In the ancient practice of Ayurveda
medicine, agni is considered a form of energy. It is the biological fire that controls metabolism,
digestion and the immune system. By balancing the agni energy and
digestive system through Ayurveda, the individual enjoys better
health, reduced stress and a calm mind.
There is also a yoga practice dedicated to agni. Agni yoga was founded in 1920 by
Nicolas and Helena Roerich to emphasize living an ethical life,
bringing spiritual consciousness into the moment. The practice of
Agni yoga does not involve asanas, mantras, meditation or a
teacher/master. It emphasizes individual striving to live a moral
life free from prejudices and dogmas of the past. Agni yoga encourages discovering spiritual and moral guideposts and an inner fiery energy to help govern life and promote the common good.