CONCEPT OF PRANA VAYU –A SHAREERA KRIYATMAK (PHYSIOLOGICAL) UNDERSTANDING
Dr. Sampat Singh*, Dr. Gitanjali Sasmal and Dr. Ashok Kumar
Vata, the most important among Tridoshas is described by Acharya as “Tantra Yantra dhara” and its function in the body is broadly mentioned as “vaa-Gati- Gandhanayoh.” Among the 5 types of Vata, Prana vayu is of utmost importance as the karya it performs help in sustenance of the body. The general function of tantra yantra dharana of vayu can be attributed to Prana vayu. As it is Harshotsaaha yoni, it helps in sarvendriya udyoga and is shareerasya pravartaka. Loka vayu Karma as explained by Charakacharya are similar to prana vayu karma. Vikriti of loka vayu leads to Prana vayu vikriti, therefore, protection of Lok vayu is essential to avoid or minimize Prana vayu dushti.
Keywords: Prana vayu, Vata.
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