Knowledge of diet and food (Ahara Vijana) are recognized as one of
the most important factors in maintaining good health. Diet is just
as much important as lifestyle and herbal medicines. Many people
seek a dietary and lifestyle plan that supports high-level wellness
and mental/spiritual evolution, rather than just physical wellness.
The ancient Ayurvedic diet plan is a model of life-affirming
principles, based on a Sattvic lifestyle, which are highly adaptable
to individual needs. Sattva is not just a state of mind; it is a
highly evolved lifestyle.
Transliterated from Sanskrit, Sattva means the path of equilibrium
and essence. Food are analysed by their qualities (energetics), and
their effect on the doshas. They act according to its various
energetics or therapeutic properties, although its properties are
often less specific and its actions less drastic than those of
medicine. Nevertheless, food acts as a foundation to medicine. It is
sometimes slower to take effect, but more profoundly affects all
system of the body.
If diet is used correctly for prevention and treatment, other
medicines are required less, if at all. This does not mean, of
course, that dietary advices are all that is required. Certainly,
other therapies are more effective when based on a solid dietary
foundation. Since ancient times, Ayurveda has been able to diagnose
disease with pin-point accuracy and categorise food as medicine.
Ayurvedic cuisine can be both tasty as well as healthy. The course
will give participants a good understanding of the dietary
principles of Ayurveda and the correct combination of food.
Participants can also learn how to make some of the favourite dishes
from our Ayurvedic kitchen.
• Fundamental principles of Ayurveda, Dietary principles of Ayurveda,
Ayurveda perspectives and nutritional value of different food items
and identifying Ayurveda herbs, Diets for different body types,
Learn and practice ways of preparing simple and delicious Ayurveda
Course Learning Hours: 6 hours Tutor & practical facilitated
learning daily (24 hours for 4 days)
Facilitator: Mayuri Patel