Intensive Course in Ayurveda

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Intensive Course in Ayurveda

This course is meant to create in-depth knowledge in Ayurveda with Yoga background. The teachings are based on authentic treatises – 'Ashtanga Hrudayam' with reference to 'Samhithas' in Ayurveda and 'Gheranda Samhitha' and 'Hathayoga Pradeepika' in Yoga. Students will get enough training in almost all Ayurveda therapies and Yoga. The study of Sanskrit is very essential to be familiar with authentic scriptures. It enables one to pass the knowledge to others and use in health practices.


Duration

Duration of the course is 1 Year


Course Fee

Fees for the course is 8,000 $


Yearly Schedule

1st June - 31st Decemer

Ayurveda – Theory

  Introduction to Ayurveda in relation to the cosmos

  Ayurveda in relation to Vedas and Philosophy

  Antiquity of Ayurveda

  Origin, History and Traditions of Ayurveda

  Ayurveda – its various branches

  Fundamental Principles

  Agni-Shomiya (Hot and Cold) Principle

  The study of Herbs and their properties

  Preventive care and Promotion of Health

  Ayurveda Dietetics – principles and applications

  Ayurveda Physiology, Anatomy and Pathology

  Purificatory Therapies - Poorvakarma (Preparatory Therapies), Panchakarma Therapies (Main Therapies) and Paschatkarma (Supplementary Therapies)

  Kerala Special Therapies

  Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy

  Home remedies and their applications

  Medicinal preparations

  Identification of selected Herbs

  Study of selected classical medicines available in the Pharmacy

  Diagnosis and treatment of selected diseases

  Rejuvenation Therapy - Simple Rasayana procedures

  Virilification Therapy (Vajeekarana)


Ayurveda – Theory

  Introduction to Yoga

  Yoga as a Darsanam – Philosophical & Spiritual aspects

  Ashtanga Yoga – Eight Branches

  Hathayoga & Rajayoga

  Kriyas – 6 Purificatory techniques

  Practice and benefits of selected Asanas, Pranayama, Mudras and Bandhas

  Samyama Tantra

  Dhyanam - Meditation/p>

  Yoga as a Therapy–Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity, Insomnia, Depression etc

  Chakras and Important Nadis

  Kundalini yoga

  Sidhis – Powers attained by Yoga

  Yogic Dietetics

  Yoga and Tridosha


Ayurveda – Practical

  Swedanam    Ekanga Dhara   Kashaya Vasthi
  Virechanam   Dhoomapanam   Siro Vasthi
  Matra Vasthi   Udwarthanam   Ulsadanam 
  Nasyam   Ulsadanam     Navara Kizhi
  Abhyangam    Karnapooranam    Avagaham
  Pizhichil   Anjanam   Uro Vasthi
  Pichu   Aschyotanam   Tarpanam
  Siro Dhara   Vasthi    Putapakam
  Kabalam   Kati Vasthi   Upanaham
  Gandoosham   Snehanam   Thakra Dhara
  Podikizhi     Vamanam  
  Elakizhi   Sneha Vasthi  


Identification and Study of selected Herbs

Preparation of Medicines

  Kashayam (Decoction)

  Swarasam (Juices)

  Choornam (Herbal Powder)

  Thailam (Medicated oils)

  Ghritam (Medicated Ghee)

  Ksheera Kashayam (Milk decoction

  Anjanam (Collerium)

  Lehyam (Herbal Jam)

  Vasthi medicines

  Vamana medicines

  Himam (Cold infusion)

  Phandam (Hot infusion)

  Gulika (pills)

  Arishtam (Fermented medicine)


Yoga - Practical (Optional)

  Surya namaskar

  20 Asanas and variations

  Yoga Nidra - Relaxation

  Pranayama - Nadisudhi

  Pranayama – Various methods

  Kapalabhati

  Meditation

  Mudras

  Bandhas

  Kriyas


Sanskrit (Optional)

  The study of Sanskrit language is for the purpose of having basic knowledge for reading and understanding the usage of technical terms

  Books followed: Infant Reader, Sabda Manjari, and Dhatu Manjari