The Trayodosa Agni
Agni therefore covers a whole sequences of chemical
interactions and changes in the body and mind.The biological fire that
governs metabolism,agni encompasses all the changes in the body
and mind including the digestion and absorption of food, cellular
transformations, assimilation of sensory perceptions and mental and
Agni therefore covers whole sequences of chemical interactions
and changes in the body and mind. Digestive abilities being related to
the strength of agni
Agni is present in every tissue and cell and is necessary to
maintain the nutrition and auto-immune mechanism.
A balanced agni therefore is vital for health and the disturbances
of Agni are usually the chief causes of diseases. The strength of the
body to resist disease and also its physical strength are directly related
to its heat energy determining the metabolic processes of the body.
Agni and pitta are closely connected. While both are hot and
light,agni is subtle and dry.The heat energy to help digestion
contained by pitta is agni.Pitta is therefore the container and agni the
content.Agni is acidic in nature and stimulates digestion.
Ayurveda identifies thirteen types of Agni in the body. The most
important of them is the Jatharagni. the gastric fire, responsible for
digestion of food eaten by correlating hydrochloric acid in the
stomach and the digestive enzymes and juices secreted into the
stomach, duodenum and the small intestines. If digestive agni is low
and the capacity is impaired, one may experience pain, discomfort,
feeling of heaviness or gases gurgling, constipation or loose stools.
Other types of Agni consist of SaptaDhatvagni and
PanchaBhutagni which maintain the metabolic functions at tissue and