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Shirodhara- Calming the Mind to Ease Stress on the Body

Shirodhara - An Ayurvedic Body Treatment
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In my past few writings, I have reviewed Ayurveda’s 3 major causes of disease.

Things like unwholesome actions or words, improper contact of our 5 senses with their environment, or changes due to seasons and aging– each have their own consequences on our health.

At Omkar, we use the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda to address these health effects– which often manifest themselves in common conditions like these below.

These conditions can eventually result in more serious disease over time that becomes much more difficult to treat… 

Are You Dealing With Anxiety, Frustration, Or Anger?

It seems these are only natural in our modern life with so many day to day challenges: 

Environmental (work, home life)

Social (relationships)

Cultural (our society)

But if these afflictions are not dealt with appropriately, they build up into stress that not only harms us psychologically, but physically as well.

What Happens To Our Mind, Happens To Our Body

As the mind and body are interconnected according to Ayurveda, our body will be able to rest and achieve harmony once we calm the mind of anxiety, frustrations, and anger.

If not properly treated however, Diseases of Vata and Pitta are most likely a result

Diseases Of Vata and Pitta
Shirodhara - An Ayurvedic Treatment

Shirodhara is one calming and relaxing treatment to the mind and body. 

What does Shirodhara look like?

This ancient Ayurvedic treatment involves pouring in a stream on the forehead a warm, herbalized oil, herbalized ghee, or buttermilk– depending on the type of condition being treated.

A foot, head and shoulder massage helps make you comfortable before starting the Shirodhara procedure, and then the oil is poured for about 30-35 minutes.

What are the effects of Shirodhara?

The mind and nervous system are calmed and grounded through this practice, by focusing on the region of the head. 

Why Shirodhara?

Ayurveda considers the body as an inverted tree, where the head is the roots, and the trunk and the branches extend downward.

Just as the roots nurture the wellbeing of the tree, the same analogy can be used to describe the head and the rest of the body.

Practices like Shirodhara help maintain the health and stability of the “roots.”

Benefits of Shirodhara

My goal…

As an Ayurvedic Practitioner, I look at causes behind our mental and physical impairments. 

I want to help you adapt to these natural changes in our lives— either from climatic conditions like the change of seasons, or more complex changes as we advance in stages of life.

This week, I invite you to be aware of areas of your life where you may be feeling anxiety, frustration, or anger.

This Week’s Reflection On Anxiety, Frustration, Or Anger

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