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Agni is the digestive fire in Maharishi Ayurveda. Overeating weakens digestive fire, while eating at the same time each day allows agni to work at its peak.   There actually is an agni, or metabolic mechanism, in every cell of your body, and there is one associated with each subdosha as well. The agni associated with Sadhaka Pitta is responsible not for cooking food, but for cooking or processing emotions. This agni is called Sadhaka Agni.   To use modern terminology, Sadhaka Agni is related to the neurohormones that are located in the brain and all over the body, including the heart. The neurohormones located in the heart send signals to the brain to register depression or happiness, depending on how the individual processes an experience.   There are a thirteen different Agni’s in your body:   Jathar Agni Jathar Agni (fire in the belly) is your primary digestive fire. This Agni breaks down food and liquids that enter your stomach into simpler components. The result is a nutritive fluid called Ahara Rasa   Buta Agnis Working along with Jathar Agni are the five Buta Agnis in the liver. Buta Agnis are associated with the five elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. Each Buta Agni extracts its associated element from the nutritive fluid so that element can be supplied to our body in just the amount that it needs.   Dhatu Agnis Ayurveda counts seven tissues or Dhatus in your body (plasma, blood, muscle, fat, bone, marrow and nerve, reproductive) and each tissue has its own Agni. These Dhatu Agnis supply each tissue with their building blocks and are also responsible for their metabolism.   —See more at:
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