The Vedas are the most ancient texts of wisdom that have been miraculously and largely preserved in their original form. The scriptures were maintained in their original language and the essence was not lost in translation.
The Ashtanga Hridayam is one of the foundational Vedic texts of Ayurveda, and perhaps the most comprehensive, as its author Vagbhata (AD 550-600), sought to compile the wisdom of the older texts (Samhitas) in Ayurveda that came before it.
In the last 100 years, translations and commentaries on the original scriptures have allowed the world to get a glimpse into Ayurveda. While this is great, some of the original principles are lost in the myriad practices and prescriptions.
Studying the scriptures is highly recommended in order to deepen one's understanding of Ayurveda. The scriptures offer the most refined teachings, and out of the three main Samhitas, Ashtanga Hridayam is the most relevant to our times.
This 6-week Ashtanga Hridayam course is Part 1 in a series. In Part 1 we will dive into the most fundamental chapters of the texts, a lens through which a lot of the popular Ayurvedic information available online today can be evaluated.
This guided study will give you confidence. With the knowledge of the scriptures, a practitioner is able to practice with a stronger philosophical foundation and can refer back to the scriptures when faced with conflicting information.
This course is ideal for students and practitioners that already have a basic understanding of Ayurveda and seek to deepen their study.
Ayushkamiya - The Desire for Longevity
Dinacharya - The Daily Regimen
Rutucharya - The Seasonal Regimen
Doshadi Vijnana - Science of the Doshas
Doshabhediya - Classification of Doshas
Lectures will be held via live-stream on Zoom (and recorded).
Recordings will be available for streaming 24/7 in our classroom. You’ll retain access to the classroom after the course is over so you may refer back to the videos for continued study.
Live Lecture Schedule:
Friday, October 2 @ 1-4PM
Friday, October 9 @ 1-4PM
Friday, October 16 @ 1-4PM
Friday, October 23 @ 1-4PM
Friday, October 30 @ 1-4PM
Friday, November 6 @ 1-4PM
Times ares listed in Eastern US Time.
Your course fees include a PDF version of the Ashtanga Hridayam sutras without commentary.
We highly recommend buying a hard copy of the text with commentary in English as well (the sutras in these texts are not translated). The following English-language texts are recommended:
Raised in Mumbai by my grandfather who was an Ayurvedic Healer, the principles of Ayurveda are deeply etched into my psyche. They have become and intuitive and natural part of my lifestyle. I started studying some of the Eastern Shashtras at a young age and have continued to study Ayurveda formally from the ancient texts of Carak Samhita and Ashtang Hrudayam at Shubham Ayurveda. Having developed a deep understanding of the authentic principles, I seek to apply them to our modern day lifestyle, food and diseases.