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Item Code: IDH042
Author: Dr. Subhash Ranade
Edition: 2003
Pages: 137
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.3" X 5.4"

We are happy to present this book 'concept of Physiology-Sharirakriya'-to the readers.

We are giving lectures on Ayurveda since 1981 at various Institutes in Germany, Swiss, Italy, France, Poland, Spain, Japan and at various colleges of Ayurveda in the United states.

Initially these courses were of introductory in nature. During this period, we had published books like ' Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda', 'Natural Healing Through Ayurveda.' These books were sufficient for giving the basic knowledge of Ayurveda. Now complete ayurvedic courses are being conducted at various Institutes throughout the World. Ayurveda is becoming popular and students are naturally demanding more and more books for various subjects for deeper study of Ayurveda.

We therefore felt it necessary to write this book explaining all the topics on Physiology or Sharira Kriya for the students as well for enthusiastic readers. In this book we have covered all the topics starting form the Introduction. Fundamental Principles to the description of dosha, Dhatu and mala as well as detail description of srotas - channel systems.

We have given detail description regarding digestion and metabolism as well as various aspects in comparison with science of Yoga and important topics like oja and mind.

More than 20 years ago, I have published a book on the same subject in Marathi and Hindi language and these books are standard reference books for this subject. While writing this book we have taken into consideration foreign students and have tried to explain all the subject so that it will be easy for them to understand the same.

We are therefore sure that students will be happy to get the information on all the topics and would welcome this book also.

About the Author

Dr. Subhash Ranade is one of the foremost experts on Ayurveda.

He is leading academician and physician in the field of Ayurveda. He is the author of more than 70 books on Ayurveda and Yoga. He has worked as prof. And Head, Dept. of Ayurveda. Pune University and Principle of Ashtang Ayurveda College, Pune, India. He is also Chairman, International academy of Ayurveda, Pune, India. This Institute imparts Ayurveda courses, Panchakarma and rejuvenative treatment for foreigners and Indians in Pune and Goa

Professor Subhash Ranade has given many television interviews on Ayurveda, not only in India but also in Poland, Italy and Germany as well. He has also attended many International and National seminars on Ayurveda and Yoga. He has written hundreds of articles on Ayurveda and Yoga in various magazines and newspapers.

He has honor of being visiting Professor to many institutes in the United states like aye-Seattle, American Institute of Ayurveda, San Francisco; SEVA academy Munich and Veda Klinik Charlottenhohe, Germany; Ateneo Veda Vyasa, Savona and SKA Ayurveda, Milan, Italy; School of Ayurvedic Culture, Barcelona, Spain; Body-mind health, Zurich, Swiss; Ultimate Health Center, Athens, Greece; and Foundation for health in Warszawa, Poland. His pioneering work in the field of CD ROM's like Dhanvantari and Massage have been whole-heartedly welcomed and highly appreciated by the Ayurveda world. Since 1981, he has visited and conducted hundreds of Ayurveda courses for medical practitioners in Europe, Canada, USA and Japan.

Dr. Sunanda Ranade is expert ayurvedic gynecologist and nutritionist. She is Director of International academy of Ayurveda, Pune, India and is working in the field of Ayurveda and Yoga since last 35 years. Dr. Sunanda Ranade has written hundreds of articles on Ayurveda, which have ben published not in Indian magazines and newspapers but also in Italy and Germany. She is also the author of several books on Ayurveda, which have been published in Marathi, English and Italian languages.

She is working as visiting Professor to various Institutes in united Stats like Ayu-Seattle, American Institute of Ayurveda, San Francisco; SEVA Academy Munich, Gemany; SKA Ayurveda-Milan and Ateneo Veda Vyasa-Savona, Italy.

She has conducted many courses on Gynecology, nutrition and ayurvedic massage for physicians and common people in these countries.

She has also substantially contributed for CD ROM -Dhanvantari that is the first CD on Ayurveda.

