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Introduction to Ayurveda

Course fee: $99
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Course Description

Our true nature is happiness and balance, according to Maharishi AyurVeda®. This is a compact, but a very rich course that explains in detail how the individual is composed of certain constituents named doshas, that determine one’s mind-body type. There follows an explanation of how imbalances occur in the physiology, the problems these imbalances create and how they may be eliminated and avoided in the future.

Health is the natural state of the individual, Maharishi AyurVeda declares, and this course outlines ways in which the individual, through diet, activity and other programs can move toward balance, health, and happiness.
In this six-lesson online course you will learn about:

  • Natural and preventative health approaches from Ayurveda
  • The three principles that govern the body
  • A diet to maintain balance
  • Digestion and detox
  • Exercise that is natural for us
  • Prevention of disease: a continuous program for health

Among many other valuable things, the course contains instructions for preparing herbal mixtures for use in creating and maintaining balance; and suggestions for a daily routine that promotes good health.


Paul J. Morehead, Ph.D., is an educator and practitioner of Maharishi AyurVeda. He has been teaching Transcendental Meditation for 43 years and Maharishi AyurVeda for 28 years. Teaching these technologies for health and inner development, and seeing the immediate transformation in people’s lives, is his greatest fulfillment.

Dr. Robert Keith Wallace received his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of California at Los Angeles and did his postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School. His seminal papers published in Science, the American Journal of Physiology, and Scientific American, showed that Transcendental Meditation technique, produced a fourth major state of consciousness different than waking, sleeping, or dreaming.

Lesson Titles

Lesson 1: It’s Natural To Be Healthy: Introduction to Maharishi AyurVeda

Lesson 2: The Three Principles of Intelligence that Govern the Body

Lesson 3: Diet to Maintain Balance

Lesson 4: Digestion and Detox

Lesson 5: Exercise that Is Natural for Us

Lesson 6: Prevention of Disease, a Continuous Program for Health

Free Lesson One

Lesson 1: It’s Natural To Be Healthy: Introduction to Maharishi AyurVeda

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


Are there any prerequisites to take this course?

How long are the videos available to view?
Videos are available to view for at least one year after signing up.

Where can I contact the organizer of this event with any questions?
Please email the Office of Continuing Education at Or you can call 641-919-0045 during office hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Central Time).

What is the refund policy?
We offer full refunds to anyone who requests them before starting Lesson Three.


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