The Vedas of ancient India contain deep wisdom on countless topics. Ayurveda is the branch that deals with health, including diet.
What we eat and at what times affects not only our physical well-being, but also our mind and conscious self.
By adhering to the principles of eating according to our particular body type we will find ourselves not only well nourished and revitalised – but also peaceful and satisfied within and able to function in today’s fast-paced and ever changing world.
Food prepared specifically for your body type
In Ayurveda every person has a predominant ‘dosha’ or type of body, by eating according to your body type you will achieve optimal health and vitality.
Kapha is the energy that forms the body’s structure — bones, muscles, tendons — and holds the cells together, formed from Earth and Water.
Kapha supplies the water for all bodily parts and systems. It lubricates joints, moisturizes the skin, and maintains immunity.
In balance, kapha is expressed as love, calmness and forgiveness. Out of balance, it leads to attachment, greed and envy.
Pitta expresses as the body’s metabolic system — made up of Fire and Water.
It governs digestion, absorption, assimilation, nutrition, metabolism and body temperature.
In balance, pitta promotes understanding and intelligence. Out of balance, pitta arouses anger, hatred and jealousy.
Vata is the subtle energy associated with movement — composed of Space and Air.
It governs breathing, blinking, muscle and tissue movement, pulsation of the heart, and all movements in the cytoplasm and cell membranes.
In balance, vata promotes creativity and flexibility. Out of balance, vata produces fear and anxiety.
“Let our food be your medicine,
and our kitchen be your pharmacy.”