Origins

Taking inspiration from Ayurvedic cuisine dating back over 5000 years, Ancient Spirits and Grille is a gastronomical journey across the ages. The principle behind Ayurveda is to find and maintain a perfect balance between mind, body and spirit. As a holistic practice, Ayurveda strives to promote wellness by remedying the body’s imbalances that prevent us from being the healthiest we can be.

The Three Doshas

The food we eat is at the heart of Ayurveda, which is founded on the idea that each of us has a distinct Dosha, or body type.

The three Doshas are Vata (Air), Pitta (Fire) and Kapha (Earth). Each of us have a unique blend of all three Doshas within us, with one of them often being predominant over the others. They help us find our unique balance, and each of them can be adjusted with food to maintain that balance.

Vata (Air)

Vata is considered as the leader of the three Ayurvedic principles in the body. As the principle of mobility, Vata regulates all activity in the body, mental as well as physiological.

Pitta (Fire)

Pitta is responsible for regulating the body temperature through the chemical transformation of food (governing digestion, absorption, assimilation, nutrition and metabolism), promoting vitality and appetite.

Kapha (Earth)

Kapha dosha maintains body resistance. Kapha is primarily responsible for anabolism, the process of building the body, growth and creation of new cells as well as cell repair.