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The Functions of the Digestive Fire | Yoga of Eating

Ayurveda identifies Agni, or the Digestive Fire to be of 40 subtypes, the central one being the jathara Agni which is responsible for digestion and assimilation of food. Some of the functions of Agni are : • Transformation • Digestion • The maintenance of body temperature • Courage and confidence Sensory perception absorption • Assimilation • Alertness • Enthusiasm for life • Creation of Digestive Enzymes • Strength and vitality • Discrimination • Tissue nutrition • Skin color • Complexion • Glow and luster • Intelligence (especially visual perception) • Reason and Logic How is the state of your Agni ( Digestive Fire ) ? Is it functioning optimally?

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