Ayurveda Diet

What is the Ayurveda diet?

For those who are unfamiliar, Ayurveda is a centuries-old Hindu system of nutrition and medicine that was developed alongside yoga as the best means to prevent illness and imbalance. Far more a lifestyle than a diet, a famous Ayurvedic saying is, “When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use; When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”

The first step to embarking on an appropriate Ayurvedic diet for you is identifying your dosha. A dosha is one of the three primary elements and energies that exist in the body. They are called:


Vata (air)

Pitta (fire)

Kapha (water + earth)


While each dosha merits its own exploration, the idea that you have a unique blend of mental, emotional, and physical characteristics thought to exist in balance encapsulates the holistic nature of Ayurveda. Mind, body, and spirit all have to function for all three to function together.