The Art of The Pulse

Welcome to the fascinating world of the pulse!

Learn the seven levels of the pulse – from the organs and tissues to the chakras and inherent qualities of the mind. In this course, you will not only learn proper technique but understand how to interpret this wisdom at the tips of your fingers.

What you get in this course:

  • 12+ hours of recorded content
  • Additional video and handout materials for supported learning
  • 5 bonus Q&A sessions with Senior Ayurvedic Practitioner Mitesh Raichada
  • Course completion certificate

This ancient Ayurvedic technique of reading pulse has been used by Vaidya’s for thousands of years to gain meaningful insights into their patient’s physiological and mental states that extend far beyond just heart rate and rhythm.

Guided by world-renowned Ayurvedic physician and author, Vasant Lad (BAM&S, MASc.) and lead by senior faculty from The Ayurvedic Institute, Sneha & Mitesh Raichada, you will come to understand the deep spiritual and philosophical roots of the pulse in Ayurvedic practice while also honing your own practical pulse reading skills and knowledge.

Dive deep into the secrets of the pulse, where you will discover how to read your own pulse and learn to assess the many aspects of your subtle and physical being, such as the organ systems, chakras, and states of mind. In time this skill can then be applied while serving within your own community or practice.

Lesson Plan

Join Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc., Sneha Raichada, MPT, CAP, E-RYT-200, and Mitesh Raichada, CAP, in this learn-on-demand recorded course as they teach the small nuances around feeling, reading and gathering information through the subtle language of the pulse!

Introduction to Pulse and Building Sensitivity

Begin your pulse-taking journey by learning multiple strategies to increase sensitivity in your fingertips and enhance your subtle awareness. You will also gain an understanding of the basic characteristics of pulse, from rate and rhythm to force and form. This foundation will serve you for the duration of the immersion and your lifelong journey with pulse.

Technique - Prakruti, Vikruti

Dive into techniques for pulse-taking, from hand and finger placement to the optimal times of day. Learn the doshic association with each finger and each part of the finger, which prepares you for the concepts of Prakruti, doshic constitution, and Vikruti, doshic imbalance or the current state of the doshas.

Feeling the Organs

This is the week where you will learn the location of the 12 organs at the first and seventh levels of the pulse. You will begin to hone your skill of questioning to provide confirmation or clarification of what you’re feeling, which will serve you over the course of your pulse-taking journey.

The Dhatus

Learn the seven dhatus or tissues of the body, their function, and their location at the 5th level of the pulse. This pulse greatly deepens one’s Ayurvedic understanding of the body, the process of dis-ease, and how it may move from one tissue into the next.

The Subdoshas

We explore the 15 subdoshas, 5 each for Vata, Pitta and Kapha. This pulse will additionally build upon one’s understanding of the dhatus and organs in relation to the doshas and help piece together the story of one’s health through the pulse.

Ojas, Tejas & Prana

Learn about the fine essences of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha - in Ojas, Tejas and Prana. This level of the pulse illustrates how our physical, mental and emotional states affect not only our immunity but also communication, intelligence, and awareness at the cellular level.

Manas Prakruti, Vikruti & the Chakras

We will cover the most advanced levels of the pulse: our inherent mental constitution, or Manas Prakruti, and our current states of mind, Manas Vikruti, which are expressed in relation to eight deities and their personalities. Learn the physical, mental and emotional significance of each chakra and the implications if a chakra is “blocked."

Study the Art of the Pulse

12+ hours of recorded content

Additional video and handout materials for supported learning

5 one-hour bonus Q&A Sessions with Mitesh Raichada

Course completion certificate

Cost: $899

Meet your instructors

Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc

AyurPrana Co-Founder and Founder of The Ayurvedic Institute

Sneha Raichada, MPT, CAP, E-RYT-200

AyurPrana Co-Founder and Founder of The Ayurvedic Institute

Mitesh Raichada, CAP

AyurPrana Founder and Senior Faculty at The Ayurvedic Institute
AyurPrana Medical Director

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an AyurPrana Recorded Immersive Course?

Our study-on-demand courses deliver a virtual experience aimed at fostering transformation. We offer highly-produced recorded content from our esteemed and captivating speakers, practitioners, and teachers - that allows you to study at your own pace! We support your learning with live Q&A sessions with our Ayurvedic Practitioners so you can get answers to your questions. We make the content easily available for you, so you can keep learning whether you are in the comfort of your home, at your favorite coffee shop, or on the beach.

