In this 11-week program, we will be applying the basic principles of Ayurveda, the Pancamahabhutas, Trigunas and the Tridosha models of creation, to understand some common health conditions. We will explore the human condition in its physical, emotional, and psychological constitution, through the model of Prakriti, Pancamahabhutas, Trigunas, and the Tridoshas, to recognize the source of specific disorders, arising from their imbalance.
In the course, we will look at common health conditions, diseases and disorders of the various body systems. We will also learn to recognize patterns of imbalance and apply the wisdom of Ayurveda to complement and support ongoing treatment.
Course Learning Objectives:
In this course students will be able to:
- Apply the principles of Ayurveda to understand common health conditions.
- Understand progression of disease according to Ayurveda.
- Explore the application of diet and lifestyle to support the body towards wellness.
- Understand how Pancakarama and other treatment options work with the body
There will be a minimum of 1 contact hour with the faculty every week. The curriculum will include reading, reflection, observation, and interactive practices. The class time will include an additional 30 minutes that will provide an opportunity for Q&A and group discussion.
Required / Elective: Elective
Area of Study: Text & Traditions
Prerequisites: Admission into a Program of Study
Faculty / Instructor: Ms. Luvena Krishnamurthy
Time: 09:00 pm EST – 10:30 pm EST
Day: Every Thursday
Start Time: October 7, 2021
End Date: December 23, 2021
Quarter Offered: Fall 2021