The Shift Doctors have chosen Dr. Kshirsagar as today’s guest blogger to speak to us about ayurvedic medicine. Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar is a classically trained Ayurvedic physician and a gold medalist from prestigious Pune University. A Rig Vedic Bramhin by tradition and an accomplished Clinician by training, he is both an insightful Medical Astrologer and Vedic Counselor. Dr. Kshirsagar worked with His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi for over 10 years, and has traveled extensively all around the world, teaching Ayurvedic Medicine, Jyotish, designing courses & curriculums, directing Ayurvedic Clinics and helping design new Ayurvedic formulations. He was the Chairman for Maharishi College of Vedic Medicine, a Professor at Maharishi University of Management and the Medical Director at the Raj Pancha-Karma center in Fairfield IA. He is a motivational speaker, presenting Ayurvedic Wisdom and sharing stage with Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, Wayne Dyer and many other leaders in the field. He currently leads an Ayurvedic Clinic offering Pancha Karma, Diet & Lifestyle consults, Vedic Astrology, Vedic Counseling, Medical dietology & herbal medicine. He currently teaches the “Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor” & “Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner” programs to over 200 students, at different locations in United States. Learn more about Dr. Kshirsagar at his website located at http://www.ayurvedichealing.net . The following article post is by Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar:
Agni – The Digestive Fire
The ancient science of Ayurveda describes digestion as a sacred fire. Personified in the Indian tradition as the god Agni, the digestive fire in the belly consumes our food and transmutes it into the elements of the body, mind and spirit.
When we feel hunger, this is a sign that the digestive fire is blazing. When our hunger flags, and the fire weakens, then our digestion suffers, food is not assimilated and toxins accumulate in the body. According to Ayurveda, the condition of the digestive fire determines the health of our entire being. [Read more…] about Agni – The Digestive Fire