Chikitsa

– Week 8 –

This lesson and the next we will be discussing therapeutic approaches using the broad categories of langhana (lightening) and brihmana (building) and how to apply them.  We will review shamana and introduce the concept of shodhana in more depth and apply these principles to general management of dosha disorders.

Objectives for the current week’s lesson:

Define and understand how to implement Santarpana/ Brihmana and Apartarpana/ Langhana
approaches.
– Understanding, classifying and modifying chikitsa for this purpose

Review and discuss the concepts of shamana and shodhana
– Understanding, classifying and modifying chikitsa for this purpose

Consolidate our approach to doshic management

    Preliminary Reading:

    Read Textbook of Ayurveda Vol.

    Ch. 1 pp. 25-27, Santarpana and Apartarpana

    Ch.7 pp. 157-165, Introduction to Shodhana (skim over)

    Ch. 14 pp. 425- 448, General management of doshas (Sama/Nirama) (* begin to read as we will continue into next class)

    Ch. 7 pp. 179-188,  Svedana (optional)

    Worksheet

      Lesson Recording:

      Homework/Challenge:

       

      Self-care assignment:
      Assess your normal self-care routine and see which practices fall into the langhana spectrum.  Journal
      about whether they are appropriate to the season or how to modify them to your vikruti.

      Forum post:
      Access the forum and answer 1 new student question about basic Ayurveda and perhaps in reference to common herbs and diet.  Please copy/paste the question and your answer and submit to our homework via email.

       

      Next week’s preliminary reading + worksheet

      Textbook of Ayurveda Vol.3,

       Ch.13, pg. 407-420: Introduction to rasayana (*skim over)

       Ch. 14, pg. 425- 448: General management of doshas (Sama/ Nirama) (* finish reading)

       Ch. 7, pg. 165-179, 188-189: Snehana (*optional)

      Worksheet

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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