TBA - Introduction to Ayurvedic Assessment Tools


5 - 9 p.m.
with Heidi

Did you know that your tongue can reveal information about the state of your digestion? That your pulse can reveal the health of your liver, heart, lungs and kidneys? Or that urine can be used as an indicator of prognosis? This class introduces you to Ayurveda’s sophisticated system of the ashtavidha pariksha: the eight limbs of clinical assessment – nadi (pulse diagnosis), mutra (urine examination), mula (questioning a person about elimination), jihva (examination of the tongue), shabdha (listening to bodily and vocal sounds), sparsha (touch), drig (examination of the eyes) and akruti (overall appearance and gait including nail analysis).

Pulse reading has been an integral part of traditional approaches to medicine for thousands of years. Imbalances and potential disease can be detected in their early stages, giving you the opportunity to correct them before they affect the quality of your life. Get in touch with what is going on in the deepest layers of your being.

During this class you will learn the basics of pulse reading, urine and elimination examination, and tongue and nail diagnosis. Learn how to place your fingers on the pulse, determine a balanced and imbalanced pulse, feel, identify, and record the qualities of Vata, Pitta and Kapha in the pulse, detect digestive issues, and discover the health of your organs.

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