April 27, 2016Ayurveda Glossary Level 1 CAT, Buddhist Ayurvedic Sanskrit TermsAir Element, Heart, Lungs, Prana, Qi, Vata (Space and Air)Losang Jinpa, D.Ayur, PhD PRANA. The vital life energy. Without it, life cannot exist. The flow of cellular intelligence from one cell to another. Equivalent to the Oriental Ch’i or Ki. A form of vata dosha, found especially in the lungs and heart. Also, the essential form of air within the body.