms are used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. Āyurveda is India’s classical science of medicine.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

The Vāyu, that courses in (governs) the cavity of the mouth, is called the Prāna, its function being to force down the food into the cavity of the stomach, and to assist the different vitalising principles of the body (such as the internal heat or fire etc.) in discharging their functions in life, and to contribute to the general sustenance of the body. A deranged condition of this particular kind of Vāyu (Prāna) is usually followed by hic-cough, dyspnœa and other kindred distempers.

The Udāna Vāyu is identical with the energy which is situated in the speech centre;

Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume II
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana

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Udānavāyu (उदानवायु).—One of the five life-breaths. The five life-breaths are Prāṇa, Apāna, Samāna, Udāna and Vyāna.

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Udānavāyu (उदानवायु).—Bodily air which moves upwards and which is controlled by the breathing exercises of the aṣṭāṅga-yoga system.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

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