AC102-Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara and Agni

This is a deep dive into the concepts of Ayurvedic Nutrition. In Ayurveda, we have a concept of trayopastambha-three pillars of health and wellness. These are Ahara (Diet), Nidra (Sleep) and Brahmacharya (Preserving Ojas through discipline).

As nutrition is one pillar of health and wellness, this makes our module one of the most important foundational concepts. Our job is to help students learn about foods, recipes, and nutritional principles that apply to them. In addition, students learn to apply the same principles to their clients.

In AC101, we had only lectures and no labs or internships. Now, we start cooking labs (Online), learning about kitchen spices (labs onsite or in-person), and applying these principles to our mock clients.

Ayurvedic Concept of Ahara & Agni
Course Number- AC102- 50 Hrs /18 Lessons

Synopsis: Students will be able to list the six tastes, food groups, fruits, beverages, grains that support the three doshas, and, explain the concept of agni and the effect of food on the mind.

Lesson Outline

Lesson 1 Comparison of Western and Ayurvedic concepts of Nutrition
Lesson 2 Ayurvedic MyPlate and Nutrition Label
Lesson 3 Sattva, Tamas and Rajas in Food
Lesson 4 Homeostasis: Digestive System and the GI Tract
Lesson 5 Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins & Vitamins
Lesson 6 Concept of Prana
Lesson 7 Ayurvedic Concept of Fruits, Vegetables, Legumes and Grains
Lesson 8 Shad Rasas Lesson 9 Concept of Agni, the states of Jatharagni- Tikshagni, Mandagni, and, Vishamagni.
Lesson 10 Class Lab- Anupama and Beverages
Lesson 11 Class Lab Introduction to Kitchen Herbs and Spices
Lesson 12 Class Lab-Churnas and Chutneys
Lesson 13 Concept of Ama
Lesson 14 Viruddha (Incompatible), Rasayana and Vajikarana Food groups
Lesson 15-Dietary guidelines for Vata, Pitta, and Kapha
Lesson 16-Class Lab- Ayurvedic Cooking and Recipes
Lesson 17- General Ayurvedic Diet Plans (Pathya Kalpana and Krtanna Varga)
Lesson 18-Introduction to Ayurvedic Energetics

Total Lessons: 18

Grades: 70% to Pass
Quizzes- 50% Essays
Discussions and Articles- 25%
Practicum-25%