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Principles and Practices of Ayurveda

PART 1

Module 1: INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDA

  • Its long history, pedigree and relevance to the 21st century

Module 2: BASIC PRINCIPLES 1

  • The five elements
  • The doshas – the three constitutions
  • The characteristics of vata, pittakapha
  • A questionnaire to help identify your dosha

Module 3: BASIC PRINCIPLES 2

  • Combinations of doshas
  • Ayurvedic anatomy
  • Tissues (dhatu)
  • Channels (srotas)
  • Digestive fire (agni)
  • Toxins (ama)

Module 4: THE AYURVEDIC LIFESTYLE

  • The Ayurvedic mind
  • The universal constituents (gunas)
  • Seasonal living: general recommendations for spring, summer, autumn, winter
  • Specific vata, pitta, kapha lifestyle recommendations

Module 5: GOOD HEALTH AND THE CAUSES OF DISEASE

  • A definition of good health
  • The Ayurvedic causes of disease
    – the six stages of disease
    – the Ayurvedic approach to diagnosis
    – the approach to treatment principles
  • Observation and questioning that will help you determine the balance of the doshas

Module 6: INTRODUCTION TO THE HEALINGTOOLS: FOOD AND HERBS

  • An introduction to Ayurvedic energetics
    – tastes: sweet, sour, salty, pungent,bitter, astringent
    – the six tastes
    – hot and cold substances
    – the qualities of herbs
    – post digestive effects
    – the action of plants
    – herb sourcing

PART 2

Module 7: INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDIC HERBAL MEDICINE 1

  • The Ayurvedic pharmacy
  • The compendium of Ayurvedic herbs:
    – PART 1: PLANT PORTRAITS OF SINGLE HERBS

Module 8: INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDICHERBAL MEDICINE 2

  • The compatibility of herbal medicines
    – the safety of using herbs and pharmaceutical medicines together
    – why herbal medicines are so important to us
  • The compendium of Ayurvedic herbs:
    – PART 2: THE FABULOUS FORMULAS

Module 9: AYURVEDIC COOKING 1

  • Ayurvedic viewpoint on diet
    – cooking
    – specific diets
    – vegetarianism
    – fasting
  • The qualities of specific foods (1):
    – grains, pulses, vegetables

Module 10: AYURVEDIC COOKING 2

  • Ayurvedic viewpoint on seasonality and locality
  • The qualities of specific foods (2)
    – fruits, nuts and seeds oils and fats, sweeteners, salt, meat, fish, dairy, herbs and spices
  • Recipes

Module 11: TREATMENT STRATEGIES

  • The strategies of treatment
    – key principles of Ayurvedic treatment
    – considering the doshas
    – the subdivisions of the doshas
    – treatment of the doshas
    – balancing vata/vata reducing diet
    – balancing pitta/pitta reducing diet
    – balancing kapha/kapha reducing diet
    – treating the agni
    – treating the dhatu
    – treating the disease

Module 12: TREATMENTS FOR EVERYONE 1

  • Specific treatment for:
    – bones and joints
    – digestion
    – constipation
    – heart

Module 13: TREATMENTS FOR EVERYONE 2

  • Specific treatment of:
    – immunity
    – skin
    – stress and sleep problems
    – healthy weight

Module 14: TREATMENTS FOR WOMEN, MEN AND CHILDREN

  • Treatments for women
    – menses
    – fertility
    – creation
    – pregnancy
    – menopause
  • Treatments for men
    – fertility
    – urinary & prostate

 

Please note that this course must be completed within six months of booking.

 

Cost: £299.00.

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