“Such diets and drinks whose color, smell, taste, and touch are pleasing to the senses and conducive to the health, if taken in accordance with the rules, in fact represent the very life of living beings.” -Caraka Samhita
Food is important. But more than that, nutrition is really important. There's a concept in Ayurveda we like to call prana. It's somewhat similar to qi or chi that you may have heard about in Chinese medicine. Prana is the life force that flows through everything in this universe. It's the reason we breathe, feel, enjoy, and live. In today's day and age, we're bombarded by a lot of things that literally suck the prana out of us. We have to constantly nourish ourselves with prana to ensure we are healthy physically, mentally, and emotionally.
One of the best ways to do that is to eat well. With all of the trendy diet and lifestyle choices available on the market today, this simple task of eating well can be somewhat daunting. As with yoga, Ayurveda has specialized food choices for the different doshas. Not only is eating to your individual needs important, it's equally as important to eat seasonally.
You want to eat fresh and nutritious food. The fresher the food, the more prana is going to be flowing through the food and into our bodies. Again, this can be intimidating. Rest assured, I'll be posting recipes throughout the month that will focus on the different constitutions, seasons, and inherent qualities different foods have.
Be sure to check the recipes frequently for new and fun recipes!
If you have questions about what foods are good or not so good for you, reach out and let's chat!