Plane of circulation



Vyana takes pranic energy from the lungs and conveys it through all the bodily systems. It is the vital air responsible for blood flow, glandular secretions, upward and downward movements of the body, and the opening and closing of the eyelids. Vyana carries oxygen in the bloodstream into the capillaries throughout the system. Oxygen and pranic energy are absorbed by the tissues, and waste products are expelled into the blood. This deoxygenated blood is thrown out into the venous system by vyana. Vyana is also the force that carries this wasteladen blood back into the heart and lungs. Vyana produces sweating. We do not sweat only in certain special places but through each and every pore of the body. The only explanation for this is vyana. Sweat cannot move of itself. The air in the lungs cannot force it out, nor will the airs in the stomach, intestines, or anal region. What does, then? It is vyana — present throughout the body and crucial in balancing body chemistry through the processes of blood circulation, sweating, and coughing.

An artwork depicting the 'Plane of Circulation' (Vyona-loka), symbolizing the vital air responsible for circulating pranic energy throughout the body. The central theme is a figure representing the player, with visual elements that illustrate the flow of vyana throughout the bodily systems. This figure is depicted in a dynamic pose, symbolizing the movement and energy of vyana as it carries oxygen and pranic energy through the blood flow. Surrounding the figure are imagery of blood vessels, capillaries, and symbolic representations of glandular secretions and sweating, highlighting vyana's role in these processes. The background features abstract elements that convey the idea of circulation and movement, such as swirling patterns or flowing lines. The overall mood is one of vitality and balance, emphasizing vyana's importance in balancing body chemistry through blood circulation, sweating, and other bodily functions, capturing the essence of vyana as a vital force in the yogic system.