Nutrition 3 | Ayurvedic Energetics & Constitutions
Develop the ability to recognize various energetic constitutions and imbalances in order to prevent and offer nutritional choices, using Ayurvedic, TCM, and Iridology principles.
Meet your course instructor
Sarada Pranav Jagannath | AWP, CPSY
Sarada is an Ayurvedic wellness practitioner, a counselling psychologist, and a certified yoga teacher. She has 17 years of experience teaching yoga and Ayurveda wellness in India, the USA, and Canada. She grew up in India and has been drawn to yoga and Ayurveda since her childhood as she was inspired by her grandfather, an Ayurvedic doctor. This physical and spiritual practice has been woven in throughout her life ever since. She has learned many different styles from multiple teachers. She believes yoga and Ayurveda are great instruments of union, balance, and joy and her passion is to teach Ayurveda as a way of life.
This course will introduce the energetic Ayurvedic model of medicine. You will learn about the history of Ayurveda, key terms and theories, the tridoshas and gunas, how to recognize one’s constitutional dosha, how to make lifestyle suggestions for dosha imbalances, and how to use foods to balance.
At the end of this course, you’ll watch a complete patient assessment to see an example of an informal intake, including an assessment and the offering of nutritional recommendations.
By the end of this course, you will feel confident in assessing doshas and tendencies and applying Ayurvedic energetics concepts to support loved ones.
Section I | Introduction to Ayurveda
2. Origin & background
3. Panchamahabhutas: the five great elements
4. Troidoshas: three organizations
5. Gunas: qualities of the five great elements
6. Prakruit & vikruti
Section II | Constitutional types: trishodas
7. Vata dosha: Air & Space
8. Pitta dosha: Fire & Water
9. Kapha dosha: Water & Earth
Section III | Tissues & digestion
10. Sapta dhatus: seven tissues
11. Agni, Ama and their functions
Section IV | Approaching & modifying diets
12. Rational approach therapy
13. Dinacharya: daily routines
15. The six tastes and their effects on doshas
16. Virudhahara: incompatible foods
17. The life cycle
Section V | Examination & assessment
18. Understanding imbalances
19. Dosha assessment
20. Conclusion & course summary