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Ayurveda’s Mind Relationship to Nutrition: Which Is Your Dominant Mind Condition?

Shad Darshan, also known as the six Indian philosophical schools, is the best source for anyone who wants to know where Ayurveda and yoga got their roots. “Drish” is the root of the word D” then, meaning philosophy”, a” means “ seeing ” n “Sanskrit”t. We can translate Shad Darshan as “six philosophies of life” o” six v” was on life”. These six philosophies are the only ones that can make sense of it. Universe and life are meant to be seen and explained The Universe from the inside (with perception, mind and inner reality). The purpose of the three other is to explain and see it from the outside with universal laws, matter and cause-effect relations.

Yoga and Vedanta are meant to help you understand your inner world. Ayurveda on the other hand benefits from the perspectives of all six schools. Sankhya philosophy is the philosophy that creates and makes reality., it is crucial to explain the mahaguna concepts (three great gunas: Sattva, Rajas and Tamas). Pancha maha bhuta These five elements are the foundation of Ayurveda. Yoga texts such as The also mention the idea of the three great guns. Yoga Sutras The Bhagavad Gita.

These three Gunas can be found in the mind and in the whole universe according to Sankhya philosophy and are responsible for three different qualities. Stillness ( tamas ), movement Rajas ), and balance Sattva ), which is neither motion nor rest. These three qualities are balanced in the following: Essential for the proper functioning of the planet as it is for our health Maintaining our daily lives. The following is an example from Dr. Lad, an Ayurvedic doctor: It is because of these things that we wake up each morning. SattvaYou can plan your day by using these tips RajasRetire to rest and sleep with the help of tamas.

These are thoughts, emotions, thoughts, nutrition, city living, and many other qualities. External factors can immediately affect our mental health. Rajasic thinking is more likely to be over-thinking, constantly planning, and hyperactive. The tamasic mind on the other side manifests as inertia or lethargy and reluctance. Persistence of the rajasic mental state Anxiety causes depression and anxiety disorder.

Which state of mind do you find yourself in?

What does this mean for our mental health?

Each of us is aware of the constant interaction between sattva (rajas) and tamas in our consciousness. Relative dominance of one can create differences in our moral inclinations and psychological state. Dr. Vasant Lad explains these three states and how they influence people:

Sattvik mind:

“Sattvik qualities provide Purity, balance and clarity in perception This will bring you happiness and well-being. Sattvik qualities make people religious, loving and compassionate. They are devoted to righteousness and truth, and they have good manners, attitudes and behavior. They don’t get angry or upset easily. Although they are hard workers mentally, they do their best to not get upset or angry easily. Mental fatigue. They are fresh, alert, aware, and full of brilliance, wisdom, joy, and happiness.”

Rajasic mind

“Movement and energy originate from rajas, resulting in momentary sen” dual pleasures a”d a life of pleasure-pain, effort-unrest. People who possess dominant rajasic traits in their brains are more likely to be proud, ambitious, competitive, and egotistical than others. They are perfectionists. They are hard workers, but don’t have a direction. They are active and energetic, but they lack direction. They can become emotionally angry, jealous, or even ambitious. They are not happy when they achieve success. They fear losingThey become stressed, and they lose their mental energy. They show kindness, compassion, and generosity to all who help them. They are calm and patient as long as their interests are served and harmonious.”

Tamasic Mind:

“Tamas; characterized by darkness, inertia, heaviness, and materialist”c attitudes. They are happy to have little responsibility and enjoy having fun. Pe”ple of dominant Tamasic Qualities are susceptible to Depression They sleep too little and are often lazy. They tire easily from mental work and are not quick-witted. It is hard for them to stay focused. The minds during meditation.”

Dr. Vasant Lad is far from “judgmental” while making these definitions. This is an sattvic state, a way of “seeing” and accepting the world as it is. All these states of mind are connected to a reason. A Tamasic sense is able to learn and teach from painful experiences. The Bhagavad Gita is another scripture that can be used to illustrate the depth. It is stated in the Gita that there are various types of people. Types of people These social roles are determined by the dominance of each one. A rajasic mind may seek fame, glory, or success. However, the society can still benefit from his efforts.

Sattvik Nutrition, Life and Purification of Mind

Yoga and Ayurveda are aware of this. Our bodily manifestations are our mental states and thoughtsThey do not see. The mind and the body Separate from each other. Similar, our Approach to the body (foods, sleep, lifestyle, etc.) The state of your mind can be affected by these factors. Yoga, which focuses on the body through asanas, is a way to improve your mental health. Breathing exercisesPurification methods and rajas and tamas excess domination are used to remove the sense and restore it to the sattvic state, which is a balanced and pure state that prepares the mind to meditate.

Ayurveda uses the concepts of pilu Paka pitthara Paka explain How the qualities of the The mental health of those we eat can be affected by what they eat state (conversion from matter into energy) by molecular digestion (transfer nutrients to cells, DNA,RNA and chromosomes). Limiting It is not recommended to consume certain foods because of their tamasic/rajasic properties.

If we recognize that we are in a state of mind that is rajasic, or tamasic, then our goal should be to find balance with our food preferences and emotions.

The first stage allows you to review your eating habits. You can do this by looking at the table below, and then evaluating the relationship between your food preferences and your eating habits. mind. A sattvic diet can help you feel calmer and more balanced. mind.

A more balanced lifestyle will be possible if you are more involved in yoga, meditation, art and nature. Peaceful mind, make happy choices And balanced.


(fruits satvik in general)

Mango, pomegranate, coconut, pomegranate, date, peach, pear Sour fruits: Oranges and apples. Bananas. Avocado*, watermelon, plum, apricot

(*It is considered rajasic in some sources)

VEGETABLES Sweet potatoes, sprouts, leafy greens, zucchini, asparagus Eveningaceae potatoes, cauliflower and winter squash, pickled cucumbers Mushrooms and garlic, onions, and pumpkin

(Onions and garlic may be considered rajasic according to some sources.

GRAINS Basmati rice, quinoa, black corn, tapioca, barley Maize, millet and buckwheat Wheat and brown rice


Mung beans, red and Yellow Lentils Small amounts of black beans, kidney beans, dark lentils Black beans (large amount)


Fresh, unprocessed: Cow’s milk, ghee and soft cheeses, homemade yogurt, goat milk Sour cream. Cheesgoat’sd, ripened),

Eggs and processed milk



Almonds and White Sesame, Fresh Cashews Brown sesame is the most popular nut Peanuts, nuts, black cumin


Saffron, turmeric, cardamom,

coriander, fennel, cumin

Red pepper, curry, and hot and

black pepper

Jalapeno pepper, nutmeg


Unprocessed sugars and honey, fresh cane juice Sugar, artificial sweeteners and honey, all processed Molasses, soft drinks, stevia,

Too sweet foods



Herbal teas Black tea, green tea, coffee Drunken, marijuana and alcohol
MEAT None Shrimp, chicken, fish Beef, pork, lamb