Vyana vata is one among the five types of vata dosha that circulates throughout the body. It’s responsible for circulating and distributing blood, air, nutrients, nerve signals, and hormones that directs all functions. The word Vyana in Sanskrit means “outward moving”, which indicates vyana vata moves from the center of the body to the peripheral, this includes all brain activity.
Ayurveda uses the word hrudaya which has the same meaning as the English word for the heart. The word hrudaya indicates the function of this vital organ, hru means to collect blood forcibly and ‘da’ means to donate. The body’s first two dhatus (body tissues) are rasa (plasma) and rakta (blood) which are circulated throughout the body. Thus, the word hrudaya means the dual action of forcibly collecting and circulating the blood throughout the body.