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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Ashtanga Hridayam: a special learning tool

The Ashtanga Hridayam is in fact so logically built up – as a complete textbook of Ayurveda – that even today it can serve perfectly as a teaching and learning tool for a modern day Ayurveda student who also wants to apply this knowledge in the present world and life. Nevertheless, all the ancient texts themselves say that an experienced teacher is necessary to explain the texts, and that without this it is not possible to get to the core of those teachings. This fits into the old Gurukula tradition of teacher and disciple, where the teacher is actively involved in helping the students to evolve through all the stages of learning these intricate vedic sciences such as Yoga, Ayurveda, etcetera. The Ashtanga Hridayam is built up in such a way that it helps understanding the crucial order in approaching many aspects of life, as well as of clinical matters. Dr. Vijith and Dr. Vidya are fully experienced in working with this text in this beautiful way, which is a very unique asset. They teach from the Ashtanga Hridayam in full congruence with this principle and this makes the learning experience deep and effective, also on a personal development level – both as an individual as well as a (future) clinician.

Read more on our 3-week Video Class Ashtanga Hridayam Retreat in India - January 2013:

Students at SreeKrishna Clinic for internship and Dr. Vijith explaining leech therapy

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