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Jatharagni (jathara agni)

Updated: Mar 6, 2022

As we, most of us, know that our body is made by the 5 elements.

All have their own importance and all have their specific place in the body.

Fire element, that is responsible for the digestion, assimilation, absorption, and transformation of the nutrients, lies around the navel.

In Ayurveda, this fire is called Jatharagni.

It is responsible for all the metabolic processes and assists growth and maintains energy level. So it is very important to maintain this Agni.

In India, our elders used to say the way of good health is going through the stomach.

Ayurveda tells us that, according to the season, this jatharagni moves up and down. Example: in the winter season, jatharagni reaches on high pick. So we can see in winter season, whatever the food we eat, it is quickly digested.

But, maybe some of you know that in the rainy season, the digestion has to go through the worst condition.

Actually, in this period, because of low Sun or no Sun, the inner fire is very poor. The navel (inner Sun) is taking the energy from the external Sun.

In last two or three weeks, here in Rishikesh it's continue raining. So, positive thing is: Nature is dancing ! But, in this situation, maybe some of you may face some of the symptoms like:

  • Poor appetite

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Flatulence

  • Constipation

  • Heaviness in the abdomen area

  • Or pain and discomfort

  • Food is taking too much time to digest like 6-7 hours

  • Low energy or lethargicness

If anyone has one or more of these symptoms, he/she can follow some of the Ayurvedic tips to balance the inner fire:

For constipation:

  • Enima (basti)

  • Harad powder: 1 spoon with warm water before the sleep for 3-5 days

  • Castor oil: 30ml to 50ml wth warm water or milk before the sleep only one day

For lack of appetite:

  • Hingwashtak Choorna: 1 spoon 2 times a day between the meal for 3 weeks

  • Lawad Bhaskar Choorna: 1 spoon 2 times a day between the meal for 3 weeks (Both can be taken together also)

  • Brahmarasayanam: 1 spoon after the breakfast (if possible with milk) for 3 weeks

  • Liv.52 to increase the capacity of the liver: 2 caps before the food 3 times a day for 30-45 days

  • Nabhi basti for 3 to 5 days

Other advices:

  • Maintain your physical practice at least 45 minutes every day.

  • Agnisara is very healthy

  • Don't eat raw things (fruits & vegetables) or eat them before 2pm

  • Avoid all the cold drinks or coming from the fridge

  • Have all your meals before the sunset

  • If possible, take only warm water whenever you feel thirsty

Stay Health & Be Happy!!!


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