Vyanavayu, aka: Vyana-vayu, Vyānavāyu; 4 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Vyānavāyu (व्यानवायु):—A Sanskrit technical term referring to “general movements”, 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 Vyānavāyu is composed of the words Vyāna (‘circulating’ or ‘pervade’) and Vāyu (‘breath’). It is also known as Vyānavāta. 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 known as the Vyāna courses (acts) through the whole organism, and its functions consist in sending the lymph chyle, etc. all through the body and in helping the out-flow of blood (Asrik) and perspiration. Five kinds of muscular movements are ascribed to the action of the Vyāna Vāyu, a deranged condition of which is generally attended with diseases which are not confined to any particular region, member, or organ of the body, but are found to affect the whole organism (such as, fever, etc)

The Vyāna is same as the energy of the Motor-Sensory Nerves;

Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume II

Vyānavāyu circulates throughout the body and is functional in the entire body including all indriyas.

Source: PMC: Ayurvedic management of postlumbar myelomeningocele surgery
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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Vyānavāyu (व्यानवायु).—One of the internal bodily airs which is controlled by the aṣṭāṅga-yoga system. The vyāna-vāyu acts to shrink and expand.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

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