Ayurveda is the science of life, the sister science of yoga, and the origins date back to the Vedas, the oldest spiritual world records. The concept of the universe is seen as the five elements (space, air, fire, water and earth) in combination with three psychophysiological energies that control bodily functions.
These three functions are called doshas, vata, pitta and kapha. Dosha consists of individual, unique constitution of man and we all have elements of all three.
Vata is responsible for all sorts of movements, breathing, emotions, absorption and excretion of food and functioning of the nervous system.
Pitta is responsible for digestion, blood, immunity and vitality, hormonal processes, body temperature and intelligence.
Kapha, coordinates anabolism, supplies the body with moisture, is responsible for the health, growth and maintenance of the organism.
As with yoga ayurveda goal is finding a balance, rather than various “celebrity” diet, turn ayurveda, lose fat and restore body and spirit into balance.
1. Hot water with lemon – This warm elixir full of vitamin C alkalize the body. All drinks should be at room tempreture and never take for meals. Start your day with water and lemon.
2. Six flavors in every dish – Ayurveda food is decomposed into six tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, spicy). Ayurveda suggests that in each meal include all six, because each of them affects the balance of appetite.
3. Prepare food with love – When preparing the food we transfer energy. If we are angry or furious, to be reflected in the food, then it went back into the body. Instead, show gratitude and love for food.
4. Eat foods that will help balance the doshas – vata dosha To Eat warmer and heavier foods, ask for one that is cold and dry, and kapha to eat warm, but light food.
5. Nutritionally rich food – all fresh food rich in nutrients, fresh fruit, almonds, green leafy vegetables, legumes …
6. Eat seasonal – Use a food that is in season, avoid genetically modified foods, canned and processed.
7. Ayurvedic teas – fennel, cumin, pepper, ginger are wonderful options for ayurveda teas. Add cinnamon to taste and regulate blood sugar.
8. Eat ginger – Before each meal drink a small cup of ginger tea or just eat a piece, it will help improve digestion.
9. Turn on the spices – turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger spices that give a wonderful taste to food and kapha dosha regulates who is responsible for losing pounds.
10. Diversity – Let every meal is an adventure, avoid monotonous food, avoid monotony, even in food.
With these tips from ayurvedic medicine and occasionally practicing yoga you will feel better, rejuvenated, reborn inside and out.