AYURVEDA THERAPY COURSE – LEVEL 1
1.1. 50 hours
Lakshana (charactieristic) os dravya – its number and types.
Lakshana and types of earth, water, fire, wind and ether.
Origin of mahabhutas and their inrenal assembling ( Parasparanupravesha)
Detail knowledge of sharira (body) Doshas.
Etiology, nature, properties, function, site and types of vata, pitta and kapha.
Site, qualities and function of doshas according to their sub types.
Formation of rasa dhatu from ahara rasa. Functions, site, quantity and properties of rasa dhatu. Symptoms of increased and decreased fo rasa dhatu.
Site and production of rakta dhatu. Description of raktavaha srotas. Signs of pure blood. Description of the functions of rakta dhatu. Signs and simptoms of increased and decreased rakta dhatu
Characteristics, properties, function and site of mamsavaha srotas. Signs and symptoms of increased and decreased of mamsa dhatu.
Formation, properties, function, site of medovaha srotas. Signs and symptoms of increased and decreased medo dhatu.
Formation, characteristics, functions of asthi dhatu.Relation between vata and asthi dhatu. Signs and symptoms of increased and decreased asthi dhatu.
Properties, function and site of majja dhatu. Signs and symptoms of increased and decreased majja dhatu.
Formation, site, characteristics of sukra dhatu. Signs and symptoms of increased and decreased sukra dhatu.
Characteristics, types, quantity, function, importance and its sites.
Formation, number and characteristics of upadhatus.
Number of ahara malas and dhatu malas. Formation, site and function of purisha, mutra and sveda.
Determination of vedic period, anaditvam (eternity) of Ayurveda.
Descendence of Ayurveda. Atreya Dhanvantari.
Great churning of ocean, manifestation of Nectar, manifestation of Dhanvantari.
Atreya and Dhanvatari schools.
Brihatraye and laghutraye.
Meaning of the word “Darsana” and its comprehensiveness. Origin, number and classification of Darsanas. Six Darsanas.
Srshti utpatti (origin of the universe)
Introduction to pulse and tongue diagnosis. Concept of health and disease.
Types of disease:
Aagantaja, sharira, manasa, svabhaavika
On basis of aadibalapravrutti
On the basis of praakruti, vaikruti
On the basis of anubandhya, anubandha.
Vyadhi nanatmaja hetu
Pancha nidaana (diagnostic therapy)
Samprapti – Purvarupa – Rupa
Dietetics and cooking
Diet habits, special rules (aayatana) of food intake
Ahara parinamkara bhaavas (factors responsible for digestion)
Pathya and apathy ahara.
Bad effects of food and the resultant diseases.
Description of paachaka agni, bhoota agni and dhatva agni.
Aara-paaka and avastha-paaka.
Separation of saara (nutrients) and kithha ( excretory products).
Description of mridu (soft), madhyam ( medium) and krura (hard) koshtha (bowel).
Sapta padaartha (dravya, rasa, guna, virya, vipaaka, prabhava, karma
The objectives of Swasth vritta.
Characteristics of health.
Dinacharya (day regimen) and raatricharya (night regimen).
Rutucharya (seasonal regime).
Dhaaraneeya and Adharaneeya Vegas ( the urges which should be held and and which should not be held).
1.4 30 hours
Oil, syrup, ghee and vati preparations.
Introduction to Sanskrit alphabet