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Introduction to Natural Healthcare- (Ayurvedic Medicine)

Ayurveda 4All - College of Ayurveda UK

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Introduction to Natural Healthcare (Ayurvedic Medicine) How to keep healthy naturally - regain health. Course Outcomes: ?To empower course participants to take control of and improve their health, through exercise, diet, nutrition and lifestyle modifications. ?Instruction is given in practical procedures for reducing stress and gaining control of pressure points in one?s life, which will include relaxation tools and instruction in massage techniques. ?For those interested in Complementary therapies and Ayurvedic medicine this 18 session course will give practical tools and procedures which may be implemented in daily life and an overview of this area. ?For those with an interest in Herbalism this will serve as an introduction to the medicinal affects of herbs and how everyday foods can be used for their medicinal properties to treat common complaints. ?For those interested in Dietetics it will give new insight into food and digestion dynamics and how to prevent common complaints such as bloating or acid reflux and improve overall immunity. ?For Trained Therapists this course will give insights into how they may implement some aspects into their own professional practice depending upon their professional insurance. Training in some massage techniques, use of specialised oils and marma therapy is also included. Upon successful completion of attendance, written papers and appropriate fee, trained therapists will be eligible for a Certificate of Attendance issued by the College of Ayurveda (UK) which will count towards 50hrs of Continuing Professional Development. Course duration Three blocks of six sessions each starting Monday 27 September, 2010 ? 25th May 2011 or 9 weekend daytime sessions spaced throughout the academic year. Please note that it may be possible to join an odd session via Skype from the comfort of your own home or when away. Materials used during the course: Printed materials will be provided by way of information sheets. You will need your own writing materials and workbooks. Students will be given information on special Ayurvedic herbs, spices and traditional preparations which are available in the UK through selected approved suppliers1. Students may wish to purchase oils or preparations for their own use, but this is entirely optional. Course Structure The course is taught in three block sessions, each block, two hours per week over six or seven weeks or three Sundaydays daytime sessions each term . Block A: Session 1 - 6 Monday evenings 6 - 8pm in Glasgow's West End, starting Monday September 27th - Nov 15th 2010 or 10.30am - 4pm Sundays 3rd and 24th October and 14th November 2010. Theme: Developing the Rishi (or knower) quality of consciousness in the student, ?know that by which all else is known?. Knowledge: The Ayurvedic system of medicine, its Vedic history, philosophies, main classic texts, and view of health. An introduction to the basic principles and terminology Purusha, Pakriti, Sattva, Rajas and Tamas, the Panchmahbhutas, and Vata (movement), Pitta (transformation or metabolism) and Kapha (structure), as well as gaining an understanding the basic structure of our physiology, dhatus shrotas, malas and our own individual prakriti (mindbody type) and vikruti, or our individual imbalances. Skills: Learning self referral techniques, such as a very basic method to enable the student to settle down and experience their least excited state of their consciousness, learning to take the basic Ayurvedic pulse, ?nadi vigyan? in order to develop some insight into their own natures, and learning self referral skill in order to distinguish their own level of hunger. Structure of each session: Introduction to the course and course leader and other participants. Practice of techniques learnt so far and discussion about how these have progressed at home discovering how these basic principles of Vata Pitta and Kapha can operate not only in our environment but more specifically in our body. This is followed by a kn

Introduction to Natural Healthcare (Ayurvedic Medicine) How to keep healthy naturally - regain health. Course Outcomes: ?To empower course participants to take control of and improve their health, through exercise, diet, nutrition and lifestyle modifications. ?Instruction is given in practical procedures for reducing stress and gaining control of pressure points in one?s life, which will include...

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