Agni

In Sanskrit Agni translates as Fire. Agni is the body’s digestive heat and transformative energy that is responsible for all it’s transformative processes; not just metabolically but mentally also. The key to health in Ayurveda is good digestion. The relative strength or weakness of one’s digestion is dependent on the strength of one’s Agni  (digestive fire). The basic nature of Agni is to convert and consume. (A non stop... Read More

Glossary of Ayurvedic terms

abhyanga Full body Ayurvedic oil massage; self-massage is an important component of an Ayurvedic daily routine, but trained professionals also give abhyanga treatments—either as a stand-alone therapy or as part of a deeper cleanse, such as panchakarma.   agni The third of five elements recognized in Ayurveda: the fire element; the principle of transformation; the digestive fire, which is responsible for digestion, absorption and assimilation;... Read More

Frozen food & Ayurveda

Our food should be vital, full of Prana (energy) and a source of nourishment. In Ayurveda, food that is lifeless or lacking in Prana is referred to as Paryushita. Unfortunately frozen food falls under this unpleasant title… Although science suggests that frozen foods can be nutritious, Ayurveda views them as lacking in essential vitality and unable to enliven Sattwa (creative force). Fresh foods (good quality, organic, etc) are abundant in Prana... Read More