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.
You will begin with an exploration into Vedic philosophy with special reference to the journey of consciousness into the pulse. You will then be introduced to the physics of pulse - the basic qualities and seven important characteristics that can be detected by bringing one’s full attention to the radial artery, including gati (movement), vega (rate), tāla (rhythm), bala (force), ākruti (tension and volume), tapamāna (temperature) and kāthinya (consistency of the blood vessel wall).
Conditions detected in the radial pulse can be conﬁrmed by reading the pulse at different areas of the body. Vasant Lad will discuss other anatomical areas for pulse-taking such as the abdominal, axillary, brachial, carotid, femoral, orbital, temporal, and posterior tibial/dorsalis pedis pulses, and the signiﬁcance of each.
You will then turn your attention to the seven levels of pulse taught by Vasant Lad - from prakṛti to vikruti, to the state of organs, subdoshas, dhatus (tissues); ojas, tejas, prāṇa — even the state of the mind and chakras can be detected by bringing awareness to each of these seven levels.
training at VIOA (Pune, India)
Number of participants: 13 people maximum
Start date: August 2020
Duration: 2 weeks
If a group is less than 10 people, the price is $2500 per participant.
This includes the cost of training at VIOA. You pay for flights, accommodation and food separately.