Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of health and well-being in the world today with its roots dating back around 5000 years to Vedic India. Still, to this day, it is estimated that up to 80% of people in the Indian sub-continent have used some form of Ayurvedic treatment.
Additionally, Ayurveda has gained enormous popularity throughout the western world during the past 20 years and is currently experiencing a huge rise in interest in the UK also, as a serious competitor to allopathic/conventional medicine.
Ayurveda courses are available for alternative and holistic health practitioners as well as individuals with no previous or relevant experience. There are lots of people who have done the likes of a masters of science in nursing online and then decide to do a course like Ayurveda to broaden their perspective.
Whether you are new to the world of complementary medicine, or you have an existing practice as an alternative therapist or medical practitioner, taking one of the available courses in Ayurveda is recommended. This will enable you to apply Ayurvedic principles on a daily basis, which can dramatically improve the well-being of your patients/clients.
Ayurveda courses take a holistic approach to medicine, concentrating on the health and well-being of the individual by focusing on preventative medicine through the balance of mind, body, and spirit.
According to Ayurveda, each individual is made up of three functional elements called Tridoshas. The three doshas are Vata, Pitha, and Kapha, and together they constitute the functional entity of the human being, with each individual having a unique combination and mixture of the three doshas. A Diploma course in Ayurveda will teach students how to identify these functional elements so that they can identify the dosha that needs to be re-balanced.
Ayurveda training courses don’t only focus on identifying the doshas, but they teach you how to restore balance through diet, regimen and lifestyle changes. This could be through a combination of breathing exercises, meditation, herbal treatment, diet changes, massage, and yoga, for example.
There are many health benefits associated with Ayurveda, which you can pass onto your clients. This includes minimising inflammation, hormonal balance, lowering stress, reducing systems of illness and disease, helping with insomnia, regulating bloating, and cleansing the body.
As you can see, there are lots of benefits associated with Ayurveda, and one benefit we haven’t touched on yet is weight loss and maintenance. These courses teach the importance of eating a natural and healthy diet that is suited to the individual’s unique constitution. This approach has proven to be a key driver in dramatic weight loss where required, and there are lots of accounts online whereby people have followed an Ayurveda diet and witnessed incredible results. Through acquiring the knowledge of “balance,” you will discover that when this is achieved, the body’s hormones also become balanced, resulting in pain-free and regular menstrual cycles and healthier pregnancies.
In Ayurveda, the principle way of clearing toxins from the body is through the use of Panchakarma, purification treatments that literally translate as “Five Actions”. This process rids the body of undigested food and toxins that interfere with optimal body function. Techniques such as purgation and emesis are used to rid the body of these unwanted elements.
Ayurveda is a broad topic, and the best courses have an extensive scope that covers theory as well as practice.