Can I ask the instructor questions?

We have 5 one-hour Q&A sessions with Mitesh Raichada, Senior Ayurvedic Practitioner, to answer any questions you may have on the recorded content. Once you have completed the on-demand course, you are eligible to attend the additional in person training in Asheville, NC. There, you will get to spend 13 hours in class with Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, with daily group sessions with accredited Ayurvedic practitioners and faculty from The Ayurvedic Institute, where you can assimilate what you are exploring and gain clarity on any topics shared in the training.

I’m totally new to Ayurveda. Is this going to make sense to me?

We do recommend a basic knowledge of Ayurveda for this online course. An understanding of terms like Doshas, Vikruti, Prakruti, Dhatus, Ojas, Tejas, Prana, will ensure you are able to follow along without interupting your own learning.

We will provide you with an introductory video on the concept of the five elements and the three doshas, which are foundational to understanding the first and seventh levels of the pulse that we will explore in Session 1. We are there to support you through our online community with any questions you have.

You will also have unlimited access to all of this material, so please revisit as much as you need to. Each visit will provide another layer of depth to your growing understanding!

Access to the in-person training is limited to those who have completed the AyurPrana Art of The Pulse online live training or The Secrets of The Pulse. You can also attend this training if you are a graduate of the ASP2 program at the Ayurvedic Institute or have taken one of the week-long Pulse Reading summer intensives hosted by The Ayurvedic Institute and taught by Vasant Lad, covering all 7 layers of the pulse.

You will need to present your certificate in person, and If you do not qualify we will not be able to let you attend the training so please be sure before you purchase.


I’ve tried learning pulse before but I wasn’t able to feel anything or understand what I was feeling. How can I know if this course will be different?

This is a common obstacle for many of us as we dive into pulse. You are not alone! We are simply not accustomed to this level of sensitivity in our fingers, but we can cultivate this awareness with dedicated, practice. We will have a full session on technique and different methods to enhance your sensitivity - and you can ask questions in our online community to troubleshoot your interpretation and technique!

Learning the art of the pulse is a life-long journey of discovery! The more you work with these techniques the more you begin to sense. Practicing and studying in a group, with the guidance of our instructors and the insights of Vasant Lad, can leapfrog you forward. A simple suggestion from Vaidya Lad can open up our experience and offer spaces to explore beyond that which we could have discovered on our own.

Trust us, it will come!

Is it possible to learn pulse virtually without someone to guide me in person?

There are absolutely benefits to studying pulse in person, where someone can physically guide your hand and sequentially confirm if what you’re feeling is accurate. Vasant Lad has effectively taught pulse over Zoom before, however, and with great success. The virtual setting also encourages participants to practice, practice, practice, and above all trust what they are feeling and their intuition, which is one of the greatest and most important skills to have in this art and science.

I’ve already studied pulse before with Vasant Lad in person or have taken Vasant Lad’s previous Secrets of the Pulse webinar series. How is this series different?

That’s amazing that you’ve already delved into the ocean of pulse!

The content will be similar to the previous webinar series and Vasant Lad’s teachings. This immersion format, however, focuses on coaching through the videos and support provided in the online community so you can refine technique and ask questions. Pulse is also a never-ending journey, so each time you learn and review the material, you gain a deeper understanding that will further evolve your art and skill.

How will I view the classes?

Our recorded classes can be accessed through your own personal AyurLearn Portal. Instructions to access your AyurLearn Portal will be emailed to you shortly after you purchase the course.

What if I am having technical problems?

You can reach us by emailing or give us a call at (505)204-7026. Our care team is online Monday through Friday from 9am - 5pm ET.

What is your refund and cancellation policy?

We do not offer refunds or cancellations for the recorded Pulse course or the in-person training in Asheville, NC. Payments are non-transferable.

I'm interested in the in-person training. Where can I stay in Asheville?

If you are traveling from outside Asheville, we’re excited to share that we have multiple partnerships with local hostels, hotels, rental properties, and more to make your stay enjoyable and to experience some of the best areas that Asheville has to offer. Check out our recommended places to stay.

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