Five fundamental winds

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The five fundamental winds (wyl. rtsa ba rlung lnga) maintain the body as explained in the medical tantras.

  1. The life supporting wind (srog 'dzin gyi rlung)
  2. The downward clearing wind (thur sel gyi rlung)
  3. The upward moving wind (gyen rgyu rlung)
  4. The accompanying wind (mnyam gnas rlung)
  5. The all-pervading wind (khyab byed rlung)