“It is obvious that the body tissues can not be nourished and developed when food is not properly digested by your digestive fire”
Agni-The Digestive Fire is a fundamental concept in Ayurveda -Our digestion is at the centre of our health, Ayurveda weaves myriad insights into how we can nurture this vital energy and make our life full of health and wonder.
Ayurveda identifies a vast range of functions for which Agni is directly responsible, but it also teaches us that impaired Agni is at the root of all imbalances and diseases.
Ayurveda identifies at least 40 distinct subtypes of Agni in the body—each defined by its specific physiological function as well as its location in the body. The mother of all of them is the central digestive fire- “Jathar Agni” that governs the digestion and assimilation of food.
your digestive fire, or Agni, is involved in many varied functions, Agni governs-
When Agni is balanced, it tends to support strong immunity, and a long, healthy life. Balanced Agni also adds — a zest for living that makes the experience of life more enjoyable.The cardinal signs of balanced Agni include
The strength of Agni is inevitably affected when its qualities are muted by a poor diet, improper food combinations, an unsupportive lifestyle, emotional disturbances, or even damp, rainy weather. If we can learn to recognize and address imbalances with Agni relatively quickly, the effects need not be long lasting. Otherwise, they will undoubtedly lead to ill health and disease. Here are some important warning signs that Agni is not operating at full strength.
While these disturbances can be short-lived or chronic, the impaired digestive process inevitably leads to the accumulation of wastes, the vitiation of the Doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha), and the stagnation of emotions. Unfortunately, these are all causative factors in the formation of Ama, a toxic residue that is capable of completely disrupting our health and well-being.
If you want to learn more about how to protect the Agni and what can be done to improve the quality of this vital energy in your body. Please book a free 15 minute consultation.
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