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Eating An Art Of Living: Learn From Ayurveda

Ayurveda is truly the art of living wisely, as it empowers people to make choices that promote and sustain balance, wellness, vitality, self-confidence, and full self-expression.

My mission, as a licensed Ayurvedic practitioner with an Ayurvedic background, is to restore our ancient and traditional eating patterns. Ayurveda is a traditional Hindu medical system that, in theory and
practise, is pseudoscientific. Its purpose is to heal, boost immunity, and maintain the quality and longevity of life. It originated on the Indian subcontinent. Ayurveda is truly the art of living wisely, as it empowers people to make choices that promote and sustain balance, wellness, vitality, self-confidence, and full self-expression. Ayurveda is a nature-based approach to healing that recognises each individual's unique difference, and because each of us is unique, each illness is unique; thus, no disease, even if it goes by the same name, can be alike. As a result, in Ayurveda, we seek to treat the person, not the disease, or the symptoms of the disease, by attempting to dissolve the underlying
cause of suffering and re-establish the fundamental state of wellbeing.

The Value Of Time In Ayurveda

Every mind desires liberty, but the body craves stability. It is essential to consider what we put into our digestive system and its effects on the body. It has been said that how we treat our bodies and what we eat is indeed a reflection as to how we feel. According to Ayurveda, eating before true hunger returns leads to poor digestion. Using a campfire as an example, adding wood to the fire initially reduces the fire's strength. The fire grows stronger over time as the wood burns. The focus of the Ayurvedic approach is not solely on the nature and quantity of what we eat. The manner in which we
consume food, as well as the timing, are equally important. Large meals should not be eaten too close together as this can strain the digestive system. Our meals should be as consistent as possible, rather than at odd intervals throughout the day. Evening meals should not be overly filling. Food we eat should be such that you feel light after eating it and avoid overeating, and that food should be digested in 3 to 4 hours. This is possible when we eat freshly cooked, prepared, or natural food. A person should aim for four meals per day. These meals, however, should not be excessively large. Due to the digestive strength, eating larger amounts of foods will result in excessive gas and bloating. As a result, four small to moderate meals are the most beneficial.

The Sattvik Approach

I believe in the Sattvic way of life because it provides life, purity, strength, health, joy, and cheerfulness. Fresh and pure food is known to contain "prana," or positive energy, and it is also known to be high in
"prana" and life-giving properties. The prana quotient in food helps you increase when it is prepared with
fresh ingredients and with love. Similarly, if the food is prepared by someone who is upset, the prana in the food is diminished. And this is just one aspect of the sattvic food philosophy, which emphasises
freshness and nourishes the mind as well as the body. Sattvic food has numerous health-promoting properties. Sattvic foods include fruits, dry fruits, grains and legumes such as rice and dal, as well as milk and milk products.Sattvic food culture promotes the three vital ingredients: ojas (responsible for overall health, energy, immunity, and vitality), tejas (intelligence), and prana (energy levels).
I follow the Ayurvedic philosophy of 'FOOD IS RASA,' that is, the one that nourishes our senses and body Each dish invokes Ayurvedic principles and combines to form a wholesome sattvic meal that
breathes Ojas (life), reminding us that our health is in our own hands.

Ayurveda: The Food-Mind connection

Ayurveda's fundamental belief is that healthy and wholesome food which nourishes the body, mind, and spirit. Food is life-creating, sustaining, and nurturing properties play a significant role in who we
are, how well we are, and how long we live... So it stands to reason that food has received a lot of attention throughout history. Ayurveda appears to have discovered this thousands of years ago, and modern nutrition science has also made numerous parallel discoveries. According to Ayurveda, everything on Earth, including us, is composed of five basic elements: air (vayu), water (jal), earth (prithvi), fire (agni), and space (aakash.) However, the proportions differ slightly, resulting in
our individual differences and preferences, as well as different body and personality types. Foods that enliven the state of Being bring the physiology to the source of bliss, which is pure consciousness. By opening every cell of the physiology, every molecule of the physiology, and every pathway of that
cell to the source of bliss, the consciousness value can enter the cell. Being born into vedic practice - based family Ayurveda is bound to be rich in knowledge because it has evolved over thousands of years
through observation and experience. We can benefit from its ancient nutrition wisdom as well as the insights and advancements of modern nutrition science. They provide complementary principles for optimal health, well-being, and harmony when used in tandem.


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