Food is an inevitable necessity for enhancing bodily strength and immunity. It can be understood as the interplay of mind and nutrition. When we are in sync, we desire foods that are healthy. But if our mind, body, or soul is out of balance, our connection to our inner intelligence goes awry thus creating an imbalance and attracting a whole lot of problems. Food whose color, smell, taste and touch please the senses and conducive to health, if taken in accordance with the rules can provide fuel to the fire of digestion; promote mental health, physical strength and complexion.
The modern philosophy that ‘one size fits all’ does not equate with the nutrition and hence it is important to understand that for complete nutrition we need to balance it out. Even if you are exercising and your food is not in accordance, it won’t be of any use.
In Ayurveda, food comes first. Ideal nutrition comes from consuming a variety of fresh foods that are appropriately prepared and eaten with awareness. At Kairali-The Ayurvedic Healing Village, along with the other parameters of health, food is given towering importance and a dedicated unit deals with the proper optimization of food. In this section, students are facilitated with Ayurvedic Cooking Classes, making them learn the how, when, why, where, what and which of cooking and having healthy food.
The students have to undergo a course that teaches them to develop a comprehensive approach towards Ayurveda while making them accustomed to the principles behind Ayurvedic cooking. They are taught the ways to balance doshas via food, and the relationship between Ayurvedic cuisine and vegetarian food.
They are taught the reasons why Ayurvedic cuisine is strictly vegetarian and why the use of herbs in diet enhances its rejuvenating properties while simultaneously augmenting its taste. The cooking class is one of the best ways to ease out the mind in this village.