Channels of the Body: Srotamsi

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The channels of the body (or srotamsi) are both physiological and energetic in nature. They are responsible for transportation, communication, and key vital functions within the body. Each with its distinct function, the channels unite individual components of the body.

In this webinar, you will discover:

  • An introduction to the 13 channels of the body
  • Detailed pathways, beginning with the root and ending with the opening
  • Why understanding these channels are crucial to the development of an Ayurvedic practitioner and healer

What you get in this on-demand course:

  • 30+ hours of recorded content taught by Ayurvedic Master, Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc
  • Whiteboard Drawings & Notes
  • Course completion certificate

Lesson Plan

This is an 8-course bundle of recorded webinars led by Vasant Lad.

Ayurvedic Introduction to the Channels of the Body

There are 13 channels of the body (or srotamsi) which are both physiological and energetic in nature. They are responsible for transportation, communication, and key vital functions within the body. Each with its distinct function, the channels unite individual components of the body.

Prana Vaha Srotas (The Channel of Our Vital Breath)

The concept of prana is both tangible and mysterious at the same time. It is our vital breath, both in the sense of providing basic oxygenation to the body as well as providing awareness and true vitality. You will gain the ability to understand both physical and subtle nature of our life force, prana!

Anna Vaha Srotas (The Channel of Food)

This channel does so much more than transporting food from the mouth and delivering it to the intestines. Ayurveda has profoundly taught us that digestion begins in the mouth. This channel provides information to the rest of the digestive tract and organs to prime them for the coming nutrients while simultaneously beginning to break down food.

Udaka and Ambu Vaha Srotas (The Water Channels)

We know that our body is 75% water. But how does our body process and digest water? How does it eliminate water in a healthy manner? Water is absolutely essential to our body, and it is easy to assume that all you have to do is drink water. But if it were that simple, disorders such as edema, dehydration, glaucoma, and renal disorders would not exist.

Rasa Vaha Srotas (The Channels of Nutrition)

Rasa is an intricate channel that conveys the essential nutritive elements for the first tissues formed after the digestion of food. These nutritive juices nourish the tissues of all organs in the body - supporting all the processes of life. When this vast and intricate system is out of balance it can present in disorders as wide-ranging as ringing in the ears / hypersensitivity to sound, anemia, heart palpitations, and hair loss.

Rakta Vaha Srotas (The Channels of the Blood)

Rakta Vaha Srotas is the channel involved in the production and transportation of the blood within the body. The flow of blood plays a crucial role in the delivery of fresh nutrients and oxygen, while also helping in the removal of waste products like carbon dioxide. When this delicate internal system finds itself out of balance it can present as a number of disorders; including anemia, ulcers in and around the mouth, abscesses, skin rashes, and inflammation in various parts of the body.

Ashti Vaha Srotas (The Channels of the Bone)

Bone tissue is one of the main sites of the Vata dosha, which is primarily composed of ether and air elements. When these elements increase in our environment, such as during fall season or naturally as we age, we can become prone to imbalances within this system. Particularly for women approaching menopause, as estrogen levels decline, the activity of osteoblasts (the cells that build bone) also decline.

Mamsa Vaha Srotas (The Channels of the Muscle)

Our muscular system is essential for sustained and healthy living - our blood circulation, our chewing and swallowing, our solar plexus and intercostal muscles that allow us to breathe, the movement of our intestines are all driven by muscle. This channel also has a psychological element where Mamsa provides our sense of ambition and security, our boldness, firmness, and the sense of responsibility.

Meet the Teacher

Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc

As the founder and director of The Ayurvedic Institute, Vasant Lad has worked tirelessly for the last 40 years to bring the deep insights and transformative power of Ayurveda to the West. His passion for healing has garnered him respect throughout the world, and he is considered the premiere authority on Ayurveda outside of India. His webinars offer the essence of decades of teaching and clinical practice, providing you with both inspiring theory and rigorous practical application while weaving in his personal spiritual insights.

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Join this masterclass and receive

30+ hours of recorded content taught by Ayurvedic Master, Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc

Whiteboard Drawings & Notes

Course completion certificate

Channels of the Body: Srotamsi

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