AGNI: Building A Strong Digestive Fire
By Nadia Marshall
Edited by Kester Marshall ND
is a food and lifestyle course based on the Ayurvedic principles of good
digestion, designed to help you enjoy stress-free, guilt-free,
Ayurveda, the traditional
medicine of India, teaches that at a physical level, all disease begins
in the digestive tract due to an imbalanced digestive fire. This fire
principle is called AGNI in sanskrit. Bringing your attention to
strengthening and stabilising your AGNI is, arguably, the most effective
preventative health measure you can establish in your life.
Ayurveda teaches us that
‘Like Increases Like’ and that the ‘Qualities’ of our food, thoughts,
activities and environment directly effect the quality of our AGNI. The
three main qualities of AGNI are Warm, Light and SlightlyOily.
By introducing these same qualities into our lives, predominantly
through food, we can directly influence our metabolism, the quality of
our tissues and immune system and the quality of our thoughts. Simple.
This practical 8 module
course walks you through the fundamental Ayurvedic food and lifestyle
practices designed to strengthen and stabilise AGNI, detailing why they
are recommended and drawing correlations to more western viewpoints. It
is designed for people to work through it at home, at their own pace.
The easy-to-understand and
easy-to-follow approach frees you from having to keep track of fats,
carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, calories, kilojoules,
additives, pH levels, omega-3s, gluten, lactose, salicylates, amines,
preservatives etc etc. It is about REAL food. Celebrating and enjoying
real food. No stress.
The practices taught are
specifically designed to cultivate a strong digestive fire - increasing
your ability to digest, absorb and assimilate your food and decreasing
the production and accumulation of toxic wastes in your tissues and
channels. As a result, you will:
•Achieve and maintain an appropriate weight for your constitution
•Have more energy (without the aid of stimulants or superfoods!)
•Reduce symptoms of indigestion (bloating, reflux, gas etc)
•Enjoy a clear, glowing complexion
•Suffer from fewer seasonal illnesses and health problems
•Feel good about yourself and your body
•Enjoy and celebrate food!
You will also develop a
greater connection to, and appreciation of nature - her cycles and her
produce... and an ability to cook delicious and nourishing meals for you
and your family.
Written in a deeply
personal way, based on Nadia’s own experiences of compromised digestion
and stress/confusion around food, the Course provides a very accessible,
fun and supportive guide to Ayurvedic eating and living for the modern
western mind. It should be accompanied by “WARMTH: The Cookbook”.
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