It was interesting to see how the food we eat relates to how our thoughts are processed by our mind and Ayurveda provides a clear explanation for the same!
For those who are new to Ayurveda (a discipline of medicine),
There are 3 types of gunas (characteristics). They are Sattva, Tamas and Rajas.
There are 3 types of doshas. They are Vata, Pitta, Kapha
|Sattva||Clarity and Lightness||Knowledge and Understanding||Forgiveness and love|
|Tamas||Mostly confusion||Aggressiveness and competitiveness||Heavy, dull and sleepy|
Now, foods can be classified as Vata, Pitta and Kapha as well. Dietary changes can help change your state of mind and health!
- For someone who suffers from insomnia, it would be easy to trigger sleep if they ate some Tamas food.
- For someone who is confused, eating some sattvic food would help
- You get the gist…! Use the appropriate foods to promote the feelings and health and correct your doshas or weaknesses by choosing a different type of food!
Simple, effective ways to cultivate good thoughts and good practices to self-heal and maintain health of family!