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How Can Agnihotra Help People who Live in Cities?

Jessica Auza
Lima, Peru

Certainly city life can be comfortable and quite convenient in different ways and fun. Usually people have their family, friends, jobs and schools there. Of course, also there can be many challenges. Whether one is aware or not, one has to deal with rising levels of pollution, life occurring at an accelerated pace, health issues, increasing family and job responsibilities, violence and security concerns, emotional upheaval and much stress, to name a few. All this I have seen happening often, as I was born in a big city and lived in big cities most of my life, in Peru and in the United States.

If you are going through some type of struggle in any of these areas; if you enjoy living in the city but are willing to further improve the quality of your life; or if you would like to do something very simple, yet significant, for yourself, your loved ones and at the same time for the environment, AGNIHOTRA can help you very much.

Few people realize the tremendous impact pollution – in the air, water, soil, etc. – has on every one of us, not to mention plants and animals. Pollution not only affects our physical body but also puts much tension on our mind. Air pollution alters the functioning of life energy (known as Prana, and is sometimes referred to as Chi, Ki or other names) pulsating through us, and this disturbance is immediately transferred to our mind. Why? Because the atmosphere affects the flow of Prana, and Prana and mind work as two sides of the same coin. This means that our mind responds to whatever change occurs in the atmosphere. Thus, whenever there is pollution in the air, there will be pressure on our mind, which in turn could create, for example, unhappiness, confusion, disharmony, difficulty concentrating and being efficient, inability to communicate effectively, mental illness, emotional turbulence and disease. That is, pollution affects our bodies, our thoughts, our emotions, the way we feel, the way we react to every situation in life, the decisions we make and, of course, how our body consequently responds and functions.

Nowadays we can see violence rising everywhere, among family members in their own homes, at schools, in workplaces, all the way to wars of all types being fought worldwide.

Also we are witnessing the increase of disease, from mild colds and allergies to mental illness, cancer and degenerative diseases. Certainly many factors and habits can influence our overall health state, but something we are ALL doing is breathing 24 hours a day, and if the air we breathe is polluted, this definitely will affect us on many levels.

Hence the urgent need to do something to purify the air we breathe. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem and it is so simple, anyone can learn to do it: AGNIHOTRA.

AGNIHOTRA is the main fire practice of what is known as Homa Therapy. This science comes from ancient-most knowledge known to mankind, the Vedas. It states that by means of performing specific fire techniques at specific times, toxic conditions can be removed from the atmosphere. Being tuned to the biorhythms of sunrise and sunset, Agnihotra fire is performed only during those specific times of the day. Agnihotra just takes a few minutes and yet has a profound healing effect on all Nature and people.

What can Agnihotra do for you?

  • Its daily performance purifies, revitalizes, energizes and restores balance in the air, soil, water, plants, animals and human beings.
  • It relieves stress from body and mind, renews brain cells, revitalizes the skin, purifies the blood, balances the nervous system, brings peace, benefits the circulatory, digestive and endocrine systems.
  • It is an excellent aid to bringing physical, emotional and mental health back into balance.
  • It strengthens the spirit.
  • It disciplines the mind and allows for more positive and clearer thinking, increased discernment and improved decision-making.
  • It helps improve relationships and communication with others.
  • It even offers protection from so-called negative energies.

In cities often people claim to be very busy and their lifestyles at best allow them no time to fit anything else in. Paradoxically, by taking a few minutes of the day to do Agnihotra, one can even gain time as thinking processes become clearer, the mind naturally becomes more disciplined and one is able to make wiser and more efficient use of time.

Also more and more people are finding that incorporating a practice such as meditation or yoga has helped them to balance their very busy daily schedule. They can also benefit from practicing Agnihotra, as it can create a purified atmosphere, which is essential to get the most benefits from their other practices. For instance, a person doing pranayamas (breathing exercises) today can´t benefit as much as a person used to do so 20 years ago, because since then pollution has increased much. However, the same person can surely get the most benefits from his/her yoga practice by being in a purified atmosphere created by the performance of Agnihotra.

From the first moment I did Agnihotra I experienced inner changes which quickly and unexpectedly benefited my overall health. This was just one of the reasons why I felt motivated to continue practicing and teaching Agnihotra and Homa Therapy. This practice has transformed every aspect of my life, and the lives of thousands of people around the world, for the better.

Agnihotra creates a healing atmosphere, a sort of subtle shelter in the home, workplace or wherever it is practiced. Not only that, but it also creates a protective shield around the person who regularly performs it, so wherever the person goes, he or she will carry this healing protection with him/her.

Believe what you experience!
One may find it useful to read about Agnihotra and Homa Therapy or listen to other people’s stories. However, one stands to benefit the most from actually, regularly performing Agnihotra and believing in one´s own experience. I certainly believe in mine. After 15 years of daily practice, having studied Business Administration and Finance at university in the United States, after working for over 10 years in the banking industry in Peru and now happily running my own business, in a nutshell I can say Agnihotra and Homa Therapy is the best deal I have ever heard of. All in all, Agnihotra is a great tool and wonderful material aid for bringing happiness into one´s life.

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