Teja relates to Pitta, to Agni. It is the fire of our digestion and the intelligence of our body. While Ojas contains the element Kapha with the elements earth and water to stabilize us and keep us in the flow, Prana is the air we breathe and contains the element Vata.
Tejas is the intelligence of our body and mind that directs our energy consumption, including our thoughts, digestion, immunity and all metabolic activities. Tejas is the sensory system that tells our cells how to communicate with each other through hormones and other chemical messengers. They control our oxygen and food intake and regulate our waste products to eliminate them.
Agni is related to the skin, therefore, healthy glowing skin is a sign of a balanced Tejas.
- Good digestion
- A balanced state of mind
- Well-balanced emotional state
- Strong immune system
- Good metabolism
- Glowing skin
- Luminous aura or charm
Injury or toxicity can block Teja. Teja is associated with Pitta, the inner fire, therefore excessive Teja can produce ama (toxins) and diseases related to our blood, liver and skin.
- Restless Mind
- Pale Skin
- Skin Disease
- High bilirubin in the blood
- Hormonal Disturbances
How to Balance Tejas
To boost your Tejas, eat lots of healthy and fresh foods like vegetables and fruits. Further, a calm mind,meditation and massages help your body to be in balance.
Get Ayurveda nutrition information delivered directly to your inbox.
Thank you for your interest. Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts and questions.