1Ayurveda-ancient science of healing1-9 No.
Origin of Ayurveda. Wholistic Ayurveda', Definition of Ayurveda, Ayu - Happy and Unhappy life, Useful and Non-Useful life 2, Tripod of Life, Aim of Ayurveda, Veda- Sarasvati culture 3, four types of Veda, Vedic teachings and symbols 4-5, Ashtang Ayurveda - Kayachikitsa, Shalyatantra, Shalakya Tantra, Kumarbhrutya, Agadatantra, Bhutavidya, Rasayana, Vajikarana 5-8, Other allied Branches, Sharira 8-9.
2Fundamental principales of Ayurveda10-14
Macrocosm-Microcosm, omni-substances 10, quantum physics 10-11, origin of great elements, comparison between universe and man 12-14.
3Dosha-Biological energy 15-28
Relation of five elements to tridosha -three energy principles 15-16, formation of doshas17, properties of tridoshas 18, functions of Vata, Pitta, Kapha 19, sub-types of Vata-Prana-Udana, Vyana-Samana, Apana 20., Sub-types of Pitta- Pachaka, Ranjaka, Alochaka, Sadhaka, Bhrajaka 21-23., Sub- types of Kapha-Avalambaka, Kledaka, Bodhaka, Shleshaka, Tarpaka 23-24. Agni-Soma concept, Concept of Vata in Yoga 27-28.
4Dhatu - Tissues29-34
Relation of Dhatu to elements 29, relation of doshas to dhatus, Formation of Shatus 30, Theory of formation of dhatus- khale-kapota nyaya, kedarakulya- nyaya, ksheera-dadhi nyaya 30-31., Characters and functions of dhatus 31-32, Dhatu Sara- Rasa Sara, Rakta Sara, Mamsa Sara, Meda Sara, Meda Sara, Asthi Sara, Majja Sara, Shukra Sara 31-34
5Mala - Waste products35-37
Definition 35, Gross mala, subtle mala-kleda 35-36, Upadhatu and Dhatu mala, Subtle essences-Prana, Ojas, tejas 36-37
6Concept of Anatomy38-42
Embryological concept, dissection of dead bodies, Description of organs 38, Measurement of body proportion 39, marmas 40 Special membranes 40-41, Yoga and Ayurveda - Concept of 3 bodies and 5 sheaths 41-42.
7Prakruti -Constitution43-65
Definition 43, Doshic, Physiological, functional constitution-43 -44 Vata, Pitta, Kapha; Dual constitution- Vata-Pitta, Pitta-Kapha, Kapha-Vata, Tridoshik Constitution 45-53; Physical constitution 53 Psychological constitution 53-58, Importance of Constitution 59, Yoga and Ayurveda, Yoga procedures for Vata, Pitta and Kapha Constitutions, Diet for Vata, Pitta and Kapha constitution 61-62., Taste, potency, post digestive effect and special potency 63-65
8Srotas- channel system66-73
Concept, 16 types of Srotas 66-68, Sharira guna -Twenty attributes 68-71, Pranavaha srotas
9Annavaha srotas, Digestion74-77
Avasthapaka -primary digestion, vipaka- post digestive effect 74, Me abolism -secondary digestion 75, Concept of Agni, types -Jatharagni, Bhutagni, Panchabhautik Agni 76-77
10Rasa (Nutrient fluid pool)78-84
Introduction, tissue channel system, metabolism 85, circulation, structure, properties 79, functions, optimum quality 80, sub, tissues, breast milk 81, menstrual discharge 82, disorders of plasma 83, Yoga and Ayurveda 84.
11Rakta (Blood)85-96
Introduction, tissue channel system, metabolism 85, circulation, pulse examination 86-93, functions 94, optimum quality, sub tissues, disorders, disorders of blood, Yoga and Ayurveda 95-96
12Mamsa (Muscle tissue)97-101
Introduction, tissue channel system, metabolism 97, structure, functions 98, optimum quality, sub tissue, disorders 99, Yoga and Ayurveda, Western exercise and Yogic exercise 101.
13Meda (Adipose tissue)102-104
Introduction, tissue channel system, metabolism 102, structure, functions, optimum quality j103, sub tissue, disorders 104,
14Asthi (Bony tissue)105-107
Introduction, tissue channel system, metabolism 105, structure, functions, optimum quality 106, sub tissue, disorders 107,
15Majja (Nerve tissue)108-113
Introduction, tissue channel system, metabolism, structure, functions, optimum quality, disorders, Yoga and Ayurveda, Shatechakras and Concept of Nadis.
16Shukra (Reproductive tissue)
Introduction, tissue channel system, metabolism, function, optimum quality, disorders.
17Manovaha srotas
Introduction, Nature of Mind, Nutrition of Mind, function of Mind, Activities of Mind, trigunas, Sattvic Individual, Rajasic Individual, Tamasic Individual, Mind and Constitution - Vata Mind, Pitta Mind, Kapha Mind.
Definition, Types, Nature, Properties, Oja and Madya, disorders- Vitiation of ojas, Low ojas- causes of low ojas, symptoms of low ojas, Measures to increase oja.
18Udakavaha srotas (Water metabolism)
Introduction, Synonyms, Nature, function, Excretion, Disorders- Deficiency of Udaka, Excess of Udaka.
19Mutravaha srotas
Introduction, Nature, Properties of urine, Functions, Disorders-Excess of urine, deficiency of urine, Shivambu treatment.
20Purishavaha srotas
Introduction, Nature, Properties of feces, Functions, Disorders-Excess, Deficiency.
22Svedavaha srotas
Introduction, Properties, Functions, Disorders - Excess, Deficiency.

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