Food and Lifestyle

"When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.
When diet is correct, medicine is of no need."

Ancient Ayurvedic Proverb

Food and Lifestyle

“Words come from your thoughts, the words become your actions and they create your culture”

When we go back to where the thoughts originate, there is a mind (a collection of thoughts, to simplify!), and there is food. So how your food is, so shall be your mind…

The food is considered to be extremely important by the Indian Vedic science and Ayurveda; it is considered as Brahma (the subtle principle responsible for everything in this universe and beyond). Food intake is basically adjusted to Prakriti* and balanced out with Vikriti* or the present health conditions.

Individual nutritional recommendations, by not diminishing the principle of ‘taste’, are considered to be the best way for attaining and maintaining positive health (happy soul). An individual realization of Agni can be achieved by feeding the inner self in an appropriate way and at the appropriate time. 

The Ayurvedic nutrition principle is based on 5 elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether) and 6 tastes (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, pungent and astringent).

As everything is made up of 5 elements, so are the tastes, too, and each one has a specific effect on the Doshas. Ayurveda makes use of the above principles in a very personalized manner to attain optimum individual’s health.

Our activities play an important role, both in good and/or in poor health. Everyday activities, as e.g. personal hygiene, sleep etc. can be tuned according to Prakriti and the seasons. The seasonal detox techniques, application of daily variants of Ayurvedic therapy forms, use of specific spices and herbs with food or tea etc. can be recommended.

Our expert will recommend different aspects of food and activities to maintain good health.

* Prakriti is our elemental nature and Vikriti is the imbalance that results when we are not living in harmony with that nature.