By Mark Toomey, PhD., Director of Ayurvedic Programs, The Raj Maharishi Ayurvedic Spa -
Weak Agni Can Mean Easy Weight Gain
According to Ayurveda, weak agni leads to the condition whereby even very small amounts of food tend to cause weight gain.
What happens in this case is that weak agni allows ama (impurities)
to be created, which accumulates as fat tissue. The Ayurvedic solution
is to balance agni, increase the metabolic rate and eliminate the ama.