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 +Part of the [[AYR260]] [[Buddhist Ayurveda]] Course on [[Ojas]]
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 +====== Ojas ======
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 +[[Ojas]] - The [[subtle]] [[energy]] of [[kapha]] [[dosha]]; the [[essence]] of properly nourished bodily [[tissue]]s ([[dhatu]]),​ it maintains [[immunity]],​ [[strength]],​ and [[vital]]ity of the [[body]]. ​
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 +===== Course Info =====
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 +Course Title: ​
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 +Ojas, Tejas and Prana: Understanding the Immune System and its Inseparable Connection to Generosity, Healthy Behaviors, Patience, Energy-Vigor,​ Clear Mindful Focus, and Wisdom
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 +[[Course Code]] AYR260, [[Trimester Unit]] 0.25 , [[Class Hours]] 3.75, [[Prerequisites]] AYR250
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 +2 5 Clinical Skills
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 +[[Required Textbook]] [[Vasant Lad]] Dr., B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., [[Textbook of Ayurveda]], Vol I, Albuquerque,​ New Mexico: Ayurvedic Press, 2002. (800-863-7721 or 505-291-9698) ​ www.Ayurveda.com,​ www.Amazon.com
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 +Topics: Brief re[[view]] of the [[transformation]] of [[tissue]]s:​ see [[summary]] of [[Types of Agni]] lecture.
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 +===== Intro to Ojas =====
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 +Topics: Brief re[[view]] of the [[transformation]] of [[tissue]]s:​ see [[summary]] of [[Types of Agni]] lecture.
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 +Intro to [[Ojas]]: ​ - [[Ojas]] is the end product of the [[transformation]] of [[tissue]]s,​ [[tissue]] [[metabolism]];​ the [[pure]] [[essence]] of [[Shukra]] [[Dhatu]] and all [[bodily]] [[tissue]]s. ​
 +[[Ojas]] is the product of [[Shukra]] [[Dhatu]] [[Agni]]. ​
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 +There are 2 types of [[Ojas]]: ​
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 +[[Para Ojas]], [[stable]], [[refine]]d [[Ojas]] and 
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 +[[Apara Ojas]], [[raw]], [[mobile]] [[Ojas]]. ​
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 +The volume of [[Para Ojas]] is 8 gtts; the volume of [[Apara]] is 1/2 [[Anjali]]. ​ - If one is doing [[Mantra]], [[Meditation]] and observing [[celibacy]] ([[Bramacharya]]) then [[Ojo]]-[[Agni]] [[transform]]s [[Apara]] into [[Para Ojas]]. ​
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 +8 gtts of [[Para Ojas]] enters the [[circulation]] and stays in the [[Heart]]. ​
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 +[[Para Ojas]] [[become]]s the [[ground]] for the [[cardiac]] [[impulse]] through the [[SA node]], [[regulate]]s the [[heartbeat]] and [[maintain]]s the [[life]] [[energy]] of the [[heart]].
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 +[[Ojas]] in the [[heart]] also provides a [[ground]] for [[consciousness]] and makes possible the alignment of the inner bodies with the [[physical]] [[body]]. ​
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 +[[Apara Ojas]] is [[mobile]] and circulates throughout the [[body]] [[nourish]]ing the [[dhatu]]s.
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 + ​[[Doctor]] [[Vasant Lad]][[ has presented 2 versions of the [[origin]]s of [[Para Ojas]] and [[Apara Ojas]]. Dr. Lad emphasizes the first version. ​
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 + 1) [[Apara Ojas]] is produced by [[Shukra]] [[Dhatu]] [[Agni]] and enters the [[circulation]]. ​
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 + When [[Mantra]], [[Meditation]] and [[celibacy]] are [[observe]]d,​ [[Apara Ojas]] is [[transform]]ed into [[Para Ojas]] by [[Ojas]] [[Agni]] ( the [[Agni]] of [[Sadhaka]] [[Pitta]]). This [[Para Ojas]] stays in the [[heart]]. The remaining [[Apara Ojas]] circulates throughout the [[body]].  ​
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 + 2) The [[Ojas]] produced by [[Shukra]] [[Dhatu]] [[Agni]] is [[Para Ojas]] which enters the [[circulation]] and then remains in the [[Heart]]. [[Ojas]] produced by  the other [[Dhatu]]s is [[Apara Ojas]] and circulates throughout the [[body]].]
