Anyone who is interested in learning fundamentals of Ayurveda and application of those fundamentals to live a happy and healthy life. A major emphasis is placed on Nutrition and life style modification. The course is also highly recommended to those who are planning to learn Ayurveda and become a qualified practitioner. Some credit may be claimed against a similar unit offered by AIHFE in the Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda course.
The learners will be exposed to the Ayurveda principles of Nutrition and dietetics. Different types of Agni (fire) , physiology of digestion based on Ayurveda principles, twenty qualities of food and herbs, diet according to individual make up , benefits of some Ayurvedic herbs and spices, recommended food according to the season, recommended Ayurveda life style and Nutrition for certain conditions.
Program Content and Outcomes
This unit covers – The following major principles of Ayurveda – Agni (Fire) and its 40 types; Prapaka and Vipaka digestive processes; Basic principles of dietetics; Shadrasas (6 primary tastes); diets according to the doshas; Sattva, Rajas and Tamasic foods; Viruddha ahara (Incompatible foods); Guna (Qualities of food); Virya (Potency of food); Vipaka (End taste of digestion); Prabhava (Unique effect of food) concepts / theories will be covered. Basic dietary principles in relation to Daily regimen (Dinacharya), seasonal regimen (Rtucharya); Ayurvedic food classifications, categories and composition of foods will be discussed. Introduction to some herbal combinations for use in daily life will be discussed. Applying the various principles and establishing a personal health strategy will be implemented. Various features of herbs and spices used in Ayurvedic lifestyle consultation and their wellbeing benefits will be discussed. Establishing prakruthi, vikruthi, health and lifestyle information and basic nutritional advice will be discussed.
This unit is offered as a single module.
Meet the facilitator
Roopa is an Ayurveda practitioner graduated from Mangalore university in India and has been practicing in India, Singapore and in Australia since. She has over 20 years of experience as an Ayurveda practitioner and over 15 years’ experience as a lecturer/teacher in Ayurveda. Roopa’s infectious passion for Ayurveda has inspired many students both in Australia and overseas. She has been instrumental in developing, coordinating and delivery of Ayurveda units in Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda qualification at the AIHM/AIHFE.
This unit is delivered online so that the learners can complete the course at a time that suit them the best from any destination as long as they have a computer and an intent access. The learners are provided with over 50 hours of lectures and tutorials delivered over 10 weeks period that are recorded during the virtual classroom environment. Some reading materials and power points to supplement each lecture is provided.
Recommended text: : Mandatory Textbook of Ayurveda Volume I & II – Dr. Vasant Lad
Ayurvedic Healing – Dr David Frawley
Life of Balance – By Maya Tiwari
The Yoga of Herbs – Dr David Frawley & Dr Vasant Lad
Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-healing – Dr Vasant Lad & Usha Lad