"Without proper nutrition, medicine is of little use… With proper nutrition, medicine is of little need."
-CHARAKA SAMHITA, ancient classical Ayurveda text.
Ayurveda lifestyle wisdom understands food as medicine and considers perfect health svastha, to include the balance of the mind, body, and consciousness. A lifestyle journey to be taken up mindfully, daily. A path to healing.
And we must ask the question: Is “healthy food” healthy for YOU?
So many people are trying to eat healthily, but what does that mean?
The culinary art of Ayurveda is more than just what you whip up in the kitchen – it is a whole way of life—preparing fresh food for yourself and your family, eating in seasonal rhythm, and enjoying consistent mealtimes.
Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of food because of this inseparable relationship humans have with nature and the innate transformative capacity of our bodies to utilize food as medicine. Whether a simple bowl of oatmeal or a gourmet meal - food is connected to the vital energy of nature's intelligence, the creation that makes up all of life.
Food shapes and shifts the mind, influencing our ability to think and to conceptualize. Food affects our deepest emotions. When we ingest food that is truly nourishing our entire organism benefits: the digestive system is healthy, the mind is calm, the organs well maintained, the tissues nourished, and the heart and spirit are happy.
So, let's start with the basics. Come and learn 9 simple Ayurveda guidelines for eating - applicable to everybody of all ages and all levels of health.
Ayurveda is here to remind us that spirit has our back, so let's learn to eat outside the box!