BLOCK 1: BASIC CONCEPTS
1. INTRODUCTION TO THE AYURVEDA:
– Who is it for, what is it for?
– Ayurveda and human potential
– Ayurveda, Yoga and Tantra
– Essential qualities of the therapist
– Specialties. 8 branches of Ayurveda
– Mythological and historical roots
– Transmission of ayurveda through the centuries and civilizations
– Prohibition and liberalization
– Ayurveda in the 21st century
– Philosophy of Creation
– Holistic philosophy
– Cosmic principles
– Yoga and ayurveda
– Dharma: goal of life
– 4 parts of human being: Atma, Manas, Indriyas, Sharira.
4. THEORY OF AYURVEDIC MEDICINE. BASIC CONCEPTS:
-Theory of the five great elements (pancha mahabutha shiddanta).
-Theory Tridosha VATA PITTA KAPHA and subdivisions. Characteristics and functions. -Concept Prakruti and Vikruti (Body Constitution, balance and imbalance).
-Equilibrium of the doshas. Characteristics of each Prakruti.
-Concept Health-Balance Disease- Imbalance.
-Three Gunas (Qualities), attributes and physical, mental and mental actions. SATTVA, RAJAS, TAMAS.
– Mental constitution (Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic).
– Six flavors and their relationships with the mind and emotions.
-Biotypes, types of people.
5. EVALUATION OF YOUR CONSTITUTION:
-Determination of the constitution.
-Recognize biotypes and differences.
BLOCK 2: THE MIND, ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
6. AYURVEDA AND MIND:
– Subtle anatomy of the mind.
-Partes of the mind (Buddhi, Chitta, Manas, Ahamkhara).
– Mental forms of the doshas (PRANA, TEXAS, EYES). -Doshas and mind.
– Mental constitution (Sattvic mind).
-Meditation, Yoga, Pranayana.
7. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY:
-Dathus concept (7 tissues: lymph, blood, adipose tissue, muscles, bones, marrow, reproductive cells).
-Concept of bad (waste).
-Concept of Ama (toxins).
-Concept of Agni (digestive fire, key to health and disease).
– Forms of Agni.
– Care of digestion.
– Stages of digestion.
– States of Agni.
– Treatment of disturbances of Agni.
-Concept of Srotas (body channels).
-Types of channels, importance of their good condition and use.
-Points Marma (energy) Definition, location and types.
-Structure and importance of the skin.
8. AYURVEDIC APPROACH OF HEALTH:
-Concept of balance and imbalance.
-Ayurvedic regime for optimal health.
-Differences in the concepts of health- disease between allopathic medicine and Ayurvedic medicine.
-Causes of the disease: Erroneous uses of body-mind-speech, misuse of the senses, abuse, and the effect of time.
-Stages of the disease:
-Weak digestive fire.
-Formulation of toxins.
– Loss of tissue resistance.
-Agraving of the doshas.
-Location and rootedness of the disease.
BLOCK 3: FOOD & NUTRITION
9. FOOD AND ITS CONSTITUTION:
– The six flavors and their relationship with the elements (Sweet, Sour, Salty, Spicy, Bitter and Astringent)
– Effects of food and herbs.
– Favorable and unfavorable meals for each biotype V, P, K
– Ritual of the food.
– Qualities of the food.
– Meals for each constitution
– Nutrition of the 7 tissues.
– Obesity, weight loss, weight gain.
10. DIETETICS OF AYURVEDIC MEDICINE:
– 7 dathus nutrition concept.
– Qualities of food.
– Ayurvedic dietary concepts.
– Flavors indicated for constitution.
– Food to balance each constitution through diet.
– Care at meals.
– Properties of each meal.
– Combination of ingredients.
– Dose for each type of food.
– Origin of the meals.
– Appropriate hours.
– Rules on the use of meals.
– Types of food not recommended.
– Recommended amount for stomach volume.
– Benefits and flavors of the meals.
BLOCK 4: PREVENTIVE HEALTH
11. PREVENTIVE HEALTH:
– Guidelines for a healthy life
– Daily routine
– Forms of thought
12. AYURVEDIC DIAGNOSIS:
– Causes of the disease
– Diagnostic tools:
– Direct observation – Textual authority – Deductions
– Eightfold exam for each constitution V P K -Lengua
-Pulse (types of pulse, reading, utility)
-10 assessments for diagnosis: -Constitution (Prakruti)
– State of imbalance (Vikruti) – Tissue qualities – Body quality
-Style of life – Psychological Constitution – Digestive fire
-Levels of energy
13. THEORY, PROTOCOL AND PRACTICE OF AYURVEDIC MASSAGES:
-Massage Abhyangam Sukhathirummu (Traditional Rejuvenation Massage of Kerala).
-Massage ShiroAbhyangam (Head Therapeutic Massage).
-Massage Mukha Abhyangam (Facial Therapeutic Massage).