Traditional Indian health maintenance
Essential Āyurvedic practice through its sources

  • CG2.
  • This course introduces the basic routines for healthy living prescribed in the ancient Indian science of {A}yurveda. Selected verses from the chapters concerning healthy habits and ideal daily routines provide the textual basis for practices taught. Practical instruction in the conduct of daily routines is provided with demonstrations.
  • Instructors: Peter M. Scharf, Ph.D., Tanuja P. Ajotikar, Ph.D., and Shankar P. Adluri, M.D., D.N.B., M.Phil..
  • Schedule: 10 April–12 June 2021.
  • Course meeting times: Saturday 9:30-10:30am U.S. Central Time.
  • Course fee: $500.
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Lecture Topic
1 {A}yurveda: the science of life. Understaning one's constitution as the foundation of health: prakfti and vikfti.
2 Aligning one's routines of daily living with nature to promote balance in the physiology: dinacaryA and ftucaryA.
3 Promoting balance in mind and body by settling one's awareness and bringing deep rest to the physiology through daily meditation: DyAna.
4 Bringing relaxation and flexibility to the nervous system and physiology through yoga Asanas.
5 Nourishing and balancing the physiology through daily oil massage: aByaNga
6 The importance of regular exercise: sUryanamaskAra.
7 Promoting oral health through gaRqUza.
8 Promoting nasal and respiratory health through nasya.
9 Food is medicine: balancing the physiology with suitable diet.
10 Prevention of disease through hygenic behavior.