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Taking Charge of Your Health


Shirodhara is Ayurvedic treatment that is
done for treatments during after Panchakarma, as well as for general healing of the mind,
and aligning that with the emotions and the spirit. Shirodhara is the warm oil drip, as you see
in the treatment. Shirodhara oil is poured through the vessel,
and it streams out in a continuous stream. That stream represents consciousness. The ever flowing energy of consciousness throughout
time and space. When a client receives Shirodhara, I notice
their whole body gets deep, into a deep sleep, into a deep state. It’s said that Shirodhara builds an alpha
state in the body, and I’ve seen it. People will report that they went somewhere,
kind of in between here and there. The benefit, really, is for the mind to be
clear of all the impressions that we have. In our modern world we have so many impressions,
that we see that we’re stimulated by. It’s said in Ayurveda, as well as in yoga,
that the more that we can clear our minds of the impressions, the deeper we can be in
identifying our true source of identity, which is beyond the mind. Shirodhara is an incredible tool for stress
reduction and to calm the mind. Shirodhara should not be done for pregnant
women, or for people who have mental disorders such as schizophrenia, because it could be
too much for the mind. We want, if a woman is pregnant, to support
her energy, in being down, and being in the belly. Also, women who are menstruating should not
have Shirodhara. So those are some contraindications and benefits
for Shirodhara. If you ever get a chance, get Shirodhara. It’s wonderful.

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