Ayurveda offers a new model for life and health in which the universe is seen as a network of energy and information, rather than as frozen matter.  The universe is a dynamic force of constant interaction between energy and matter, one blending and transforming the other in a constant flux. Applying this view to ourselves, we open the possibility for creating ideal health through changes in our thoughts, interpretations and choices.

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Ayurveda is the oldest surviving complete medical system in th world.  Dervide from its ancient sanskrit roots, ‘ayus’ (life) and ‘ted’ (knowledge) – it offers a rich comprehensive outlook to a healthy life.  Its origins go back nearly 5000 years are shrouded in a mist of antiquity.  It was expounded and practiced by the same spiritual rishis who laid the foundations of the Vedic civilisation in India, by attempting to organise the fundamentals of life into proper systems.

Ayruveda is the art of healthy living in harmony with the laws of nature.  It is an ancient natural wisdom of health and healing, a science of life.

According to Ayurveda, health is in a perfect state of balance among the body’s three functional energies or doshas, kapha, pitta and vata, and an equally vital balance among body, mind and energy.  These are the predominate elements active in each individual.


Ayurveda can be broken into the following subjects:

  1. The principles of Ayurveda – Connecting to Nature
  2. Knowing your personal constitution (which elements dominate and need to be balanced)
  3. Nourishing your body, mind and soul
  4. Health and illness
  5. Healing Techniques.

At Saha Astitva we aim to nourish your body, mind and soul.  By joining in our ayruvedic cooking event in our organic jungle kitchen set in the forested lands just outside Mumbai, all these three will be satisfied.  Heena Chowsky is Saha Astitva’s visiting ayurvedic chef.


What we eat becomes our body.  Therefore if we eat accruing to our doshic requirements in harmony with the seasons we can attain the perfect health.  For maximum prana, food must be grown organically and cooked in a sattvic and specific manner.  This, in turn, ensures we have maximum health.

Sign up now for the next Saha Astitva Ayurvdedic ‘ Pluck, Cook and Eat’ event.