Due to the different doshas in our bodies, no single diet will work for everyone. Also, the same diet will not work throughout the year because the body needs different kinds of nourishment according to the different seasons. Food not only sustains your body and mind but also your soul and spiritual wellbeing.
To understand how spiritual nutrition works, you must look at the vital essence of each dosha
Vata (air and ether)
Prana, the life-force energy is the vital essence.
Tejas and the fire of Kundalini, apart from bringing out inner radiance, also unfolds spiritual wellbeing.
Kapha (water and earth)
Ojas is the stored-up dynamic life force of the body or primal vigour.
Hence, the amount of ojas, tejas, and prana a person has is related to the amount of physical, sexual, mental, and spiritual endurance that a person has.
- Incorporate 50-60% raw and fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet to help the burning of ojas by activating the tejas and amplifying the energy of prana.
- Nut and seed milk, soaked nuts and seeds, and fruits that are vata-balancing like apples, bananas are good to develop your ojas.
- Coconut oil is great to build ojas, practice abhyanga with coconut oil daily.
When you have high prana, tejas, and ojas, you naturally expand your consciousness and overall wellbeing. You feel satisfied with yourself and with life, and you also feel closer to the Divine.