The philosophy, cooking methods and recipes at Rush of Prana are based on Ayurveda, the most ancient system of Indian medicine. The term Ayurveda comes from “ayu” meaning life, and “veda” meaning knowledge.
Ayurveda studies the physical and psychic behavior of people and prescribes ways for them to synchronize with their environment so as to live happily, healthy and inspired lives.
Much emphasis is given to diet, following the cycles of the seasons, the planets and primary body constitution.
According to Ayureda, the three humors or doshas, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha are responsible for the functioning of the human organism.
Ayurveda states that although foods have a chemical nature and contain several types of chemicals, they produce only the six different tastes: Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter, Pungent, Astringent. Each of these tastes is a combination of two of the five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Akasha(Space).
During a meal, sweet tastes should be taken at the beginning, sour tasting and salty foods should be eaten in the middle and all other foods, those with pungent bitter, and astringent tastes should be taken at the end.
These six tastes can be beneficial if they are administered in proper dosages; otherwise they can be injurious.
The staff at Rush of Prana, being intelligent and creative, will provide all six tastes in foods, satisfying all taste buds and creating a chemical balance in the body.