Which foods are sattvic?
Ayurveda teaches us that all illness and disease begin in the mind, an idea that feels true but can be hard to get your head around!
Scientific research is diving into this fascinating area and is beginning to understand the deep connection between the mind and body and the resulting power we have to transform our physical well-being by transforming our thoughts. Yoga and Ayurveda provide tools and guidance for becoming aware of and managing our mental state. In essence, these tools empower us to truly own our health and wellness.
“The quality of the mind determines the quality of your health and happiness”
Ayurveda recognizes three qualities (gunas) of nature, different to the twenty qualities of matter, which represent our fundamental states of mind. Referred to as the Mahagunas (the Great Qualities) in Sanskrit, they are Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas. Each state characterizes ways of being, thinking, and expression that will influence the choices and actions that define how we live and interact with the world. And as states, they are transitory, dynamic, and often changing from moment to moment and day to day.