Certificate in Ayurvedic Principles (CAP)
Duration of the course: 3-days course (20hrs of contact classes with 1 assignment and 1 exam).
Eligibilty: Graduate/Diploma/Certificate holders in Yoga/Naturopathy/Physical education
Age: Criteria of age is not applicable for this course.
- To promote the awareness for Positve Health and personality assessment by knowing body type (Vata, Pitta & Kapha) in students.
- To develop and impart skills in application of herbal supplements for restoring and promoting positive health.
- Etiology of selected disease will be studied with the help of research surveys and clinical observations in the context of basic concepts in Ayurveda
Medium of instructions: English
Scheme of Evaluation: on an ongoing basis.
i. Attendance in Theory and Practical
ii. Assignment in the form of seminar and Theoritical work
iii. Personal experiences pertaining to herbal supplements and the concept of Ayurveda
iv. Personality changes: as assessed by different teachers through a semi structured tool.
Seminar 1: Introduction to History of Ayurveda and Basic Principles Veda and Ayurveda. Ayurveda as the art of living & the science of healing, Introduction to Sankhya theory and the roots of Vedic Philiosphy. The scientific principles of Ayurveda. Spirituality in daily life and the aims of life; dharma, artha, kama and moksha. The present situation of Ayurveda in India.
Seminar 2: Introduction to Ayurvedic Anatomy, physiology and Pathology. The Ayurvedic understanding of and inter-relationship of the body, mind and spirit.
Seminar 3: Preventive medicine in Ayurveda Daily routine (Dinacharya) Personal development, Seasonal routines and Constitutional analysis (Prakuti)
Seminar 4: Nutrition Conception of nutrition: Medicinal properties of spices, Ayurvedic concept of digestion, assimilation and elimination. Agni (jathara agni, bhuta agni, dhatu agni, cellular agni) and the clinical assessment of agni. Nutrition for Vata, Pitta, Kapha and the mix types.
Seminar 5: Treatment (Practical Training) Ayurvedic oil applications: Poorvakarma (Traditional Ayurveda treatments) Abhyanga, Siro dhara, Kaya seka, Pinda sweda This weekend is designed for different way of oil applications on the body and head according to the traditional practises of Kerela.
Seminar 6: Pharmacology Ayurvedic medicine preparation: Important medicinal plants, minerals and animal products in Ayurvedic medicine; Important Ayurvedic preparations, Decoctions (Kashaya), Ayurvedic oils (Thailam), Medicated Ghee (Ghrtam), Arishtams, Gudikas, Churnas, Lehyams.
Seminar 7: Diagnose The Ayurvedic concept of health and disease Overview of Ayurvedic etiology and pathogenesis: (Nidana-panchakam), the three-fold examination (Trividha pariksha), observation (darshana), tactile perception (sparshana), questioning (prashna) 10 aspects in diagnosis, including Pulse diagnosis. The eight-fold examination (Asthavidha pariksha): Marmas (Ayurvedic energy points)
Seminar 8: Treatments (Panchakarmas) The Ayurvedic approach to management of imbalance and disease: Detoxification (Pancha Karma) Vamana, Virechana, Vasti, Sirovireca, Raktamoksha. A detoxification procedure: either palliation (Shamana) or elimination (shodana), such as Panchakarma. Therapies that are (a) antagonistic to the provoked dosha or (b) antagonistic to the disease, based on the principle that opposite qualities balance. Provide rejuvenation (rasayana) for the body in general, to increase immunity, to strengthen specific organs and tissues.
Seminar 9: Specific diseases and its treatment methods.
Seminar 10: Yoga and Ayurveda Spiritual and philosophical aspects of Yoga - Yoga as daily practise The principles of Ayurveda in the practise of yoga. Students understand through personal experience the effect of Yoga has on constitutional balance and how to restore and maintain that balance.