Ayurveda is the ancient system of medicine that originates from India. It one of the world’s oldest medical sciences. Ayurveda is over 5,000 years old and is still practiced throughout South Asia. While Western medicine focuses on one area, Ayurveda channels its focus on the entire body. The food, stress level, sleeping habits, physical activity, and mental status of an individual play enormous roles in overall health. Ayurveda also involves spices, different types of foods, fresh herbs, hydration, yogic breathing techniques, and physical activity overall.
Ayurveda combines two words Sanskrit: ayur (life) and veda (science): the science of life. Bringing the various parts of your life together consciously is fundamental to Ayurveda, it is show in concepts like:
1) Universal Connectedness: how the self, other beings, and the universe all relate to one another.
2) Dosha: The qualities of the elements that influence a body, such as Water, or Ojas (hydration), Breath, or Prana (oxygenated blood and aerobics), and Fire, or Tejas (temperature, metabolic rate).
3) Prakriti: Your unique natural state. How the doshas combine in a particular person (or time and place) to show you a blueprint to your own health and happiness.
Balance is the natural state of the human body. Unfortunately, the stress in modern 21st century everyday life can easily throw a person out of balance. Most people are predisposed to one or two doshas, and it is important to keep a balanced disposition and to align your current Dosha with your Prakriti (natural state).
Creating and maintaining health through Ayurveda is accomplished through maintaining a healthful diet and crafting an intentional lifestyle. All forms of life function through routine, sometimes measured by daylight hours and sometimes by seasons. Our modern jobs and food systems make nurturing healthy routines difficult. Waking and sleeping hours, meal times and environment, enjoyable exercise, bathing, breathing and meditation are all aspects of a healthful Ayurvedic routine.
Here at Divine Diets, we will help you find a lifestyle that encourages you to transform into the best version of yourself.
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PITTA Meals: Playing with Fire
- Eat Power: Go Win It. Pitta Intensifying, Strong Tejas.
- Get Active: Climb the Mountain. Pitta Accentuating, Ojas Increasing.
- Be Easy: Cool and Calm. Pitta Balancing, Prana Increasing.
VATA Meals: Creativity Thriving
- Eat Light: Sit On the Clouds. Vata Intensifying, Strong Prana.
- Get Focused: Work for it. Vata Accentuating, Tejas Increasing.
- Be Grounded: Ideas Take Root. Vata Balancing, Ojas Increasing.
KAPHA Meals: Balancing Movement
- Eat Rich: Indulge Yourself. Kapha Intensifying, Strong Ojas.
- Get Rested: Recharge your Batteries. Kapha, Accentuating, Prana Increasing.
- Be Spicy: Turn up the Heat OR Be Energized: Get Up Get Active. Kapha Balancing, Tejas Increasing.
Examples of Food: