We nourish our mind through the food we eat.
We nourish our mind through the food we eat. The subtle essence of food impacts how our mind functions. Ayurveda describes the subtle essence of food, and all of life, in terms of the maha gunas - sattva (peace), rajas (action) and tamas (dullness / inertia). Sattvic foods are in line with our true nature, which is joy. Some food is more sattvic, like whole grains, legumes, and many fruits and veggies. Other food is quite stimulating, or rajasic - like chilis and garlic. Tamasic foods, like meat or processed and frozen food, create dullness in the body and mind.
At Hale Pule we recommend incorporating mostly sattvic food into your diet. The peaceful and harmonious energy inherent in sattvic food contributes to a balanced mind and enthusiasm for life.
One of our favourite sattvic recipes at Hale Pule is for saucha soup. Saucha - one of Patanjal’s niyamas - means purity. With a simply spiced, clear broth and freshly cooked vegetables, this pure, simple soup hydrates and nourishes. It’s great to enjoy year-round because including the appropriate amount of moisture in meals will calm vata and pitta and aid digestion.