The Five Subdoshas of Vata

Prana Vata functions in the head-neck-chest region. Thinking and creativity, learning new information and inhalation are examples of Prana Vata governed activities.

Udana Vata functions in the throat and chest region, in the opposite direction as Prana Vata. Sneezing, singing and exhalation are examples of Udana Vata regulated activities.

Vyana Vata radiates from the heart to all over the body through the circulatory system and the skin. The beating of the heart, sweating and the sense of touch are examples of Vyana Vata.

Samana Vata works in the stomach region, governing the flow of food through the digestive tract.

Apana Vata works in the colon and pelvic region and governs such functions as menstruation and the elimination of wastes.