Vyana Vayu: the most important circulation sense
In the world of Yoga, Prana is the word for “universal creator energy”. This energy manifests itself and circulates in all of nature. Vayu would be the “internal winds” that exists in every human being. Vyana Vayu is one of the five Prana Vayus, that rule vital functions of our body. In this article, get to know everything about Vyana Vayu.
Vyana Vayu goes through the body but has a particularly active circulation in the limbs. It is a key piece as it coordinates all five Vayus and a network of 72,000 nadis, the channels of Prana passage. The regulation of the balance between Prana and Apana Vayu is also made by it.
Vyana means “expansive” and shows that our mind must be open to recognize the place that we are inserted in the world. We are only a small part of a great network of people, elements, animals, nature, etc. In short, the Universe.
It distributes the energy we receive through breathing and feeding to the arteries, veins and nerves. In addition, Vyana Vayu also carries our feelings and thoughts into our psychophysical system. This is because this Vayu is responsible for our entire circulatory system.
Imagine that without the action of this current of energy, the oxygen that enters us would be rendered useless, our cells would die and the metabolism could not occur.
Physically, it associates with the nervous system and the states of activity and inactivity that the autonomic nervous system mediates. There is also an association with the muscular action of the extremities.
Energetically, Vyana Vayu is located in the Anahata Chakra, our vital center that sits in our heart. The color of this Vayu is the celestial blue and its element is the ether.
It is very necessary to keep the Vayus always in balance. If the energy of Vyana Vayu is blocked, thoughts and emotions may be limited, causing feelings of alienation, separation and hatred. On the contrary, if the Vyana energy is in excess, ideas and emotions can disintegrate.
How to balance your Vyana Vayu
The first thing you need to keep in mind is that you must learn the ability to feel your Vayus. Once you are aware of these five energies that circulate in your body, it is easier to note when they are in imbalance and do what is needed.
As Vyana Vayu is connected with all nerves and blood vessels, its maintenance is essential for the proper functioning of the joints and muscles. In this way, the whole body works cohesively and globally.
Mentally speaking, this Vayu associates with the free flow of ideas and emotions when the individual has this healthy current. People can express themselves in a kind and loving way. It is also natural to be fearless and extroverted, putting your inner energy to circulate and expand around the world.
You can work on Vyana Vayu through meditation and Pranayama exercises:
When inhaling: feel the air enter through the nose and direct your breath to the deepest and darkest areas of the heart.
On exhaling: feel the air coming out of your arms, legs and torso. Imagine breathing moving through every pore of the body, expanding beyond the limit of the skin.
Asanas to balance Vyana Vayu:
- Lateral postures (lateral flexion)
- Sun salutations
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