Today we’re looking at the Sanskrit word vayu. Literally translated, it is wind. In the sense of the 5 prana vayus, they are the “winds,” or particular movements of energy, Prana. They are: prana vayu (energy of taking in), apana vayu (energy of letting go), samana vayu (energy of processing/digestion), udana vayu (energy of expression/growth), and vyana vayu (energy of integration/circulation). The vayus are one lens a yoga therapist uses to determine the best tools to foster movement toward balance in the system.