ROLE OF PATHYA AHARA AND YOGA ASANA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF AJIRNA (INDIGESTION)
*Vd. Pallavi B. Dudhewad and Vd. Bhaskar M. Perke
An Ajirna (indigestion) is abnormality in digesting food or inability to proper digestion. Ajirna (indigestion) is a common problem affecting up to 30% of population. Busy schedules with abnormal stressed lifestyle, changed eating habits, improper diet and unhealthy food lack of exercise, inadequate sleep and non-observance of Dincharya, Rutucharya, Sadvrittapalana are the reasons for metabolic diseases such as Gastric Disorders. Ajirna is the one of the most common disease which is originate from digestive insufficiency (Agni). Ayurvedic classics believe that the Ajirna (indigestion) is the root of many diseases. Ajirna itself signifies the state of incomplete process of digestion is agnimandya. Functionally weak Agni i.e., Mandagni causes improper digestion of ingested food, Because Agni also depends on the quantity of the Ahara. Ajirna arises as a result of less, excessive and irregular digestion of food and long term of this situation production of Amadosa and circulate all over the body. Further Amadosa combined with other Doshas and Dushyas vitiated them and produce many diseases. Preventive measures like Dincharya, Ratricharya, Ritucharya, Sadvrita and Pathya palana and yoga Asanas are the preventive measure for Ajirna in Ayurveda. The role of Pathya Ahara and Asanas (diet) is very important, while treating every disease.
Keywords: Ajirna, Agni, indigestion, pathya ahar, yoga Asana.
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