AYURVEDA COURSE

Welcome to the world of Ayurveda. This course has been created by Ayurveda doctors and wellness experts to give you first a theoretical, and then a practical understanding of Ayurveda.

Start with chapter 0, which has a detailed outline of what you will learn. Use this to make your way through to the end of the course.

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| Jul 24 |

Course Outline: Starting Your Ayurveda Course

Welcome to Ayurveda Learning with Mekosha Ayurveda. We are ever so happy to be a part of your Ayurvedic journey. This course has been created for those who want to understand Ayurvedic Theories & Practical Applications from experts in the field of Ayurveda. Our panel of doctors and experts, that have contributed to make this […]

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CHAPTER 1: INTRO TO AYURVEDA

1.1 What is Ayurveda? The term ‘Ayurveda’ must have crossed your path at least once in life. It is a Sanskrit word, which can be broken into the words Ayur, meaning life, and Veda, meaning science, literally translating to mean ‘the science of life’. This 5,000 year old tradition was passed on from masters to […]

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CHAPTER 2: ELEMENTS OF THE UNIVERSE

2.1: Panchamahabhuta Siddhanta (The 5 Elements of the Universe) 2.1.1: Ether or Akasha “Akasha” in Sanskrit means all-enclosing, omnipresent or all-pervasive. Ether is the space or area within which all objects in the universe exist. It is one of the subtlest items in the universe with mystical qualities. The manifestation of ether and energy is […]

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CHAPTER 3: THE 3 DOSHAS & 20 TATTVAS

3.1 Tridosha Siddhanta Your dosha is essential to your bodily composition. Twentieth century literature suggests the “Three-Dosha Theory“, which talks about how different times of the day, dietary habits, and seasons can influence these doshas. According to Ayurveda, health exists when there is a balance between the three fundamental elements or doshas – Vata, Pitta, […]

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CHAPTER 4: ATTRIBUTES OF THE UNIVERSE: THE GUNAS

4.1 What is a Guna? THE SANSKRIT WORD GUNA IS TRANSLATED AS “QUALITY, PECULIARITY, ATTRIBUTE, OR TENDENCY. The term guna is an element, or tattva of reality that can affect our psychological and emotional condition. These originated through Sankhya philosophy which saw gunas as an essential component of the universe. They continue to hold importance […]

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CHAPTER 5: THE 5 KOSHAS

5.1 Defining Koshas THE SANSKRIT TERM ‘KOSHA’ MEANS ‘SHEATH’. AYURVEDIC PHILOSOPHY TERMS IT AS THE ATMAN OR SELF. THE 5 KOSHAS IN THE BODY ARE SIMILAR TO LAYERS OF AN ONION. As you move from the outer layers to the inner layers, you get deeper into the core of self being. You eventually discover that […]

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CHAPTER 6: THE DHATUS

6.1 What is Dhatu? DHATU, A SANSKRIT WORD, REFERS TO THE SEVEN BUILDING BLOCKS OF THE PHYSICAL BODY. THE SEVEN DHATUS IN THE BODY ARE COLLECTIVELY KNOWN AS SAPTADHATU. Dhatus are a layer or stratum associated with the tissues of the body. They actively support the structure of the body and its functioning aids in […]

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CHAPTER 7: THE 6 RASAS OR TASTES AND YOUR HEALTH

7.1: Role and Impact of Taste The action of tasting your food can significantly impact your body. The Sanskrit word for taste, Rasa, has a number of potent meanings. Some of the most common ones are experience, enthusiasm, juice, plasma and essence. These diverse meanings give a hint of the significance of taste within Ayurvedic […]

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CHAPTER 8: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER – SUMMARY

शरीरेन्द्रिय सत्वात्मा संयोगो। – चरक संहिता १।४२śarīrendriya satvātmā saṃyogo।1.42 Meaning: The union of Shareera (body), Indriya (sense organs), Satva (mind) and Atma (soul). Chapters 1-7 have introduced you the foundational frameworks of Ayurveda. These include the aims and philosophy of the field, elements of the universe, and then then internal bodily concepts of the doshas, […]

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