Ayurveda, harmony for body, mind and soul
Ayurveda means "knowledge of life" and is the oldest healing system that has been handed down to us. It is far more than a traditional medicine from the Indian advanced civilisation. It is also a philosophy of life with practical recommendations for a long and healthy life.
Eat yourself healthy
Food has the task of supplying our body with building materials and essential substances such as vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, and of meeting our energy needs.
In order to lead a fulfilled life on all levels, food plays a key role, as it provides body, mind,, and soul with the necessary energy.
In short, an Ayurvedic diet means cooking with local, fresh, and seasonal products in an enjoyable and wholesome way to nourish ourselves healthily.
Nowadays, however, it is hardly surprising that we often find it difficult to make the right choice in the so-called healthy diet variety - three or five meals a day, interval fasting, vegan or low carb, are just a few examples.
The key to health is good digestion.
In Ayurveda, we rely on the principle of Agni, the digestive fire (our digestive power). Agni transforms our ingested food so that we are provided with the nutrients it contains.
In order to strengthen the metabolism and make food easier to digest, Ayurveda pays attention to a type-based diet, paying attention to the selection and composition of foods and spices. This balance ensures health and well-being and helps to restore the balance again and again.
That is why Ayurveda nutritional recommendations are always given individually and adapted to the current needs. Ayurveda understands the human being as a whole, in which digestion and metabolism are unique. While people with a strong, powerful Agni can tolerate somewhat heavier foods, these can lead to a feeling of fullness and other complaints in people with a weaker Agni.
Preventive and individual dietary suggestions
In addition to general nutritional rules, an individual diet is therefore always taken into account, with additional consideration of the lifetime, digestive power, time of year and day, the environment as well as the current state of health.
Foods and flavours are also classified according to their effect on the so-called three dosha types, which makes it possible to use food specifically for a health-promoting dosha balance and to ensure that body, mind and soul are optimally nourished.
According to Ayurveda, a balance of these three doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha, is the best basis for a life of health and well-being.
In Ayurveda, we can recognise at an early stage when we are no longer in balance, before chronic symptoms appear. Above all, we learn how to live harmoniously, in accordance with our constitution, and thus maintain our health.
Dosha as a guide
According to the teachings of Ayurveda, the human being consists of 5 elements (ether, air, fire, water, and earth). These express themselves in the body through 3 subtle bio-energies - the doshas.
Doshas regulate the state of health of a person. Therefore, the goal is to achieve the natural balance between the doshas. In this way, health can be maintained if the nutrition and care of the body is composed according to your type.
The 3 Doshas:
Vata = the principle of movement /space & air.
Pitta = the principle of change/transformation/fire
Kapha = the principle of stability / water & earth