COURSE 04: HIAAYU4 – Determining Body Type (prakruti)

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Diploma of Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation HLT52615

Total number of units – 18

  1. HLTAYV001 Develop Ayurvedic practice
  2. HLTAYV002 Make Ayurvedic lifestyle assessments
  3. HLTAYV003 Provide Ayurvedic bodywork therapies
  4. HLTAYV004 Provide Ayurvedic lifestyle advice
  5. HLTAYV005 Provide advice on Ayurvedic nutrition
  6. HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status
  7. HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety
  8. HLTINF004 Manage the prevention and control of infection
  9. CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  10. CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships
  11. CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  12. BSBSMB404 Undertake small business planning
  13. CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  14. CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  15. CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  16. CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
  17. CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  18. HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid


You will be required to attend the HIA Gold Coast campus on 4 occasions, to complete your practical training, which includes; Abhyanga, Kati basti, Shirodhara and conducting Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultations.

  1. Three-day practical training – Abhyanga (massage). Gold Coast campus
  2. Three-day practical training – Kati basti and Shirodhara. Gold Coast campus
  3. Seven-day retreat – Nirvana Wellbeing retreat. Gold Coast
  4. Seven-day practicum – Ayurvedic consultations / treatments / assessment. Gold Coast campus

Course 4 – HIAAYU4

Determining Constitution (prakruti)

Table of Contents

LESSON 4.1              Constitution (prakruti)
Topic 4.1.1                  Prakruti Siddhanta
Topic 4.1.2                  Determing individual constitution  (Prakruti parikshana)
Topic 4.1.3                  Vata prakruti
Topic 4.1.4                  Pitta prakruti
Topic 4.1.5                  Kapha prakruti
Topic 4.1.6                  Prakruti Analysis Table

LESSON 4.2              Anatomical Characteristics
Topic 4.2.1                  Body weight and frame
Topic 4.2.2                  Skin
Topic 4.2.3                  Hair
Topic 4.2.4                  Facial characteristics
Topic 4.2.5                  Eyes
Topic 4.2.6                  Nose
Topic 4.2.7                  Lips, mouth and gums
Topic 4.2.8                  Tongue and teeth
Topic 4.2.9                  Veins and tendons
Topic 4.2.10                Nails

LESSON 4.3              Physiological Characteristics
Topic 4.3.1                  Movement
Topic 4.3.2                  Pulse
Topic 4.3.3                  Voice and Speech
Topic 4.3.4                  Appetite, thirst and digestive power
Topic 4.3.5                  Feces
Topic 4.3.6                  Urine
Topic 4.3.7                  Sleep and Dreams
Topic 4.3.8                  Sex and Menstruation
Topic 4.3.9                 Physical strength

LESSON 4.4              Mental Characteristics
Topic 4.4.1                  Emotions
Topic 4.4.2                  Relationships
Topic 4.4.3                  Intellect, concentration and memory

LESSON 4.5              Behavioural Characteristics
Topic 4.5.1                  Climate preference
Topic 4.5.2                  Adventure, likes and desires
Topic 4.5.3                  Financial status
Topic 4.5.4                  Time management, organisation and completion skills

LESSON 4.6              Examination
Topic 4.6.1                  Three-fold examination – tri vidha pariksha
Topic 4.6.2                  Eightfold examination – ashta vidha pariksha
Topic 4.6.3                  Ten-fold examination – dasha vidha pariksha

LESSON 4.7              Determine your Prakruti  (PDF form)

Topic 4.7.1                    Prakruti Analysis Table
Topic 4.7.2                   Understanding your body type


LESSON 4.8              Assessment
Topic 4.8.1                    Audio Lecture 4 – Dr Swapnil BAMS
Topic 4.8.2                   Audio Lecture 3 – Dr Shilpi BAMS
Topic 4.8.3                  Assignment
Topic 4.8.4                 Exam


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