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The concept of Agni in Ayurveda

By Dr. Bhanu Sharma (B.A.M.S./Marma Heeling )
Sr. Ayurvedic Doctor Maharishi Ayurveda

The concept of Agni is unique to Ayurveda. Simply put, Agni is the digestive fire or a trans­ forming power to convert what isn't you i.e., food, drinks, sights, sounds, feelings and information into what is you - your body, emotions and intelli­ gence.

It is the Agni that has the power to digest the food you eat, making all nutrients available to the tissues. And Yes! It is Agni only that powers the mind to be intelligently disciplined and cleanses toxins and waste products from the system, keep­ ing the digestive tract clean and the body fresh and glowing. Strong healing Agni is necessary to keep the body and mind balanced and to maintain good health.

Problems arise in the body when Agni is low or too high. In simple terms, impaired Agni is the root of all imbalances and diseases in the human body.

Did you know, low Agni can cause poor digestion? It is generally expressed as gas, burps, difficulty in waking up, slow digestion (heaviness after meals),scanty or no perspiration, tired mind, constipation and dull complexion

Very strong or high levels of Agni will literally burn the food up even before it can be assimilated and utilized. High levels of Agni are generally expressed as strong belching, excessive talking, rashes, diarrhea, burning sensation in the digestive tract, hyperexcitability and excessive anger.

So, it is clear that bringing Agni in balance is the key to great health. For a detailed analysis of your doshas and Agni, please consult with our Expert Ayurveda doctors and lead a balanced and healthy life.