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Tishnagni : Hot and Sharp Digestion - Hypermetabolism | Yoga of Eating

Tishnagni : Hot and Sharp Digestion - Hypermetabolism

Tīkşņāgni is associated with the excess of 𝘗𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘢 : The Fire and water element. In this case food passes through the digestive tract very quickly and may leave the tissues undernourished.

The following are some of the signs of Tīkşņāgni :

• Always Hungry.

• Insatiable appetite.

• Tendency to eat frequently and large quantities of food.

• Fiery symptoms like hyperacidity, acid indigestion, gastritis, heartburn, hot flashes, acidic saliva, and fever.

• Tikshna agni can also cause skin conditions including rashes, redness, acne, hives etc

• The lips, throat, and palate feel excessively dry after eating and the tongue can develop red margins and tenderness

• Symptoms such as hypoglycemia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, loose stools, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory conditions

• Emotionally, tikshna agni tends to trigger angry emotions such as anger, hate, envy, irritability, aggression, need to be in control, being critical and harsh.

• Having a sharp judgment of everyone and everything.

To Balance Tīkşņāgni :

- Drink Cooling drinks such as Coriander seeds tea, Aloe Vera gel, Coconut Water.

- Eat a Pitta pacifying Diet and eat cooling foods such as Cilantro, Coriander, Mint , Fennel etc.

- Add fresh Cilantro in your diet 🍀

- Take 1 tablespoon of fresh Aloe Vera gel / juice a couple of times a day.

- Eliminate pungent peppers as well as pungent foods and spices.

- Do not exercise in the hot afternoon Sun.

- Do cooling breathing exercises called 𝘚𝘩𝘦𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘪 𝘗𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘺𝘢𝘮𝘢.

- Exercise moderately. Do not over exert.

- Meditation can be a great way to calm and soothe the mind. Meditation can also be very useful for pacifying intense heated emotions connected with Tishnagni.

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