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The art of reading the pulse

Begin to understand and practice with basic Āyurvedic pulse assessment

The Āyurvedic tradition nādīvijñānam, reading the pulse, is both a skill and and an art. It is the first and most complete of the ancient Vedic diagnostic tools and is best learned directly from an authentic master with great spiritual insight.

Vasant Lad’s lectures - combined with the opportunity to observe him using pulse assessment and to have hands-on practice with your own pulse and that of your classmates - will begin to develop your sensitivity and basic awareness of these levels - especially prakrtuti, vikruti and the organ pulses.

The course is a 2-week training program at VIOA (Vasanta Institute of Ayurveda) in India.

Āyurvedic education and clinical experience is important for getting the most that you can out of this training.

Please come to the training familiar with Dr. Lad’s Textbook of Ayurveda Volumes 1-3 and his book Secrets of the Pulse: The Ancient Art if Ayurvedic Pulse Diagnosis.


Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASC
A native of India, he served for three years as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India. He was Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine for 15 years. He holds a Bachelor’s of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAM&S) degree from the University of Pune and a Master’s of Ayurvedic Science (MASc) degree from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya. Vasant Lad’s academic and practical training include the study of Allopathy (Western medicine) and surgery as well as traditional Ayurveda. Beginning in 1979, he has traveled throughout the United States sharing his knowledge of Ayurveda. In 1984 he came to Albuquerque as Director, principal instructor and founder of The Ayurvedic Institute. The author of numerous books, Vasant Lad is respected throughout the world for his knowledge of Ayurveda. Vasant Lad has written 11 books on Ayurveda as well as hundreds of articles and other writings. With over 500,000 copies of his books in print in the US, his work has been translated into more than 20 languages.