Your Agni is your digestive ability - it keeps you alive and well.
One of the most important concepts in Ayurveda is that of AGNI (Digestive ability) the fire in your belly and even in your deeper body tissues, like your muscle metabolism. Agni is even present when sounds are processed from your ears to your brain!
The quality and ability of Agni is fundamental to your healthy life. It makes nutrients available from the food you eat and processes every substance coming into your system through your five senses. If you can't deal with what's coming in completely and eliminate the waste, then Ama, toxic residue or pathogens, are left behind. This is where disease begins. Let's take a look at the state of your belly fire, Jatharagni..
Beyond vitamins and minerals.
Ayurveda is wonderful at helping us really get to know how our body works so we can work with it. When we're cooperating like this we get to tap into a source of natural energy. The Ayurvedic approach to nutrition makes sense, it's often as easy as recognising the taste of our food and realising we eat too much sweet taste and not enough bitters, like leafy greens.
Ensure your nutrients are available by using your sense of taste to consider are you eating all 6 Rasa (tastes), and does it look like you've a rainbow of protein, fats and carbs, with amazing pink rock salt on our plate? Bioavailability is one thing, but it's vital to consider how you digest all that wonderful meal...
Cravings can be healthy desires. Read your tongue to see what it says about your inner health needs.
The October Space to Heal cleanse group recently experienced cravings arise in many different ways! We lulled our food bodies to settle our nervous systems. We ate knowing our bile follows the sun - we had substantial lunches and early light dinners to provide intermittent fasting for cleansing and repair overnight.
The Ayurvedic cleanse recognises the GI tract as a main channel of the body and clears the way for intuition to get a hearsay in what we choose to eat and do. It's a double plus because the way of eating that heals our lethargy, discomfort and multitude of ailments, also provides us with the clarity of knowing what to choose that supports our health every day. In Ayurveda we call this process Dri Dru Smriti where we learn and understand something is good for us, we experience it as our own knowledge and then we remember to do it again because we get wise!
Ever wondered how different foods affect your doshas? They do this through the energy they contain in their chemical compounds.
We give you a few tips on how to tell what a particular food is going to do after you eat it!
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