Within the art and science of ayurveda, samprapti is one of the five barometers for knowing disease. It is the investigation of the origin and development of a condition. We will refer to ancient ayurvedic text to not only define disease but also health.

We will learn what ayurveda conceives to be the four basic aspects of life and the three healthy qualities of the mind. You will be introduced to the seven dhatus (bodily tissues) and three primary gunas (sattva, rajas, and tamas).

You will study the six stages of disease and how they relate to the doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha. We will discuss the different causes of disease, and the four areas in which to promote balance. General therapies, lifestyle choices, and food recommendations for various imbalance/ailments will be presented.

Fundamental knowledge of ayurveda is highly recommended.