Intro to Āyurveda

about this event

Hi all, I’ll be hosting a few live Āyurvedic classes on Insight Timer. These classes are from Module 1 of my Intro to Āyurveda course (beta version).

You must download the free Insight Timer app to join the class: https://insig.ht/FB8dNShW6hb?utm_source=copy_link&utm_medium=live_stream_share

To see or sign-up for the Full-Course (hosted live on Zoom), visit:

https://napua.thinkific.com/courses/introtoayurveda

MODULE 1: ESSENCE OF ĀYURVEDA

  • What is Āyurveda?
  • Where does Āyurveda come from?
  • From which philosophies has Āyurveda adopted its current framework?
  • Why do these philosophies play a key role in the comprehension and practice of Āyurveda?

PART 1

  • History
    • Vedas
    • Origin and timeline

PART 2

  • Literature
    • Bṛhat Trayī (Major Triad)
    • Laghu Trayī (Minor Triad)

PART 3

  • Philosophy / Framework of the Science
    • Ṣaḍdarśana (6 Philosophies)
      • Sāṅkhya: Puruṣa, Prakṛiti, Ahaṃkāra, Tri-Guṇas
      • Vedānta: Advaita Vedānta focus

MODULE 2:    ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY – PART 1 – VĀTA

  • Philosophy cont. + Tri-Doṣa Theory + Vāta
    • Linking the philosophical framework to tri-dosa theory and introducing the 20 qualities or attributes as they relate to each doa (gurvādigunas).
      • Continuation of Sāṅkhya:
        • Elements:  Pañca-mahābhūta
      • Intro to Tri-Doṣa Theory:  
        • Vāta
        • Pitta
        • Kapha
      • Intro to Qualities & Attributes:  
        • Gurvādigunas
      • Vāta:  Characteristics + Normal Functions + Abnormal Symptoms
        • Gurvādigunas of Vāta

MODULE 3:    ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY – PART 2 – PITTA

  • Pitta:  Characteristics + Normal Functions + Abnormal Symptoms
    • Gurvādigunas of Pitta

MODULE 4:   ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY – PART 3 – KAPHA

  • Kapha:  Characteristics + Normal Functions + Abnormal Symptoms
    • Gurvādigunas of Kapha

MODULE 5:   CYCLES OF TIME

  • Day, Season & Life Cycles
    • Introducing the 3 major cycles of time and how the doṣas are affected through each transition.
      • Day:  Dina 
      • Season:  Ṛtu
      • Life:  Avasthas

MODULE 6:   PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Daily Practices and Practical Applications
    • What daily practices may I begin implementing now?  
    • How may I begin applying Āyurvedic theory in my lifestyle?
      • Daily Routine: Dinacaryā, i.e. Abhyanga
      • 3 Pillars of Ayurveda: Traya Upastambha: Āhāra, Nidrā, Brahmacarya