How Can I Tell if I Have a Healthy Digestive Fire? [video]

How Can I Tell if I Have a Healthy Digestive Fire? [video]

 

Welcome to our AskBanyan series, where we answer the most popular questions about living an Ayurvedic lifestyle.

Paying attention to your digestion can be a major clue to your health. That's because in Ayurveda strong digestion, or agni, is considered the root of all imbalances or the seed of health.

Being able to digest your food is how your body is nourished, so agni is responsible for turning that food into nutrients and it's also responsible for turning your experiences into thoughts.

Some of the ways that you can tell that your agni is strong? First of all, you're not going to have any digestive upset, like gas or burping or bloating. Your body odor is going to be fresh smelling versus sour and pungent. And you're going to have a clear mind with easy thoughts.

Are you interested in learning more about agni? This article on the importance of healthy digestion is a good starting place!

 

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