Ayurveda Training Courses

Ayurveda Training Courses: What Are The Different Ayurvedic Texts?

Ayurveda training courses can be taken to gain an education in Ayurvedic knowledge through online learning programs. But given that Ayurvedic knowledge transcends time by consisting of texts that are thousands of years old, it can be hard to know where to begin your journey of knowledge without assistance.

Don't worry – you're not alone! Many people can feel overwhelmed when taking in all of the different information in relation to Ayurveda and this is because the knowledge stems back thousands of years and since then, many have passed down the teachings via written and oral teachings that can often be confusing to the student. The ancient Indian system of medicine that is Ayurveda is considered to have originated with the Gods, where, as earthly misery and disease was increasing, people gathered and sent an ancient saint, ‘Daksha Prajapathi ’, to Lord Brahma, the primordial creator of the Universe, to study Ayurveda courses and relieve the people of their miseries and suffering. Brahma, the original propounder, though not the creator, of Ayurveda, used divine power to memorise Ayurveda and pass the knowledge on to Daksha Prajapathi, from whom it was passed to the Ashwini brothers, who it is said are divine physicians residing in heaven. The brothers’ healing abilities were described in the Rig Veda, which tells us that Ayurvedic treatments pre-dated the Vedas. From the Ashwinis the knowledge was passed to ‘Indra’, the leader of the Gods, who in turn passed it on to his disciples: ‘Aterya’, ‘Bharadwaja’, ‘Kashyapa’ and ‘Dhanwantari’. The four disciples all wrote treatises on Ayurveda, most of which have been lost, although their own students wrote many books, with amendments, deletions and additions, which have been preserved. The School of Ayurveda founded by Atreya and Bharadwaja specialised in internal medicines; Kashyapa specialised in paediatrics, and Dhanwantari in surgery. Ancient Indian surgery was extraordinarily advanced, and texts from this era include descriptions of Ceasarean section and plastic surgery. Ayurveda describes the importance of diet, hygiene, surgical training and the need for a cohesive relationship between physicians, nurses, and patients. Not only does it have great historical importance for India and healthcare training worldwide, many have benefited mentally, emotionally, spirituality and physically from its teachings.

To learn more about these great ancient texts enrol in one of our Ayurveda training courses today. G I V E - Gaia Institute of Vedic Education has created a three-month, online diploma – as well as other Vedic related training courses. To book your place on our training Ayurveda courses, please go to http://vedic.institute, call G I V E on 02921680150 or email office@vedic.institute.