Food represents a balance of the various vibrations inherent in organic life. Yogic food, which has a balance between the three gunasIn the Samkhya philosophy, three major guṇas serve as the fundamental operating principles or tendencies of prakṛti (universal nature): sattva guṇa, rajas guṇa and tamas guṇa. The three primary gunas are generally associated with creation (sattva), preservation (rajas) and destruction (tamas) (see also Aum and Trimurti). Creation and the process of evolution are carried out by these three major gunas. and doshasA dosha (doṣa) is one of the three bodily humors that make up one’s constitution, according to Ayurveda. These teachings are also known as the Tridosha Theory. The central concept of Ayurvedic medicine is the theory that health exists when there is a balance between the three fundamental bodily humours or doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Vāta or Vata (wind) is the impulse principle necessary to mobilize the function of the nervous system. It affects the windy humour (flatulence to etc). Pittais, the bilious humour (that secreted between the stomach and bowels which flows through the liver and permeates the spleen, heart, eyes and skin). Its chief quality is heat. It is the energy principle that uses bile to direct digestion and, hence, metabolism. Kapha is the body fluid principle that relates to mucus and lubrication. It is the carrier of nutrients. All Ayurvedic physicians believe that these ancient ideas, based in the knowledge discovered by the Rishis and Munis exist in harmony with our physical reality. These Ayurvedic concepts allow physicians to examine the homeostasis of the whole system. People may be of a predominant dosha prakruti (constitution), but all doshas have the basic elements within them., is necessarily sattvic. An individual who wishes to develop his consciousness should refine his food intake and, therefore, vibration, thus enhancing the potential to connect to his higher bodies. As part of our teacher training course, we give lectures on nutrition. The right diet enhances concentration and aids meditation.
We seek to help people free themselves from the constraints of the many extant culinary traditions, help them approach food with mindfulness (i.e., eating as a form of meditation) and help them understand how purposeful, conscious food selection can influence their everyday healthfulness, thoughts and actions.
Initiated Qi-Yo practitioners are offered individual diet plans.