Balance your Agni with the help of Ayurveda coach, Claire Paphitis. Her newest book shows you how to “focus on your digestive fire” to improve wellbeing and strengthen your immune system.
Releasing on August 13th, Claire Paphitis’ newest book Balance Your Agni: Essential Ayurveda aims to help you edit your diet and mindset to create a lifestyle that optimises gut health and spiritual strength.
The traditional Hindu system of Ayurveda is based on the idea that whole-body health can only be achieved by balancing diet with herbal treatment and yogic breathing.
Agni means “fire” and according to Ayurveda, is the entity that is responsible for all digestive and metabolic processes in human beings.
As an Ayurvedic Practitioner, Claire found that people were drawn to Ayurveda, but didn’t know how to apply it to their lives and were confused by so much conflicting advice and emphasis on understanding one’s “Dosha”.
Doshas are three Ayurveda energies (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) that define every person’s make up. Knowing your dosha can help you focus on the aspects of health and wellness that most benefit you.
Balance Your Agni: Essential Ayurveda addresses the important connection between gut health and mental health and how balancing digestion and boosting immunity (known as Ojas) will help you sleep better, reduce stress and anxiety, have more energy, soothe skin conditions, maintain a healthy weight, balance your hormones and even improve the way you understand yourself and your relationships with family and friends.
“Ayurveda has blessed me with a health and contentment that I didn’t think I would find and I hope readers will find the same.” Claire continues, “I’ll show you how to take a 5,000 year-old medicinal system — known as the sister science to yoga — and use it to achieve the very modern goal: mind and body balance.”
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“A balanced digestive fire will allow you the freedom to enjoy a wide variety of food groups, but if it is weak you will suffer from bloating, wind, digestive discomfort or allergic reactions.
“The Ayurvedic concept of Agni as a foundation for good health is now being supported by modern medicine, as scientists have discovered the very clear importance of gut health and the link between our gut and not just our physical well-being but our mental health.
It might be a concept that is more than 5,000 years old, but when our modern and busy lives start to overwhelm us — when we get sick or just feel a bit below par — we can look to Ayurveda for the answers. It teaches us in a most beautiful and thorough way exactly why our digestive health is so important and what we must do to look after it.
In Ayurveda what we call Agni encompasses many of the modern buzz words that now surround gut health, such as “digestive enzymes”, “probiotics”, “digestive flora”, “the microbiome” and so on.
This concept and the importance of caring for your Agni is the one thing I would encourage you to take away from this book over anything else. I will explain in more detail and as simply as possible exactly what the Agni does and why it is so important for our overall health. I hope that by understanding the concept more fully, you will feel empowered to take charge of balancing your own Agni and improving your health and immunity.”
Buy your own copy of Balance Your Agni: Essential Ayurveda at penguin.co.uk/books