However in Ayurveda Prana is categorized into sub divisions which are also known as prana vayus. Prana through breath enters the body thereby to every cell. The five pranas are:
Apana : Apana is responsible for elimination of waste products from the body.
Udana : It is responsible for producing sounds through the verbal apparatus. It represents conscious energy that is required to produce the vocal sounds corresponding to the intention of the being.
Samana : It is responsible for digestion of food and cell metabolism. It also regulates the heat process of the body.
Vyana : It is responsible for expansion and contraction process of the body.
The following are the five upa pranas
Naga : It is responsible for burping.
Kurma : It is responsible for blinking.
Devadatta : Devadatta is responsible for yawning.
Krikala : Krikala is responsible for Sneezing.
Dhananjaya : Dhananjaya is responsible for opening and closing of heart valves.
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