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 + ===== Qualities of Ojas =====
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 +[[Qualities]] of [[Ojas]]: ​ - [[Ojas]] is a subst[[anti]]al bio[[logic]]al [[substance]]. It is [[colloidal]],​ [[liquid]], [[slimy]], [[sweet]], [[unctuous]],​ ([[cool]]); [[smell]]s like roasted [[rice]]; looks like [[ghee]]; and [[taste]]s like [[honey]]. ​
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 +[[Ojas]] is the fuel for [[Deha Agni]], the sum of all the [[Agni]]s in the [[body]].
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 +[[Ojas]] has [[qualities]] associated with [[Kapha]] and is also described as the [[Pure]] [[essence]] of [[Kapha]].
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 +===== Functions of Ojas =====
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 +[[Function]]s of [[Ojas]]: ​
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 +1) [[vyadhi]] kshamatva, [[immunity]]. ​
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 +2) [[arogya]], [[positive]] [[health]].
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 +3) The [[vital]] [[life]] [[force]]; [[Ojas]] provides a media for [[Prana]]. ​
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 +4) [[varna]] , [[color]]; [[Ojas]] provides a media for [[Tejas]]. ​
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 +5) [[upachaya]],​ [[Nutrition]]al bulk. 
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 +6) [[Prabha]], glow [[luster]]; [[auric]] [[field]].
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 +===== Ojas Imbalance =====
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 +[[Ojas]] [[imbalance]]:​
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 + ==== Ojo-Vishrama ====
 + ​[[Ojo-Visramsa]],​ displaced [[Ojas]]: ​
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 + Local [[tissue]] [[immunity]] is affected. Displaced [[Ojas]] can result in [[lymphadenitis]];​ [[dermatitis]],​ [[eczema]], [[psoriasis]],​ [[scleroderma]];​ [[rheumatoid arthritis]]. ​
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 + In [[pregnancy]] [[Ojas]] is [[unstable]],​ constantly [[moving]] between [[mother]] and [[fetus]] for the first 7-8 months. If the [[baby]] is born [[premature]]ly,​ [[survival]] may be difficult because of [[unstable]] [[Ojas]]. Unless the [[premature]] [[newborn]] [[receive]]s proper care, the [[baby]] may not have adequate [[stable]] [[Ojas]] to survive.
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 +==== Ojo-Vriddhi ====
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 + ​[[Ojo-Vriddhi]]
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 + ​[[Ojas]] is increased beyond it's [[normal]]ity ( > 1/2 [[Anjali]]):​ [[Ojo-Vriddhi]] results in [[Kapha disorder]]s:​ [[obesity]];​ [[diabetes]];​ [[underactive thyroid]] ([[hypothyroid]]);​ [[high cholesterol]],​ high [[triglyceride]]s;​ [[hypertension]] ([[high blood pressure]]);​ [[congestive heart failure]]; [[cataract]]s,​ [[glaucoma]].
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 + ==== Ojo-Kshaya ====
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 + ​[[Ojo-Kshaya]]
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 + Ojas is [[deplete]]d,​ [[decreased Ojas]]: [[acute]] [[depletion]] is releted to [[severe]] [[blood loss]], [[fluid loss]] and [[electrolyte imbalance]];​ leads to [[dehydration]],​ [[dementia]],​ loss of [[sensory]] [[perception]],​ [[palpitation]]s,​ [[coma]]. ​
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 + ​[[Chronic]] [[depletion]] is associated with [[condition]]s such as [[tuberculosis]] and [[AIDS]].
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 + ==== Ojo-Vyapat ====
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 +[[Ojo-Vyapat]]a
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 +[[Ojas]] is affected by [[Doshic]] ([[Vata]]-[[Pitta]]-[[Kapha]]) [[imbalance]] ​
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 +When affected by [[high Vata]], ​ [[Ojas]] [[become]]s [[dry]], [[light]], [[unstable]].
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 +When affected by [[high Pitta]], [[Ojas]] is "​[[burn]]ed",​ as in [[sickle cell]] or [[aplastic anemia]]. ​
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 +When [[Ojas]] is affected by [[high Kapha]], [[tumor]]s ([[gulma]]) can develop in a particular [[tissue]].
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 +[[Fair Use]] Source: [[Vaidya]] Dr. [[Vasant Lad]], [[Ayurvedic Studies Program]] Lecture ​ 26; January 11, 2000: [[Ojas]], [[Tejas]], [[Prana]], [[Albuquerque]],​ NM: The [[Ayurvedic Institute]]
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 +Printable pdf on Ojas can be found here: http://​www.ayurveda-berkeley.com
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 +"Ojas is the pure essence of all bodily tissues"​
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 +  - Dr. Vasant Lad, pg 213 //The Textbook of Ayurveda Fundamental Principles//,​ The Ayurvedic Text
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